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The official journal of the medical care section of the American Public Health Association just published an application of the CNA method, among other configurational comparative methods, to the effectiveness of the implementation of hepatitis C treatments.
The authors of" Philosophy as Drama" show that any interpretation of these works must include the literary and narrative dimensions of each text, as much as serious the attention given to the progression of the argument in each piece.
Michael Baumgartner published an article introducing the main theories of causation to political scientists in the SAGE Handbook of Political Science.
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 operators.
From September 21 to 25, 2020, Michael Baumgartner and Alrik Thiem (University of Lucerne) will hold a training seminar on configurational causal modeling with a heavy focus on CNA at the Regenstrief Institute for public health in Indianapolis.
New CNA software published on the The Comprehensive R Archive Network.
Michael Baumgartner and Christoph Falk, Boolean Difference-Making: A Modern Regularity Theory of Causation, The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
In this year's first edition of the journal "Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie" one of the highly regarded journals in the history of philosophy both Franz Knappik and Kristian Larsen are contributors.
The Bergen Logic Group and the NFR-funded project `Anti-Exceptionalism About Logic' organized the conference The Normativity of Logic, June 14-16 2017 (University of Bergen).
The Bergen Logic Group visited Pavia and the centre UISS. Together with UISS and the University of Bologna we organized a workshop in the philosophy of logic, especially logical pluralism and anti-exceptionalism.
This year's Nils Klim Prize is awarded to philosopher of science Finnur Dellsén (University of Iceland). 
UiB is planning to establish an interdisciplinary center for humanistic research. Within this framework, funds are available for two basic research projects with a deadline of 15 March.
In this volume, leading philosophers, medical doctors, and economists discuss different views on how to evaluate death and its relevance for health policy.
The four-year project 'Mathematics with a Human Face: Set Theory within a Naturalized Wittgensteinean Framework' has received a grant from the Norwegian Research Council.
“By questioning our habitual thoughts and given truths, we can obtain insights which enable us to reflect on our lives in a different way,” says Marianne Frøystad Walderhaug. During her dialogues with inmates, they try to discover how they can get out of “robot mode”.
On 10–11 May the Research Group for Radical Philosophy and Literature (LLE) organized a seminar at the Norwegian Institute in Rome on the legacy of 1968 in conjunction with the Research group for Subjectivation and Late Modernity (FoF), with Maurizio Lazzarato, Frida Beckman and Franco Berardi as our invited keynotes.
Thanks to EU funding, the Digital Culture, Archaeology, Philosophy and Theory of Science researchs groups will welcome new international researchers to their team. These groups at the Faculty of Humanities received five out of seven Marie Curie grants awarded to UiB.