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"Our aim is to strengthen the academic environment for philosophical logic in Norway."
NB! The seminar will be held in the seminarroom at the ground-/first floor, Sydnesplassen 12/13 the hole semester! Open course at the Department of Philosophy, autumn 2016.
The current issue of the Journal for the History of Analytical Philosophy (vol. 4, nr. 3, 2016) features papers by two of our department members: Christian Erbacher has written on 'Wittgenstein and His Literary Executors' and Alois Pichler has reviewed Mauro Engelmann's (who visited us as guest researcher in the fall of 2015) book Wittgenstein's Philosophical Development:... Read more
The four-year project `Anti-Exceptionalism About Logic' has received a grant from the Norwegian Research Council in the category `Young Researchers'. The project leader is Ole Hjortland (Department of Philosophy), and the project will fund a postdoctoral researcher and a PhD student.
The book is edited by Ole T. Hjortland (University of Bergen) og Colin R. Caret (Yonsei University) and is the first collection of essays dedicated to the philosophical foundations of logic.
A selection of Wittgenstein resources developed by WAB are now implemented in the Europeana database.
The foundation 'Wittgenstein in Skjolden' has been established, with one of its intentions being to rebuild the cabin that Wittgenstein erected in 1914 in the area known as "Austria" by the lake Eidsvatnet in Skjolden in the innermost part of the Sogne Fjord.
Trinity College Cambridge in cooperation with the Wittgenstein Archives at the University of Bergen will produce a new, high-resolution facsimile of Wittgenstein's Nachlass held in Wren Library.
From Monday 12th to Wednesday 14th of May there will be a workshop on Kant's moral philosophy in the Department of Philosophy, Sydnesplassen 12/13, room 2010. Open for all!
The Wittgenstein Archives at the University of Bergen (WAB) recently published more than 1,000 secondary resources for Wittgenstein scholars in the form of books, papers and audio-visual material online. All resources are available Open Access and are a result of WAB's participation in the EU-funded project AGORA: Scholarly Open Access Research in European Philosophy.
Two of the foremost experts on Wittgenstein's philosophy visit the Wittgenstein Archives at the University of Bergen this year.
Human Rights is a thriving endeavor in the corridors of courthouses, in political arenas, and in the halls of academia. Even in academia, however, it is usually reserved for Law Schools and departments of Political Science.
Below is an overview (latest activities first) of guest lectures, seminars, etc. in the Department of Philosophy in 2015 to be held in English. Open for all!
Professor Thomas Pogge opened this year’s Bergen Summer Research School with a keynote lecture, where he put the fight against hunger into perspective.
14 to 16 May the research group Ancient Philosophy will arrange an international conference on Plato's Sophist through the research project Poetry and Philosophy. Please note that the conference starts at 12.30 on 14 May, not 12 as previously announced!

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