Olav Gjelsvik

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Professor of Philosophy and Director of CSMN, University of Oslo

Education

  • 1972-75: Examen Artium
  • 1975-80: Cand. Mag, University of Oslo (1981-82: National Service)
  • 1982-83: Visiting Postgraduate Student, Balliol College Oxford
  • 1983-86: Postgraduate student for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Balliol College, University of Oxford. Thesis entitled "The Token-Token Identity-Theory and Recent Theories of Reference" submitted Trinity Term 1986.

Scholarships

  • 1982-84: Brynie-Jordan Scholarship at Balliol College
  • 1983-86: Anderson Scholarship, Balliol College
  • 1984-85: British Council Scholarship
  • 1985-86: Overseas Research Scholarship, awarded by the committee of Vice- Chancellors and Principals of the Universities of the United Kingdom
  • 1989-90: Norwegian Research Council Fellowship to do research at the University of California, Berkeley
  • 1989-90: Scholarship from the Norway-America Association to do research at the University of California, Berkeley
  • 1994-95: Scholarship from the Norwegian Research Council to do work in the Addiction Project (Addicton-Rationality and Irrationality),
  • 1994 Research Fellowship, Norwegian Institute for Addiction Research (SIFA)
  • 1995 Scholarship from the London School of Economics, University of London, to be a Visting Professor at The Centre for Philosophy Science.
  • 2001 Scholarship from the Norwegian Research Council to do research at the University of Oxford.

Positions

  • 1986-90 Research fellow, Department of Philosophy, University of Oslo
  • 1989-90 Research Associate, Department of Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley
  • 1991- 94 Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in Philosophy, University of Oslo
  • 1994- Professor of Philosophy, University of Oslo
  • 2000-01 Visiting Fellow, Balliol College, Oxford University.
  • 2003/4 Director (with Bjørn Ramberg) for the international project “Towards a New Understanding of the Mental “at the Centre for Advanced Study, The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.
  • 2007- 2017 Research Director, CSMN, a centre of excellence at the University of Oslo, funded by the Norwegian Research Council.
  • 2010 – 2017 Director, CSMN, a centre of excellence at the University of Oslo, funded by the Norwegian Research Council.
  • 2015 Visiting Professor, EHESS and University of Paris.

Scentific Societies

  • Member of The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters since 2002.
  • Member of the Royal Norwegian Society of Science and Letters since 2011.
  • Member of the European Academy, Academia Europaea, since 2012.
  • Membre titulaire, Institut International de Philosophie, since 2012.

Offices

  • Many offices at the University of Oslo, including service on the Faculty Board, Faculty of Humanities, and Oslo University Board.
  • Chairman of the Section of Philosophy, 1991-92.
  • Chairman, Department of Philosophy, 1997-2000.
  • Norwegian National Representative for the European Society for Analytic Philosophy, 1994-2007
  • Chairman of The Section of Philosophy, University of Oslo, 2003 until 2005.
  • Chairman of Group 3, Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, 2005-11, and 2018-2021
  • Assesseur and Board member, Institut International de Philosophie, Paris, 2017-2019.

Service for the Profession

  • Member, Steering Committee, Philosophy of Science in a European Perspective, 2008-2012
  • Member, Steering Committee European Society of Analytical Philosophy 2011-2017
  • Member, evaluation panels for philosophy in several European Countries

 

