Frank Ejby Poulsen
Postdoc, No title
Karen Blixen Plads 16, 2300 København S, Søndre Campus, Building: 6B.4.24
Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
Karen Blixens Plads 16
2300 København S
I was born in Odense (DK), but grew up in Paris. After living in London, Copenhagen, Vienna, Florence, Munich, and Berkeley CA, I now speak all languages with an accent.
My law studies in Paris sparked my interest for everything that made positive law. I moved back to Copenhagen to study political science in order to understand the processes that come into play to make the law. There, I rekindled my high school interest in philosophy by focusing on political theory. Political and legal theory are not strange bedfellows. Political thought has of course a history, which is why I focused on this in my PhD studies.
At the Centre for Privacy Studies I focus on the intellectual history of law and particularly on the aspect of privacy in natural law and moral philosophy in 17th-century Germany with Hermann Conring at the University of Helmstedt, and 18th-century Scotland with Francis Hutcheson at the University of Glasgow.
Primary fields of research
Privacy considered under the guise of natural law
Helmstedt case 17th century: Herman Conring (1606-1681) on Machiavelli
Glasgow case 18th century: the moral philosophy of Francis Hutcheson and Adam Smith