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Torfinn Thomesen Huvenes

Associate Professor
  • E-mailtorfinn.huvenes@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 89 05
  • Visitor Address
    Sydnesplassen 12-13
    5007 Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7805
    5020 Bergen

Most of my research to date has focused on questions about disagreement. Some of the questions I am interested in have to do with the nature of disagreement. This includes questions like the following:

  • What does it take for us to disagree?

  • Are there different kinds of disagreement?

  • Can we disagree without any of us being wrong?

However, I am also interested in the role that disagreement plays in different philosophical debates. This includes questions like the following:

  • What is the epistemic and practical significance of disagreement?

  • To what extent is disagreement about taste different from moral disagreement?

  • To what extent is moral disagreement different from scientific disagreement?

The fact that questions about disagreement are relevant to a many different areas of philosophy, is one of the things that I find attractive about disagreement as a research topic. While my background is in philosophy of language and epistemology, I am interested in a wide range of topics, both related and unrelated to disagreement, in metaethics, metaphysics, philosophy of logic, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of science.

More information about my published research is available on my website.

In addition to my other responsibilities, I am currently the department research coordinator and I am in charge of the Bergen Logic Group.

Academic article
  • Show author(s) (2022). Individuation by agreement and disagreement. Inquiry (Oslo).
  • Show author(s) (2016). Information Centrism and the Nature of Contexts. Australasian Journal of Philosophy. 301-314.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Epistemic modals and credal disagreement. Philosophical Studies. 987-1011.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Knowledge, conservatism, and pragmatics. Synthese. 3239-3269.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Disagreement Without Error. Erkenntnis: An International Journal of Scientific Philosophy.
  • Show author(s) (2012). Varieties of disagreement and predicates of taste. Australasian Journal of Philosophy. 167-181.
Doctoral dissertation
  • Show author(s) (2011). On the Contrary. Disagreement, Context, and Relative Truth.
Interview Journal
  • Show author(s) (2006). Doing Metaphysics as if Kant Never Happened: An Interview with John Hawthorne. Filosofisk supplement.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)