Tags: Philosophy

Publications

  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2020). Reason and Oughts: Fundamentals within the Normative. Acta Philosophica Fennica. ISSN 0355-1792. 96, p. 155–177.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2020). Dagfinn Føllesdal: Et personlig og faglig portrett. Norsk Filosofisk tidsskrift. ISSN 0029-1943. doi: 10.18261/issn.1504-2901-2020-01-02.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2020). On enthusiasm in history and elsewhere (enthusiastic comments on Elster). Inquiry (Oslo). ISSN 0020-174X. doi: 10.1080/0020174X.2020.1821959. Full text in Research Archive
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2018). Bullshit Production. In Michaelson, Eliot & Stokke, Andreas (Ed.), Lying. Language, Knowledge, Ethics, Politics. Oxford University Press. ISSN 9780198743965. p. 129–145. doi: 10.1093/oso/9780198743965.003.0007.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2017). Anscombe and Davidson on Practical Knowledge. A Reply to Hunter. Journal for the History of Analytical Philosophy. ISSN 2159-0303. 5(6), p. 1–12. doi: 10.15173/jhap.v5i6.2993. Full text in Research Archive
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2017). Indexicals: what they are essential for. Inquiry (Oslo). ISSN 0020-174X. 60(3), p. 295–314. doi: 10.1080/0020174X.2017.1262015. Full text in Research Archive
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2016). Om Næss, Skjervheim og den store striden i norsk filosofi <. Norsk Filosofisk tidsskrift. ISSN 0029-1943. 50(2), p. 55–66. doi: 10.18261/issn.1504-2901-2016-02-02.
  • Henden, Edmund & Gjelsvik, Olav (2016). What is wrong with the brains of addicts? Neuroethics. ISSN 1874-5490. 10(1), p. 71–78. doi: 10.1007/s12152-016-9285-4.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2015). Rationality, capacity and inference. Teorema. ISSN 0210-1602. 34(2), p. 105–116.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2014). Some Aristotelian Concepts. Practical Inference. In Emilsson, Eyjólfur Kjalar; Maravela, Anastasia & Skoie, Mathilde (Ed.), PARADEIGMATA. Studies in Honour of Øivind Andersen. The Norwegian Institute at Athens. ISSN 978-960-85145-4-6. p. 163–171.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2014). Quine on Observationality. In Lepore, Ernest & Harman, gilbert (Ed.), A Companion to W.V.O. Quine. Wiley-Blackwell. ISSN 978-0-470-67210-5. p. 313–332. doi: 10.1002/9781118607992.ch16.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2013). Review of Wittgenstein and the Philosophy of Mind, edited by Jonathan Ellis and Daniel Guevara. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews. ISSN 1538-1617.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2013). Freedom to Act. In Ludwig, Kirk (Eds.), A Companion to Davidson. Wiley-Blackwell. ISSN 9780470673706. p. 62–75.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2013). Philosophy as Interdisciplinary Research. In Andersen, Hanne; Dieks, Dennis; Gonzalez, Wenceslao J.; Uebel, Thomas & Wheeler, Gregory (Ed.), New Challenges to Philosophy of Science. Springer. ISSN 978-94-007-5844-5. doi: 10.1007/978-94-007-5845-2_36.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2013). On Meaning and Experience. In Michael, Frauchiger (Eds.), Reference, Rationality and Phenomenology. Ontos Verlag. ISSN 978-3-11-032354-2. Full text in Research Archive
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2013). Epistemiske grunner og epistemiske plikter. Norsk Filosofisk tidsskrift. ISSN 0029-1943. p. 133–143.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2013). Understanding Enkratic Reasoning. Organon F. ISSN 1335-0668. 20(4), p. 464–483.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2013). Philosophy, Addiction and Inquiry. Inquiry (Oslo). ISSN 0020-174X. 56(5), p. 417–427. doi: 10.1080/0020174x.2013.806121. Full text in Research Archive
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2013). Philosophy, Addiction and Inquiry. Inquiry (Oslo). ISSN 0020-174X. 56(5), p. 417–427. doi: 10.1080/0020174X.2013.806121.
