I work on Heidegger and aesthetics, primarily as the two relate to Post-Kantian philosophy. I am interested in phenomenology and Continental philosophy in general and I am interested in modernism as a philosophical and artistic problem. I am also interested in the relation between situation and personal identity in ethics, and find phenomenology, feminist thought and Aristotle all to be very helpful in thinking about this relationship.
I teach FIL 2505/4532: Continental Philosophy, focusing on phenomenology, in fall 2015 and in spring 2016 FIL 4700/2104: Philosophical Aesthetics, where we will read Hegel's aesthetics in conversation with more recent work in the philosophy of art. I also lecture for Ex.Phil. and our new department-wide Ex.Fac.
Higher education and employment history
Ph.D. Boston University; Cand.philol. University of Oslo. Previously Assistant Professor at Florida International University and Visiting Assistant Professor at Marquette University.
- Torsen, Ingvild (2018). The Problem of Agency in Heidegger's Interpretation of Van Gogh, In David P. Nichols (ed.), Van Gogh among the Philosophers. Painting, Thinking, Being. Lexington Books. ISBN 9781498531368. 3. s 63 - 80
- Torsen, Ingvild (2016). Disinterest and truth. On Heidegger’s interpretation of Kant’s aesthetics. British Journal of Aesthetics. ISSN 0007-0904. 56(1), s 15- 32 . doi: 10.1093/aesthj/ayv045
- Torsen, Ingvild (2015). Er det på tide å dumpe Heidegger?. Arr. Idéhistorisk tidsskrift. ISSN 0802-7005.
- Torsen, Ingvild (2014). Robert Pippin’s After the Beautiful. Hegel and the Philosophy of Pictorial Modernism. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews. ISSN 1538-1617.
- Torsen, Ingvild (2014). "The Origin of the Work of Art" and Its Legacy, In Michael Kelly (ed.), Encyclopedia of Aesthetics. Second edition. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-937032-0. -. s 296 - 299
- Torsen, Ingvild (2014). What was abstract art? (From the point of view of Heidegger). Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism. ISSN 0021-8529. 72(3), s 291- 302