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Gil Sagi (Haifa University) will visit the Department of Philosophy from October 2nd to October 14th.
The first official workshop in the Anti-exceptionalist project was entitled `Logic as science'. The workshop gathered nine international speakers working in the philosophy of logic.
DICTUM is a basic research project focused on the technical core of Plato’s philosophy, that is, his conception of dialectic, the method that distinguishes philosophical inquiry from other kinds of inquiry.
One UiB researcher departs for Denmark, while five excellent European researchers come to UiB to conduct research. They have received Marie Curie fellowships from the European Union in collaboration with researchers at the University of Bergen.
Michael Baumgartner is the mind behind the method Coincidence Analysis. Fittingly, coincidence played a major role when he chose his career in philosophy.
Sarah Uffelmann Szeltner has investigated the concept of grammar in Ludwig Wittgenstein´s writing. – He wrote like a poet, Szeltner says.
"Our aim is to strengthen the academic environment for philosophical logic in Norway."
NB! The seminar will be held in the seminarroom at the ground-/first floor, Sydnesplassen 12/13 the hole semester! Open course at the Department of Philosophy, autumn 2016.
The Department of Philosophy offers a new course in moral philosophy in the autumn 2016. The course is offered at 100-, 200-, or 300- level.
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 us as guest researcher in the fall of 2015) book Wittgenstein's Philosophical Development:... Read more
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.
The book is edited by Ole T. Hjortland (University of Bergen) og Colin R. Caret (Yonsei University) and is the first collection of essays dedicated to the philosophical foundations of logic.
A selection of Wittgenstein resources developed by WAB are now implemented in the Europeana database.
The foundation 'Wittgenstein in Skjolden' has been established, with one of its intentions being to rebuild the cabin that Wittgenstein erected in 1914 in the area known as "Austria" by the lake Eidsvatnet in Skjolden in the innermost part of the Sogne Fjord.
Trinity College Cambridge in cooperation with the Wittgenstein Archives at the University of Bergen will produce a new, high-resolution facsimile of Wittgenstein's Nachlass held in Wren Library.
From Monday 12th to Wednesday 14th of May there will be a workshop on Kant's moral philosophy in the Department of Philosophy, Sydnesplassen 12/13, room 2010. Open for all!
The Wittgenstein Archives at the University of Bergen (WAB) recently published more than 1,000 secondary resources for Wittgenstein scholars in the form of books, papers and audio-visual material online. All resources are available Open Access and are a result of WAB's participation in the EU-funded project AGORA: Scholarly Open Access Research in European Philosophy.
Two of the foremost experts on Wittgenstein's philosophy visit the Wittgenstein Archives at the University of Bergen this year.

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