  • Melberg, Hans Olav; Henden, Edmund & Gjelsvik, Olav (2013). Addiction and Responsibility: A Survey of Opinions. Inquiry (Oslo). ISSN 0020-174X. 56(5), p. 558–570. doi: 10.1080/0020174X.2013.806143.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2012). Knowledge and error: a new approach to radical interpretation. In Preyer, Gerhard (Eds.), Donald Davidson on Truth, Meaning and the Mental. Oxford University Press. ISSN 0199697515. p. 167–191. doi: 10.1093/acprof%3Aoso/9780199697519.003.0008.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav & Pogge, Thomas Winfried (2011). Making an Impact. Public Science Review: European Science & Technology. ISSN 2045-3876. p. 206–208.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2010). Nærsynthet og sofistikasjon. In Slagstad, Rune (Eds.), Elster og sirenenes sang. Pax Forlag. ISSN 9788253032733.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2010). Tenke langt, handle rett. Nytt Norsk Tidsskrift. ISSN 0800-336X.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2010). Procrastination, Rationality and Prudence. In Andreou, C & White, M. D. (Ed.), Thief of Time. Oxford University Press. ISSN 0195376684.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav & Henden, Edmund (2009). Når er samtykke til rusavhengige personer etisk og juridisk bindende? In Ruyter, Knut W; Solbakk, Jan Helge & Waal, Helge (Ed.), Rusmiddelbrukeren og forskeren. Etiske prinsipper, erfaringer og ettertanker. Senter for rus- og avhengighetsforskning og Seksjon for medisinsk etikk. ISSN 978-82-303-1257-5.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2009). Darwin og filosofi. In Hessen, Dag Olav; Lie, Thore & Stenseth, Nils Christian (Ed.), Darwin - Verden ble aldri den samme. Gyldendal Litteratur. ISSN 9-788205-390348. p. 349–371.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2009). Pengar og fridom. In Måseide, Atle & Skirbekk, Gunnar (Ed.), Filosofi i vår tid : festskrift til Jon Hellesnes. Det Norske Samlaget. ISSN 978-82-521-7516-5. p. 83–89.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2009). Integrering, en skotsk idealist, og CSMN. Norsk Filosofisk tidsskrift. ISSN 0029-1943. 44(2), p. 158–161.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2008). Review of Don Ross, David Spurrett, Harold Kincaid, G. Lynn Stephens (eds.) Distributed Cognition and the Will: Individual Cognition and Social Context. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews. ISSN 1538-1617.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2008). Avhengighet som skade. Høyesteretts dom i røkesaken reist av Robert Lund. Tidsskrift for erstatningsrett. ISSN 1503-6782. p. 211–222.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2007). Causal Explanation Provides Knowledge Why. In Persson, Johannes & Ylikoski, Petri (Ed.), Rethinking Explanation. Springer. ISSN 1-4020-5580-3. p. 69–92.
  • Smedal, Tori; Lygren, Hildegunn; Myhr, Kjell-Morten; Moe-Nilssen, Rolf; Gjelsvik, Bente & Gjelsvik, Olav [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2006). Balance and gait improved in patients with MS after physiotherapy based on the Bobath concept. Physiotherapy Research International. ISSN 1358-2267. 11(2), p. 104–116.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2006). Bullshit Illuminated. In Elster, Jon; Gjelsvik, Olav; Hylland, Aanund; Moene, Karl-Ove & Melberg, Hans Olav (Ed.), Understanding Choice, Explaining Behaviour: Essays in Honour of Ole-Jørgen Skog. Unipub forlag. ISSN 82-7477-237-7. p. 101–111.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2006). Facing Facts and Motivations. ProtoSociology (CD-ROM): an international journal of interdisciplinary research. ISSN 1611-1281. 23, p. 157–168.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2004). Experience. Theoria. ISSN 0040-5825. p. 167–191.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2004). Radikal tolkning. En refleksjon over Davidson og en skisse av et alternativ. Norsk Filosofisk tidsskrift. ISSN 0029-1943.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2003). Reason and Addiction, Choice, Behavioural Economics and Addiction. Elsevier. ISSN 0-08-044056-8. p. 219–239.

