He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Theoretical Philosophy at Lund University in 1959. In 1961 he received a Licentiate of Philosophy degree in the same subject. His most important teacher in Lund was Gunnar Aspelin. He then moved to the University of Gothenburg where he received his Ph.D. in History of Ideas in 1966.
In 1966-1968 he worked at Sydsvenskan, a major newspaper in southern Sweden. In 1968 he held a temporary position at Lund University. In 1979 he was appointed Professor of History of Ideas at the University of Gothenburg, where he remained until his retirement in 2006.
Sven-Eric Liedman is the author of a well-known Swedish textbook on the history of political ideas, with the prefix "Från Platon till..." in its title. The textbook has since its first edition in 1972 been updated many times. The title has also changed to reflect the changes. The first edition was called "Från Platon till Lenin" (from Plato to Lenin). The last edition is called "Från Platon till kriget mot terrorismen" (from Plato to the War against terrorism).
- August Prize, 1997.
- Kellgren Prize, 2002.
- Wettergrens bokollon, 2004.
- Lotten von Kræmer Prize from Samfundet De Nio, 2005.
- Swedish Academy Nordic Prize, 2008.
|This article about a Swedish writer or poet is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|