Ole Koksvik

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Bergen

Ole Koksvik is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Bergen. He was previously a postdoc at The Australian National University, and before that a doctoral candidate there. His principal supervisor for the PhD was David Chalmers

Prior to arriving in Canberra, Ole completed a Master of Arts and an Honours degree in philosophy at Monash University. He did his undergrad in Bergen.


Ole carries out research in both philosophy of mind and global justice. In the former area he concentrates on the role of conscious experience in rationality. In his doctoral dissertation, he argues that intuition is a type of experience, and that having such an experience can justify belief in its content for precisely the same reason as why perceptual experience justifies belief.

In global justice he focuses on the obligations of the affluent to the global poor. He is concerned with questions such as whether associative duties justify giving priority to compatriots over the greater need of the distant needy (and if so, to what degree), and whether certain business relationships give rise to significant obligations to alleviate poverty.

For further details about Ole's research, CV and papers, please visit his website, at koksvik.net
Published June 27, 2014 11:49 AM - Last modified Sep. 16, 2014 3:12 PM