Gry Oftedal, senior lecturer at IFIKK, UiO, takes over as leader for Centre for Philosophy and the Sciences (CPS), from August 2021.
CPS warmly welcomes Salvatore Florio and Anders Strand to the team.
CPS is participating at the 2020 Digital Science Expo with a video for children called "Bli lurt av din egen hjerne!" (Get tricked by your own brain), where children are presented to some questions that CPS philosophers work with and to some illusions that "trick the brain".
CPS-affiliate Alejandra Mancilla wins prestigious ERC grant
The handling of the covid-19 outbreak raises a philosophical discussion about the basis of state power that goes back hundreds of years.
CPS will be so fortunate as to have Ingrid Lossius Falkum on board as Associate Professor (shared between IFIKK and ILN).
Yael Friedman will work on the philosophy of P-medicine.
What is space? Is it something that exists in its own right (as an object, or substance)? Or does it consist in a network of relations between material objects? What is time? Does it exist? Does it have a direction, and does it "flow"? Is time travel possible? What does modern physics tell us about the nature of space and time?
Congratulations to our members!
"The Developing Communicator" awarded with ERC starting grant
Gry Oftedal will start her work with CPS in November. Her speciality is the philosophy of biology and the interactions between CPS and UiO:Life Science.
Our members are involved in a new convergence environment at UiO:Life Science
Very happy to be working together with the Science Study Colloquium Series, who have been doing a fantastic job since 1979 (!) organizing events around the philosophical, historical, sociological and ethical issues in science.
Should we replace democracy with scientific experts? Or how else should we use science to make policy? Or should science be more inclusive or democratic? Why is there so much opposition to science?
A Doctoral Research Fellowship in Philosophy is now available. This fellowship is directly associated with the Centre for Philosophy and the Sciences. Apply before 31. August 2019.
Karen Crowther starts at UiO in September after completing a postdoctoral position at the University of Geneva. She specialises in the philosophy of physics.