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Jan Reinert Karlsen

Associate Professor, academic coordinator for Major Issues in Research and Society and leader of Research Group Theory of Science
  • E-mailjan.karlsen@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 96 65
  • Visitor Address
    Parkveien 9
    5007 Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7805
    5020 Bergen

I am currently working on four research topics:

  • The concept of suffering
  • Philosophy of severe chronic neurological diseases
  • Philosophy of cognitive neuroscience
  • Interdisciplinarity in teaching and learning

Major Questions in Research and Society

  • The human being: Nature and culture (VIT210)
  • Global health: Ethics, politics, and human rights (VIT211)
  • Climate: What do we know? What should we do? (VIT212)
  • The many cultures at the university (VIT213)
  • The Norwegian Constitution: What is it? How ought it to be? (VIT214)
  • Displacing humanity: Knowledge status and options for action (VIT215)
  • Artificial Intelligence: Visions, Realities and Future Consequences (VIT216)

PhD obligatory course in Research Design, Methods, Ethics and Philosophy of Science (PS901)


  • Show author(s) (2019). Thoughts in Progress: Field Notes from Norway. 103-105. In:
    • Show author(s) (2019). Thought Work. Thinking, Action, and the Fate of the World. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Svar til Skodvin. Morgenbladet.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Studiebarometeret som kunnskapsform og samfunnsfenomen. Nytt Norsk Tidsskrift. 7-19.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Studentenes stemme? Morgenbladet.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Hjernen gjør motstand. Le Monde Diplomatique.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)