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Lars Kruse

Jens Jørund Tyssedal

Postdoctoral Fellow
  • E-mailjens.tyssedal@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 89 27
  • Visitor Address
    Sydnesplassen 12-13
    5007 Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7805
    5020 Bergen

I am working on a postdoctoral project about so-called 'positional goods', i.e. scarce goods for which it is hard or impossible to increase supply, such as pristine nature, urban housing, attractive jobs and high status, and problems concerning the distribution of these.

I also do research on distributive justice in general, the philosophy of work and labour justice, and on methods in normative theory.

Before joining the Department of Philosophy at the Univeresity of Bergen I worked at the Department of Political Science at Aarhus University, from where I hold my PhD. I have also held a visiting position at the Hoover Chair of economic and social ethics at UCLouvain.

Spring semester 2024

FIL116 Introduction to Contemporary Political Philosophy (with Jesse Tomalty og Ane Engelstad)

FIL 249 Political Philosophy (with Jesse Tomalty og Ane Engelstad)

FIL349 Research Theme in Political Philosophy (with Jesse Tomalty og Ane Engelstad)


Office hours: One hour after each lecture (Room 324, Sydnesplassen 12-13). By appointment in weeks that I am not teaching, just write me an e-mail.

For an up to date list of publications, see my profile on PhilPeople.


Good work: The importance of caring about making a social contribution. Politics, Philosophy and Economics 22 (2) (2023):177-196, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10677-020-10149-1.

Work is Meaningful if There are Good Reasons to do it: A Revisionary Conceptual Analysis of ‘Meaningful Work’. Journal of Business Ethics 185 (2023):533-544, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-022-05205-y.

The Value of Time Matters for Temporal Justice. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 24 (1) (2021):183-196, https://doi.org/10.1177/1470594X221148204.