Rachel Sterken

Researcher - IFIKK
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Visiting address Georg Morgenstiernes hus Blindernveien 31 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1020 Blindern 0315 Oslo

Academic interests

Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics

Courses taught


Sterken's primary area of research is the philosophy of language, however her research also connects to a broad range of issues in metaphysics, philosophy of mind, philosophical logic and social/feminist philosophy. Some of her current research includes interdisciplinary empirical work. Sterken is a research affiliate with ConceptLab at the University of Oslo.

Tags: Philosophy


  • Hoicka, Elena; Saul, Jennifer; Prouten, Eloise; Whitehead, Laura & Sterken, Rachel (2021). Language Signaling High Proportions and Generics Lead to Generalizing, but Not Essentializing, for Novel Social Kinds. Cognitive Science. ISSN 0364-0213. 45(11), p. 1–29. doi: 10.1111/cogs.13051.
  • Pepp, Jessica Alden; Michaelson, Eliot & Sterken, Rachel (2019). Why we should keep talking about fake news. Inquiry (Oslo). ISSN 0020-174X. p. 1–17. doi: 10.1080/0020174X.2019.1685231.
  • Sterken, Rachel; Michaelson, Eliot & Pepp, Jessica Alden (2019). What's New About Fake News? Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy. ISSN 1559-3061. 16(2), p. 67–94. doi: 10.26556/jesp.v16i2.629. Full text in Research Archive
  • Sterken, Rachel (2019). Linguistic Interventions and Transformative Communicative Disruption . In Burgess, Alexis; Cappelen, Herman Wright & Plunkett, David (Ed.), Conceptual Engineering and Conceptual Ethics. Oxford University Press. ISSN 9780198801856. p. 417–434.
  • Sterken, Rachel (2018). The structures of social structural explanation: Comments on haslanger's what is (social) structural explanation? Disputatio. ISSN 0873-626X. 10(50), p. 173–199. doi: 10.2478/disp-2018-0012.
  • Sterken, Rachel (2017). The meaning of generics. Philosophy Compass. ISSN 1747-9991. 12(8). doi: 10.1111/phc3.12431.
  • Sterken, Rachel (2016). Generics, Covert Structure and Logical Form. Mind & Language. ISSN 0268-1064. 31(5), p. 503–529. doi: 10.1111/mila.12118.
  • Sterken, Rachel (2015). Generics in context. Philosophers' Imprint. ISSN 1533-628X. 15(21), p. 1–30. Full text in Research Archive
  • Sterken, Rachel (2015). Generics, Content and Cognitive Bias. Analytic Philosophy. ISSN 2153-9596. 56(1), p. 75–93. doi: 10.1111/phib.12056.
  • Sterken, Rachel (2015). Leslie on Generics. Philosophical Studies. ISSN 0031-8116. 172(9), p. 2493–2512. doi: 10.1007/s11098-014-0429-2. Full text in Research Archive

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