Ingvild Torsen

Associate Professor - Philosophy
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Phone +47 22857850
Room GM 439
Available hours Tuesdays 3-4 pm, or by appointment
Visiting address Blindernveien 31 Georg Morgenstiernes hus 0313 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1020 Blindern 0315 OSLO

Academic Interests

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 in modernism as a philosophical and artistic problem. 


Spring 2019 I teach FIL 4532 Continental Philosophy, a master seminar devoted to a careful study of Heidegger's Being and Time. I also lecture for Ex.Phil. and our new department-wide Ex.Fac on a regular basis.

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.

Tags: Philosophy, Phenomenology, Aesthetics, Continental Philosophy, Heidegger


  • 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 9781498531351.  3.  s 63 - 80
  • Torsen, Ingvild (2018). The future of Hegelian art history: On the body in late modern sculpture, In Paul A. Kottman & Michael Squire (ed.),  The Art of Hegel's Aesthetics. Hegelian Philosophy and the Perspectives of Art History.  Wilhelm Fink Verlag.  ISBN 978-3-7705-6285-5.  Chapter.  s 303 - 330
  • 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

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