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Jeg har kompetanse i moderne vitenskapsteori. Min forskning ligger i skjæringspunktet mellom matematikkens filosofi og fysikkens filosofi, og den inkluderer også en interesse for sannsynlighetsteori og statistikkens filosofi. I den siste tiden har jeg fattet interesse for å undersøke den filosofiske relevansen av psykologisk forskning på matematisk kognisjon. Jeg er også interessert i den analytiske filosofiens historie og sentrale filosofer i denne historien - særlig Wittgenstein og Quine. (Flere detaljer på den engelske siden)


Emner innenfor teoretisk filosofi.


  • Naturalizing Logico-Mathematical Knowledge: Approaches from Philosophy, Psychology and Cognitive Science. (Routledge, 2018) Edited collection of essays, 306p.
  • The Applicability of Mathematics in Science: Indispensability and Ontology. (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2012) Monograph, 252p.


ARTIKLER (se min personlige webside)

  • Hard and Blind: On Wittgenstein’s Genealogical View of Logical Necessity. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. Forthcoming.
  • Phase Transitions. In The Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Physics. Eds. E. Knox and A. Wilson. Routledge. Forthcoming.
  • Discontinuities and Singularities, Data and Phenomena: For Referentialism. Synthese. 196: 1919–1937 (2019) In the special issue Infinite Idealizations in Science. Eds. L. Ruetsche, P. Palacios, S. Fletcher, E. Shech
  • Later Wittgenstein and the Genealogy of Mathematical Necessity. In Wittgenstein and Naturalism. Eds. K. Cahill and T. Raleigh. Routledge, 2018. Pp. 151-73
  • Indispensability, Causation and Explanation. Theoria. 33(2): 219-32 (2018). In the special issue Updating Indispensabilities: Hillary Putnam In Memoriam. Ed. Mary Leng.
  • The "Miracle" of Applicability? The Curious Case of the Simple Harmonic Oscillator. (Co-author Robert Moir). Foundations of Physics. 48(5): 507-525 (2018) In the special issue Philosophical Aspects in the Foundations of Physics. Eds. Miklos Redei, Harvey Brown, Klaas Landsman
  • Book reivew. Marc Lange Because Without Cause (Oxford Univ. Press, 2017) British Journal for Philosophy of Science. BJPS Review of Books. (2017) http://www.thebsps.org/2017/12/marc-lange-because-without-cause/

For den komplette listen, vennligst sjekk min personlige webside ovenfor.

Annual Bergen Philosophy of Science Workshop

Univ. of Bergen, Dept. of Philosophy

Sydnesplassen 12-13, Bergen



Thursday 29 Aug.

11.15 Coffee & Welcome

11.30 - 13 Denis Walsh (Toronto)

The Developmental Imperative

Lunch (Christie Cafe)

14.30 - 16 James Ladyman (Bristol)

What if anything is fundamental about physics?

16.15 - 17.45 Patricia Palacios (Salzburg)

Intertheoretic Reduction in Physics Beyond the Nagelian Model

19.00 Dinner

Friday 30 Aug.

9.45 Coffee

10.00 - 11.30 Axel Gelfert (Berlin)

Explanation and Exploration in the Science of Pattern Formation

11.45 - 13.15 Laura Franklin-Hall (NYU)

Why are some kinds historical and others not?



Thursday 24 May

12.55 Welcome. Prof. Reidar Lie, Head of Dept.

13.00 - 14.30 P. Kyle Stanford (UC Irvine)

A Difference that Makes a Difference: Howard Stein on Realism, Instrumentalism, and Intellectually Nourishing Snacks

14.45 - 16.15 Kirsten Walsh (Nottingham)

Inventing Units of Measurement: Causal Reasoning in Newton's Optics

16.30 - 18.00 Dirk Schlimm (McGill)

Towards a cognitive and pragmatic account of notations for propositional logic

19.30 Conference dinner

Friday 25 May

10.00 - 11.30 Mark Colyvan (University of Sydney and the Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich) Analogical Reasoning via Mathematical Models

11.45 - 13.15 Adrian Curie (Cambridge)

How are moa like sheep? Pursuit and value in science

13.15 - 15.00 Lunch break

15.00 - 16.30 Julie Zahle (Bergen)

Data, Epistemic Values, and Multiple Methods in Case Study Research

16.30 - 18.00 Alan Baker (Swarthmore)

Mapping Mathematics to the World

18.30 Henrik Pub



Wed. 31 May

13.30 Welcome. Coffee

13.45-14.45 Stathis Psillos (Univ. of Athens)

Laws and Powers in the Frame of Nature

14.45-15.45 Alexander Bird (Univ. of Bristol)

Is there meta-scientific knowledge? Against both the no-miracles argument and the pessimistic induction

Coffee break

16.00 - 17.00 Gordon Belot (Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

Gravity and GRACE: Does Underdetermination Undermine Objectivity?

