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Kristin Sampson

Professor, Philosophy
  • E-mailKristin.Sampson@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 88 20
  • Visitor Address
    Sydnesplass 12-13, 3. etasje
    Bergen
    Room 
    304
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7805
    5020 BERGEN

Kristin Sampson, dr. art., is Professor of Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Bergen. She wrote her doctoral dissertation on Plato, Ontogony. Conceptions of Being and Metaphors of Birth in the Timaeus and the Parmenides (2006), with a focus on the relation between the poetical and the philosophical. Her academic work beyond the doctorate dissertation has proceeded along three various main lines: Firstly, on other parts of the Platonic textual corpus (SymposiumSophistProtagorasApologyRepublic and Laws); secondly, on ancient Greek thinking previous to Plato, going back to Homer and Hesiod; and thirdly within feminist and contemporary philosophy with a special attention to the thinking of Luce Irigaray.

Having received a post-doctorate fellowship (2007) Sampson worked on the project The Freedom of the Other. Ethical Consequences of Irigaray’s Conception of Sexual Difference, investigating possible alternative conceptions of freedom from within an ontological-ethical perspective as articulated by Luce Irigaray. This project was also part of the larger research project Thought as Action (2008-2012) funded by the Norwegian Research Council.

Sampson was a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Philosophy at Boston University (USA) in 2002, having been granted the Fulbright Fellowship the Einar Haugen Fellowship in the Humanitiesfor the academic year 2001/2002. In 2008 Sampson was a Visiting Professor at Rutgers University (USA), and in 2010 at the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l'Homme in Paris (France). 

Sampson is part of the research group on Ancient Philosophy (at the Department of Philosophy), which for several years worked on the research project Poetry and Philosophy, focusing on Plato. This project was funded by the Norwegian Research Council (2010-2015). The Ancient Philosophy research group is currently working on a project on politics and philosophy in Ancient Greece. Sampson is also a member of the research group on Subjectivation and Late Modernity at the University of Bergen.

– “The Art of Politics as Weaving in Plato’s Statesman”, pp. 485-500 in Polis: The Journal for Ancient Greek and Roman Political Thought, Volume 37, Issue 3 (2020).

– “Conceptions of Temporality: Reconsidering Time in an Age of Impending Emergency” pp. 769-782 in Theoria, Vol. 86, Issue 6 (2020).

– “Thinking Life through the Early Greeks” pp. 61-75 in Thinking Life with Luce Irigaray (ed. Gail M. Schwab). New York: State University of New York Press 2020.

– “The Significance of the Ambiguity of Music in Plato” pp. 143-161 in Philosophy as Drama: Plato's Thinking through Dialogue (eds. Hallvard Fossheim, Vigdis Songe-Møller, and Knut Ågotnes). London & New York: Bloomsbury Academic 2019.

– “Sounds of Subjectivity or Resonances of Something Other” pp. 123-140 in Antiquities Beyond Humanism (eds. Emanuela Bianchi, Sara Brill, and Brooke Holmes). Oxford University Press 2019.

– “Myntenes makt” pp. 32-35 in Le monde diplomatique, November 2018.

– “Penger og velstand i antikken” pp. 270-289 in Agora, No. 2-3, H. Aschehoug & Co 2018.

– “Den kjente og den glemte Hypatia” pp. 53-65 in Norsk filosofisk tidsskrift, Vol. 53, No. 2-3. Universitetsforlaget 2018.

– "Den kjente og glemte Hypatia" pp. 14-15 in Klassekampen, October 10th 2018.

– “The Temporality of Philosophy in the Apology” pp. 57-71 in Readings of Plato's Apology. Defending the Philosophical Life (ed. Vivil Valvik Haraldsen, Knut Olof Gunnar Pettersson & Oda E. Wiese Tvedt). London: Lexington Books 2018.

– “Kaoskomplikasjoner” pp. 57-69 in Deleuze i vest (ed. Helge Pettersen, Terje Hellesen & Remi Nilsen). Bergen: Morgana Press 2018.

– “Visible and Audible Movement in the Protagoras” pp. 199-213 in Plato’s Protagoras: Essays on the Confrontation of Philosophy and Sophistry (ed. Olof Pettersson & Vigdis Songe-Møller) in Philosophical Studies Series. Springer 2017.

– “Kærlighed: Symposion” pp. 209-229 in Platon: Værk og virkning (ed. Jakob L. Fink & Kristian Larsen). Copenhagen: Gyldendal 2016.

– “Beyond the Subject: Early Greek Conceptions of Corporeality”, Ágalma, n. 30, ottobre 2015. Roma: Mimesis edizioni 2015.

– “A Third Possibility: Mixture and Musicality” in The New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy, Vol. 13 (ed. Burt Hopkins and John Drummond). Routledge 2015.

