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, 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.

Ragnhild Iveranna Hogstad Jordahl
Feb 18

Constructed kinds that reflect real categories: On Hacking's looping kinds and his use of autism as an example

The Bergen Network for Women in Philosophy is happy to announce its first seminar this semester. The talk will be given by Ragnhild Jordahl.

Marie Curie Postdoctoral EU Fellowship
Industrirobot ved et samlebånd

How Artifacts Acquire Agency: Towards a Philosophy of Automation

Mark Young, who defended his PhD thesis in the department recently, has been awarded the prestigious Marie Curie Postdoctoral EU Fellowship. The primary objective of his project is: to develop a new philosophical approach to the study of automation that recognizes the essential role played by human...

Teksten "Reactivity in the Research Process" med en rekke tegnede kontorjobbrekvisitter rundt
Mar 04

Reactivity in the Research Process

Lectures "Experimental Artifacts and the Reactivity of Psychological Phenomena" and "When patients revolt against medical experiments" from two of the participants in the upcoming workshop.

Teksten "behaviour analyses" med en rekke hverdagslige bruksting tegnet rundt
Mar 05

Reactivity in the Research Process

The workshop is organized by Julie Zahle (University of Bergen), Caterina Marchionni (University of Helsinki), and Marion Godman (University of Aarhus).

New Software

New Software from the "Coincidence Analysis" group

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