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VISION:
Philosophy Addressing Global Challenges


MISSION:

  • Offer a rigorous teaching program in Philosophy
  • Offer Philosophy courses that are relevant for students in all disciplines
  • Offer high quality introductory courses in Philosophy, with relevance for students in all Faculties
  • Publish basic research in leading international Philosophy journals
  • Publish Philosophy research relevant for global public policy
  • Offer continuing education courses and participate actively in public policy debates

Department of Philosophy at the University of Bergen is a large department, responsible both for the teaching of Philosophy at all levels and for teaching general education courses for students in all the Faculties of the University. We offer bachelor- and master-programs in Philosophy, and currently supervise thirteen doctoral candidates. We are also responsible for an interdisciplinary Rhetoric program. The Department is particularly strong in the areas of Ethics and Political Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Logic and Mathematics, Philosophy of Science, Mind and Wittgenstein studies. Most of our faculty members are engaged in work that crosses into other disciplines including cognitive science, medicine, and environmental studies. We currently hold three prestigious major research grants on Logic, philosophy of causation and Wittgenstein’s philosophy of mathematics. The Department of Philosophy is home to the The Wittgenstein Archives.

Wittgenstein
Tsinghua University – University of Amsterdam Joint Research Centre for Logic

Logisch-Philosophische Abhandlung – Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus 1921 – 2021: A Series of Centennial Lectures

The lecture series consists of ten lectures over a five-week period, between May 17 and June 16. There will be two lectures per week, on Mondays and Wednesdays, except for the second week, when they will take place on Tuesday and Thursday.
research infrastructure
Alois Pichler

Infrastructure funds allocated to the Wittgenstein Archive

The Wittgenstein Archive (WAB) has been awarded 1,670,000 NOK (about 167,000 EUR) for quality assurance and updating of the world's research infrastructure for Wittgenstein's Nachlass.

Publication
Bokomslaget og innholdsfortegnelse

Towards a Philosophical Anthropology of Culture - Naturalism, Relativism, and Skepticism

In this book Kevin Cahill explores the question of what it means to be a human being through sustained and original analyses of three important philosophical topics: relativism, skepticism, and naturalism in the social sciences.