– “Kjønnsforskjell som spørsmålet for vår tid” in Salongen. Nettstedet for filosofi og idéhistorie. 2014.

– “Sômatechnê and the Somatchnics of Sexual Difference”, Somatechnics, Vol. 3, No. 2. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press 2013.

– “The Philosophical Significance of the Figure of Diotima”, NFT vol. 48, nr. 1. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget 2013.

– “Identity and Gender in Plato” in Philosophy and Gender (ed. Cressida Hayes), vol. II: Gender and the History of Philosophy. Hoboken: Taylor & Francis: Routledge 2012. 

 – “I grenseland - mellom innenfor og utenfor”, Kraftverk Jubileumsutgave 2011. Tidsskriftet Kraftverk 40, Billedkatalogen NO 4: 2011.

– “Kunst og historie hos Gadamer”, Kunstjournalen B-post. 2010/2011.

– “A World of Sexual Difference”, Nora. Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research. Volume 18 1:2010.

– “Filosofi som lesemåte: Irigarays lesninger av Platon”, Agora 3:2008.

– Kjønnsteori. (ed. Mortensen, Egeland, Gressgård, Holst, Jegerstedt, Rosland & Sampson) Oslo: Gyldendal 2008.

– “Eksistensialistisk og fenomenologisk tilnærming”, “Simone de Beauvoir”, “Ontologisk tilnærming” og “Luce Irigaray” in Kjønnsteori. Oslo: Gyldendal 2008.

– “A Difference of Origin” pp. 17-33 in Sex, Breath, and Force (ed. Ellen Mortensen). Maryland, USA: Lexington Books 2006.

– Ontogony. Conceptions of being and metaphors of birth in the Timaeus and the Parmenides, dr.art.thesis, Fagbokforlaget 2006.

– “Identity and Gender in Plato” pp. 17-33 in Feminist Reflections on the History of Philosophy (ed. by Lilli Alanen and Charlotte Witt). Dordrecht, Boston & London: Kluwer Academic Publishers 2004.

– “The Metaphors of Birth in Plato” pp. 21-35 in Bios, Eros and Thanatos in Ancient and Early Modern Philosophy(ed. by Vigdis Songe-Møller and Vibeke A. Tellmann). Bergen: University of Bergen 2003.

– “What are we searching for in the history of philosophy?” pp. 94-115 in The Philosophical Age, Almanac 24: History of Philosophy as Philosophy. St. Petersburg 2003.

– “Platons problematiske kvinner” in Kjønnsperspektiver i filosofihistorien (red. Hilde Bondevik and Linda Rustad). Oslo: Pax Forlag 1999.

– Selvets logikk i Platons Faidon: en kritikk av Platons plassering av selvet i forhold til motsetningsparene kropp-sjel, dødelighet-udødelighet og femininitet-maskulinitet. University of Bergen 1994.

 