17.00 -18.00 Laura Ruetsche (Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

Renormalization Group Realism: An Unduly Skeptical Review

Coffee break

18.15-19.15 Michael Baumgartner (Univ. of Geneva / Univ. of Bergen)

Boolean difference-making: A modern regularity theory of causation

19.15-20.15 Eleanor Knox (King's College London)

Spacetime Functionalism



Tue. 14 June

9.50 - 10.00  Coffee & Welcome

10.00 - 11.15 Carl Hoefer (ICREA / Barcelona)

Current Great Theory Realism

11.30 - 12.45 Stephanie Ruphy (Grenoble)

Pluralist challenges to a science-based metaphysics

Lunch @ Christie Cafe

15.00 - 16.15 Jamie Tappenden (U. Michigan, Ann Arbor)

Frege, Carl Snell and Romanticism; Fruitful Concepts and the 'Organic/Mechanical' Distinction

16.30 - 17.45 Sam Schindler (Aarhus)

Prediction and testability

18.00 - 19.15 James Conant (Chicago)

Thomas Kuhn on Problems and Puzzles



Thursday 4 June

14.00 – 15.00 Mark Steiner (Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem)

The Silent Revolution of Wittgenstein in the Philosophy of Mathematics, 1937

15.15 –16.15 Catherine Wilson (York Univ. UK)

The 'Hard Problem' of Consciousness: Scientific Explanation and Philosophical Ineffability

16.30 – 17.45 Juha Saatsi (Leeds Univ.)

Emergence and Explanation

19.00 Conference dinner

Friday 5 June

9.30 - 10.30 Mary Leng (York Univ.)

Mathematical Realism and Naturalism

10.45 – 11.45 Anjan Chakravartty (Notre Dame Univ.)

Property Ontology in Fundamental Physics

11.45 – 12.15 Lunch on site

12.15 – 13.15 Øystein Linnebo (Univ. of Oslo)

Mathematics and Inference to the Best Explanation



Thursday 5 June 

14.45 Coffee. Welcome from the Chair, Prof. Reidar Lie 

15.00 - 16.00 R. Batterman (Pittsburgh)

Minimal Model Explanations 

16.00 - 17.00 M. Massimi (Edinburgh)

Perspectival Realism 

17.00 - 18.00 Denis Dieks (Utrecht)

Emergence, Reduction, Underdetermination and Explanation in Recent Quantum Gravity Research 

Friday 6 June 

9.45 Coffee 

10.00 - 11.00 M. Suarez (London / Madrid)

Propensities, Chances, and Experimental Statistics 

11.00 - 12.00 Mark Sprevak (Edinburgh)

Fictionalism about Neural Representations 

12.00 - 12.30 Lunch

12.30 - 13.30 Anouk Barberousse (Lille / Paris)

Bayesian Methods in Climate Modeling 



Thursday 20 June

12:45 Coffee
Welcome, Philosophy Dept. Chair Prof. Reidar Lie

13:00 - 14:00 Margaret Morrison (Univ. of Toronto)
Inconsistent Models: Problems and Perspectives  

14:15-15:15 Wendy Parker (Durham Univ. UK)
Simulation, Measurement & the Construction of Global Climate Datasets

15:15 - 15:30 Coffee break

15:30 - 16:30 Michal Walicki (Univ. of Bergen, Institute of Informatics)
The holism of truth and paradox
(joint work with Sjur Dyrkolbotn)

Friday 21 June

9:45 Coffee

10:00 - 11:00 Alexander Paseau (Oxford Univ.)
Knowledge of Mathematics Without Proof

11:15 - 12:15 Rani L. Anjum (Norwegian Univ. of Life Sciences UMB)
Causation, Powers and Probability (joint work with Stephen Mumford)

12:15 - 13:00 Lunch

13:00 - 14:00 Colin Howson (LSE)
The Importance of Being Bayesian