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Research groups

Centre for Philosophy and the Sciences (CPS)

The Centre for Philosophy and the Sciences is an interdisciplinary meeting place for the interaction between the humanities and the sciences. CPS is a research and education initiative at the Faculty of Humanities.

Children and Youth in a History of Ideas Perspective

The research group Children and Youth in a History of Ideas Perspective studies conceptions of children and youth and ideas about how children and youth should be educated, raised, shaped or engaged, in European and Norwegian history.

Linguistics and Poetics

Linguistics and Poetics research group brings together scholars and advanced students who are interested in intersections between research on language (prosody, meter, lexicon, syntax) and a variety of approaches to textual media subsumed under theoretical and historical poetics. 

Logic at the University of Oslo

Traditionally concerned with the principles of valid inference, contemporary logic is a diverse and interdisciplinary field unified by a common core in formal logic.

Novel and Epic, Ancient and Modern

This research group studies the origins, developments and interactions of the two most persistent and influential literary genres, the novel and the epic, from antiquity to the Middle Ages, the Early Modern Period and the present.

Oslo Mind Group

Oslo Mind Group is a research network for people in the Oslo area that work on the philosophy of mind and related areas.

Practical philosophy group

The Practical Philosophy Group is a network for research cooperation within four fields: Political and Legal Philosophy, Applied and Normative Ethics, History of Ethics and Political Philosophy, and Metaethics and Moral Psychology.

Pragmatics: Theory & Experiments

The research group investigate how speakers go beyond linguistically encoded meaning in communication, and how children develop this ability.

The Society for Ancient Philosophy

We study ancient philosophy from the Pre-Socratics through the Classical and Hellenistic periods down to Late Antiquity and the Early Christian era.