Department of Philosophy



In philosophy we ask some of the most foundational questions. How can we know anything about the world? How should we live our lives? What characterizes a just society? 

The department of philosophy is home to the The Wittgenstein Archives.

Bergen Ancient Philosophy Symposium 2016

Myth, Ritual and Initiation in Plato's Republic

A conference bringing together researchers from several countries and traditions to investigate central aspects of Plato's work.

Social distance

Justice and levels of social interaction – A conference on social distance

The main topic of the seminar is the tension between the commitments we have in close personal relations and those we adhere to more distanced, bureaucratic relations.

Lunch seminar

Prof. Anthony Steinbock: "Surprise as an Emotion and its Distinction from Humility"

Steinbock's speach is based on an introductory chapter in a book project that is in progress.


Funding for project on philosophy of logic

The four-year project `Anti-Exceptionalism About Logic' has received a grant from the Norwegian Research Council in the category `Young Researchers'. The project leader is Ole Hjortland (Department of Philosophy), and the project will fund a postdoctoral researcher and a PhD student.


Erbacher and Pichler write for the Journal for the History of Analytical Philosophy

The current issue of the Journal for the History of Analytical Philosophy (vol. 4, nr. 3, 2016) features papers by two of our department members: Christian Erbacher has written on 'Wittgenstein and His Literary Executors' and Alois Pichler has reviewed Mauro Engelmann's (who visited...