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  • Elster, Jon; Gjelsvik, Olav; Hylland, Aanund; Moene, Karl-Ove & Melberg, Hans Olav (2006). Understanding Choice, Explaining Behaviour: Essays in Honour of Ole-Jørgen Skog. Unipub forlag. ISBN 82-7477-237-7. 283 p.

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  • Bergersen, Linda Hildegard; Bjorvand Bjørkøy, Aasta Marie; Fei Fang, Evandro; Gjelsvik, Olav; Hystad Hove, Lene & Liaaen Jensen, Janicke [Show all 12 contributors for this article] (2020). Vi må kunne tenke nytt om alderdom.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2016). Comments on Rothstein .
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2016). Agency and the Cogito.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2016). Engineering the Concept of Addiction.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2016). ‘Time, Intention, and Intentional Action’.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2015). Practical Inference.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2015). The Indexical. What is it essential for?
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2015). Bullshit Production.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2014). Fregean Inferences. In Meylan, Anne (Eds.), Festschrift for Pascal Engel. Liber Amicorum. ISSN 978-2-8399-1562-5. p. 623–647.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav & Bøhn, Einar Duenger (2013). David Hume: naturalisme, skeptisisme, og sentimentalisme. In Pettersen, Tove (Eds.), Exphil I. Filosofi- og vitenskapshistorie. Akademika forlag. ISSN 978-82-91670-58-4.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2012). Parfits moralske sannet. Salongen : Nettstedet for filosofi og idéhistorie.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2012). Homo Responsibilis. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. ISSN 0332-6470. p. 990–993.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2012). Forskning og etterforskning. Comments on Ottar Hellevik. Det Norske Videnskaps-Akademi : proceedings. 2011, p. 211–216.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2012). Action, Ethics and Responsibility, edited by Joseph Keim Campbell, Michael O’Rourke, and Harry S. Silverstein. Mind. ISSN 0026-4423.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2012). Review of Causing Human Actions, New Perspectives on the Causal Theory of Action, edited by Jesús H. Aguilar and Andrei A. Buckareff. Mind. ISSN 0026-4423.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2012). The Mental and the Physical.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2012). Action, Explanation and the Mind.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2012). The Norwegian Insanity Defence assessed from a philosophical point of view.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2012). What is happening to the budgets in humanities in Norway.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2012). Two Accounts of Agency: Anscombe and Davidson.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2012). Davidson on Freedom to Act.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2012). Causing Human Actions, New Perspectives on the Causal Theory of Action. Mind. ISSN 0026-4423. 121(482), p. 471–474.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2012). Action, Ethics and Responsibility. Mind. ISSN 0026-4423. 121(482), p. 471–474.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2011). Svar til Erling eide. Nytt Norsk Tidsskrift. ISSN 0800-336X. p. 118–120.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2011). Quine On Observation.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2011). Frihet og ansvar.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2011). Philosophy as Interdisciplinary Research.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2011). Autonomi og kjærlighet.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav & duenger bøhn, einar (2011). ’Normative Supervenience’.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2011). ’On Love as a Moral Emotion’.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2011). What is progress?
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2011). Long-term and Value. The Ethics of Climate Change.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2011). Arne Næss og psykoanalyse. Klassekampen. ISSN 0805-3839.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2010). Tenke langt og handle rett.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2010). Knowing what we do.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2010). On the Relationship between Knowledge and Belief.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2010). What is Normativity.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2010). On Discounting and Economic Thinking.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2010). Experience and agency.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2010). Freedom and Rationality. Comments on A.C. Grayling.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2010). On present Norwegian Research Policy. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). ISSN 0804-3116.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2010). Tenke langt, handle rett. Klassekampen. ISSN 0805-3839.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2009). ‘Integrering, en skotsk idealist, og CSMN. Svar til Alastair Hannay’. Norsk Filosofisk tidsskrift. ISSN 0029-1943. p. 58–61.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2009). Think long, act right.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2009). On the Difference between Analytical and Continental Philosophy.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav & Henden, Edmund (2009). Avhengighet og ansvar.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2009). Freedom and Money.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2009). The Norwegian Insanity Defence.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2009). Freedom and Money.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2009). Reason, reasoning, reasoners.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2009). Freedom, autonomy and the Law.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2009). Comments on ‘Intention and Self-deception’.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2009). Freedom and the Will and Knowledge.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2009). Comments on Tom Pink on ‘Power and Responsibility’.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2009). Epistemic Reasons and Epistemic Duties.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2009). Agency and Knowledge.
  • Henden, Edmund & Gjelsvik, Olav (2008). Frivillighetsprinsippet, forståelse og avgrensninger. Når er en rusmiddelbruker samtykke-kompetent?
  • Henden, Edmund; Gjelsvik, Olav & Hans Olav, Melberg (2008). Addiksjon, valg og ansvar.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2004). Agency.
  • Gjelsvik, Olav (2004). Knowledge of Meaning.
  • Solberg, Carl Tollef; Norheim, Ole Frithjof; Gamlund, Espen & Gjelsvik, Olav (2018). Evaluating Deaths: Reconciling the Badness of Death Debate and Summary Measures of Population Health . Universitetet i Bergen. ISSN 978-82-308-3852-5.

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