CSMN 2007-2017

In accordance with the Research Council of Norway's Centre of Excellence sheme, CSMN has now ceased to be a Centre of Excellence. For some time ahead, some events will be arranged in the name of CSMN - by former members. The CSMN core group members in Oslo are now back full-time at the centre's host department, IFIKK. By the end of 2017, no staff remains at CSMN.

About the Centre

The Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature's (CSMN) principal goal is to understand the characteristic features of human minds and their place in nature. This understanding is to be gained though a comprehensive study of central mental capacities as expressed in rational, linguistic  and moral agency.

CSMN is a Norwegian Centre of Excellence funded by the Research Council of Norway and the University of Oslo. CSMN is hosted by the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas.

Activities started in 2007 and will last till July 2017.


Core group



Getting around

CSMN is located in Georg Morgenstiernes house, at the upper part of campus.

Contact CSMN

Phone: +47 22844439
Fax:+47 22841681

Visiting address
Georg Morgenstiernes house, 6th floor
Blindernveien 31
0315 Oslo

Post address
P.O. box 1020 Blindern
N-0315 Oslo