Academic article
  • Show author(s) 2020. The Art of Politics as Weaving in Plato’s Statesman. Polis.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Conceptions of Temporality: Reconsidering Time in an Age of Impending Emergency. Theoria.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Penger og velstand i antikken. Agora : Journal for metafysisk spekulasjon. 270-289.
  • Show author(s) 2018. "Den kjente og den glemte Hypatia". Norsk Filosofisk tidsskrift. 53-65.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Beyond the Subject: Early Greek Conceptions of Corporeality. Agalma. 58-65.
  • Show author(s) 2014. "A Third Possibility: Mixture and Musicality". New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy. 329-338.
  • Show author(s) 2013. The Philosophical Significance of the Figure of Diotima. Norsk Filosofisk tidsskrift. 100-112.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Sôma, technê and the Somatechnics of Sexual Difference. Somatechnics. 233-250.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Kunst og historie hos Gadamer. Kunstjournalen B-post.
  • Show author(s) 2011. I grenseland - mellom innenfor og utenfor. Kraftverk.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Filosofi som lesemåte Irigarays lesninger av Platon. Agora : Journal for metafysisk spekulasjon. 69-86.
Lecture
  • Show author(s) 2015. "1440: The Smooth and the Striated" by Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari .
Popular scientific lecture
  • Show author(s) 2018. Kaoskomplikasjoner: En gjenlesning av chôra i lys av begrepene om flytende og strukturert rom hos Deleuze og Guattari .
  • Show author(s) 2018. Hypatia av Alexandria.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Platons Symposion.
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) 2019. Conceptions of Time.
  • Show author(s) 2018. The Art of Statesmanship as Weaving in Plato's Statesman.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Vold og hastighet.
  • Show author(s) 2017. The Ambiguity of Music in Plato.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Conceptions of Temporality.
  • Show author(s) 2016. The Myth of Time in the Republic.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Penger og velstand i antikken.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Penger og velstand i antikken.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Conceptions of Temporality: Revisiting Classical Antiquity and the Baroque .
  • Show author(s) 2015. The Temporality of Philosophy in the Apology.
  • Show author(s) 2015. The Myth of Time in the Republic.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Diktning og lidelse.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Complicating Chaos: Re-reading Chôra in Light of Deleuze and Guattari's Notions of Smooth and Striated Space .
  • Show author(s) 2014. The Temporality of Philosophy in the Apology.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Sounds of Subjectivity or Resonances of Something Other.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Sounds of Subjectivity - or Resonances of Something Other?
  • Show author(s) 2014. Chôra Reconsidered in View of a Topology of Sexual Difference.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Thinking Life Through Irigaray and the Early Greeks.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Emergence and Dialectics in the Protagoras.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Beyond the Subject: Early Greek Conceptions of Corporeality.
  • Show author(s) 2013. A Third Possibility: Mixture and Musicality.
  • Show author(s) 2012. The Somatechnics of Sexual Difference.
  • Show author(s) 2012. The Philosophical Significance of the Figure of Diotima.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Et tredje alternativ: språklig blanding og filosofisk musikalitet (252d-253c og 259d-260b).
  • Show author(s) 2011. Åpenheten ved en kjønnsforskjellens ontologi ut fra Irigaray.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Music in the Laws.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Diotima-figurens filosofiske betydning.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Demeter og Kore.
  • Show author(s) 2010. The Usefulness of Irigaray’s Conception of Otherness for Global Feminism.
  • Show author(s) 2010. An Ecology of Sexuate Difference.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Affectivity and Sexual Difference: Irigaray with Nietzsche and Heraclitus.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Å være kvinne i filosofien.
  • Show author(s) 2009. The Openness of an Ontology of Sexual Difference.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Scenery and Song in the Phaedrus.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Irigarays kjønnsforskjell og Heraklits ild.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Freedom and Sexual Difference.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Philosophy As a Way of Reading:Irigaray’s Reading of Plato’s Myth of the Cave.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Mimetic Creation in the 10th Book of the Republic.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Filosofi som lesemåte: Irigarays lesninger av Platon.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Filosofi som lesemåte: Irigarays lesninger av Platon.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Vestens selvbilde i et kritisk perspektiv.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Ontogoni: Fødselsmetaforer og værensforståelse hos Platon.
Book review
  • Show author(s) 2010. A World of Sexual Difference. NORA - Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research. 57-61.
Academic anthology/Conference proceedings
  • Show author(s) 2008. Kjønnsteori. Gyldendal Akademisk.
Thesis at a second degree level
  • Show author(s) 1994. Selvets logikk i Platons Faidon: en kritikk av Platons plassering av selvet i forhold til motsetningsparene kropp-sjel, dødelighet-udødelighet og femininitet-maskulinitet.
Popular scientific article
  • Show author(s) 2018. Myntenes makt. Le Monde Diplomatique.
  • Show author(s) 2018. "Den kjente og glemte Hypatia". Klassekampen. 14-15.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Kjønnsforskjell som spørsmålet for vår tid. Salongen : Nettstedet for filosofi og idéhistorie.
Doctoral dissertation
  • Show author(s) 2006. Ontogony. Conceptions of Being and Metaphors of Birth in the Timaeus and the Parmenides.
Interview
  • Show author(s) 2019. Filosofiprofessor med base i Ulvik.
  • Show author(s) 2008. I Love to You.
Programme participation
  • Show author(s) 2019. Spillerom søndag.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • Show author(s) 2020. Thinking Life through the Early Greeks.
  • Show author(s) 2019. The Significance of the Ambiguity of Music in Plato. 19 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Sounds of Subjectivity or Resonances of Something Other. 18 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2018. "The Temporality of Philosophy in the Apology". 17 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2018. "Kaoskomplikasjoner". 13 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Visible and Audible Movement in the Protagoras. 15 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2015. A third possibility: mixture and musicality.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Identity and Gender in Plato.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Simone de Beauvoir. 12 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Ontologisk tilnærming. 6 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Luce Irigaray. 13 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Eksistensialistisk / fenomenologisk tilnærming. 7 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2006. A Difference of Origin. 17 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2004. Identity and Gender in Plato. 17 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2003. The Metaphors of Birth in Plato. 15 pages.
  • Show author(s) 1999. Platons problematiske kvinner. 12 pages.
Art exhibition
  • Show author(s) 2019. Hyperborea.
Introduction
  • Show author(s) 2008. Innledning. 11-13.
Chapter
  • Show author(s) 2016. Kærlighed: Symposion. 209-229. In:
    • Show author(s) 2016. Platon - værk og virkning. Gyldendal Akademisk.

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