Frank Ejby Poulsen

Frank Ejby Poulsen

Postdoc, No title

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

Legal history

Intellectual history

Political theory

Current research

Privacy considered under the guise of natural law

Helmstedt case 17th century: Herman Conring (1606-1681) on Machiavelli

https://teol.ku.dk/privacy/research/cases/helmstedt/

Glasgow case 18th century: the moral philosophy of Francis Hutcheson and Adam Smith

https://teol.ku.dk/privacy/research/cases/glasgow/

Teaching

Legal history

Intellectual history

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