Department of Philosophy

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Philosophy Addressing Global Challenges


  • 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. 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.


Studies in philosophy

Students' Committee

The department also teaches the first-term courses


Main research areas

Research seminar
Teksten Graduate Research Seminar II mot en bakgrunn av grå spørsmålstegn og et markert rødt spøsrmålstegn
Oct 24

Graduate Research Seminar II

We would like to kindly invite you to participate of the second Graduate Research Seminar (GRS) of the Autumn Semester 2019.

Steiner og trestammer fra nedhogde trær (gamle) i strandkanten.
Nov 21

Wittgenstein: Naturalism and Necessity

Wittgenstein’s thoughts about mathematics continue to puzzle. Although important interpretative works have been published, his views are still often regarded as marginal, implausible, if not outright mistaken. This conference aims to contribute to a better understanding of his writings.

Political philosophy
Frihet, væpnet med fornuftens septer, slå tilbake ignoranse og fanatisme
Nov 28

The reason of passions: emotion and rationality in the landscape of (contemporary) politics.

The purpose of this symposium is to approach the topic of the relations between rationality and emotions, wondering which part it actually plays in politics.

New Software

New Software from the "Coincidence Analysis" group

New CNA software published on the The Comprehensive R Archive Network.