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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

Startup meeting Spring 2024

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.

Kant and his table companions. Colored wood engraving by Klose & Wollmerstaedt
Apr 26

Kant today?

In April 2024, it will be 300 years since Immanuel Kant was born in Königsberg. In a workshop organised by the department’s research group „History of Modern Philosophy“ (formerly „Culture, Society, Politics“), researchers from the University of Bergen will give informal talks about the importance...

AI and Politics
The letters AI on a pink to purple background
May 30

International Workshop: “AI & Political Conflict”

The Boston-Bergen Forum on Digital Futures invites to a two-day hybrid event, bringing together prominent scholars to discuss the impact of AI-based platforms and their underlying technological, normative, and economic principles, on political discourse, deep disagreement, and conflict.

New Book!

Style, Method and Philosophy in Wittgenstein

Alois Pichler has published an Element - “Style, Method and Philosophy in Wittgenstein”, in the Cambridge Wittgenstein Elements series.