Department of Philosophy

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VISION: 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. There are 25 full time regular tenured positions, in addition to 14 permanent lecturers. We offer bachelor- and master-programs in Philosophy, and there are currently 11 active PhD students. 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 and Logic, Philosophy of 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. The Department of Philosophy is home to the The Wittgenstein Archives.


Studies in philosophy

The department also teaches the first-term courses Examen philosophicum and Examen facultatum for the Faculty of Humanities.


Main research areas


Information about the exhibition with two pictures of Wittgenstein and one of his cottage in Skjolden

Ludwig Wittgenstein: Die Tractatus Odyssee

Ludwig Wittgensteins persönliche und philosophische Reise von 1911 bis 1922 wird durch Multimedia, Fotos und Briefe beleuchtet, vor der Kulisse einer der dramatischsten Epochen der europäischen Geschichte.

Open positions

There are no open positions for this unit at the moment.