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.
You can find out more about my work here: https://uio.academia.edu/IngvildTorsen
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