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Time and place: June 23, 2022 9:00 AMJune 24, 2022 5:00 PM, Georg Morgenstiernes hus

This Ph.D. course will focus on the role and implications of generic generalizations in science (e.g. Low interest rates cause inflation”), ethics (e.g. Lying is wrong”), and  society (e.g. Women are submissive”).

Time and place: Mar. 28, 2022Mar. 29, 2022, Georg Morgenstiernes Hus, rom 452

This course will focus on the epistemology of evidence-based medicine (EBM) and of precision medicine (PM)—but seen through the lens of two canonical figures of science studies and historical epistemology: Ludwik Fleck and Georges Canguilhem.

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Time and place: Oct. 6, 2021Oct. 8, 2021, The Norwegian Institute in Rome

This workshop explores how modern notions of ‘heritage’ can be applied to the study of premodern societies and their views on cultural preservation and transmission.

Time: Apr. 9, 2021 12:00 PM3:00 PM

The PhD group at IFIKK invites to a seminar on writing article-based theses, with a special focus on the introductory part (“kappa”). The seminar is open for PhD students and supervisors.

Time and place: Dec. 17, 2020 9:00 AMDec. 18, 2020 4:00 PM, Zoom

Every historian operates deliberately or unknowingly with a spatial and emotional context. However, spaces and emotions are elusive concepts that are difficult to distinguish. This seminar hopes to make these perspectives less obscure. By discussing the participants’ research projects in relation to these theories, theoretical questions will be considered such as: How can we study emotions and spaces in history? What is the relation between spaces and places, as well as emotions and affections? How do discourses on spaces and emotions change over time and how do these concepts interact with each other?

Time: Sep. 14, 2020 3:00 PMOct. 19, 2020 5:00 PM

IFIKK is organizing a PhD course on "Automaticity and Control: Philosophical and Empirical Perspectives". The course will take place every Monday from 15 to 17 (CEST), from the 14th of September to the 19th of October. All the classes will be on Zoom. The course will be taught by Prof. Wayne Wu (Carnegie Mellon University).

The primary audience for this course are PhD students in philosophy. PhD students from neighbouring disciplines are welcome after approval by the instructor. PhD students from other universities are invited to attend this course (though be aware that space is limited; see below). It will be possible to obtain 5 ECTS credits by attending the seminars and fulfilling the prescribed activities.



Time and place: May 26, 2020May 29, 2020, Univerersity of Oslo

The course is cancelled, but will hopefully be rescheduled for a later date.

This course will provide a general introduction to the main approaches within just war theory and explore in detail several contested issues under debate. Instructors will be Professor Jeff McMahan (Oxford), Lars Christie (Oxford, Oslo), Greg Reichberg (PRIO). 


Time and place: May 9, 2019 12:00 PMMay 14, 2019 2:00 PM, Georg Morgenstiernes hus, rom 115

This course provides an overview of some leading developments in metaphysics in the analytic tradition over the last Century. Both PhD-Candidates and MA-students are welcome to join us.

Time and place: May 6, 2019May 7, 2019, Georg Morgenstiernes hus

The University of Oslo (IFIKK) invites you to register for the following PhD-Course:

Environmental Justice and Rights over Resources

Time and place: Apr. 9, 2019Apr. 11, 2019, Georg Morgenstiernes hus, University of Oslo
Time and place: Mar. 28, 2019 9:00 AMMar. 29, 2019 4:00 PM, seminar room 2621, Kristine Bonnevies hus

Today, public debate is becoming increasingly strained in liberal democracies across the globe. Political polarization, the rise of social media and so-called echo chambers have helped upset established norms governing conversations in the public sphere. But are we justified in viewing these recent developments as a form of decay? Was the public exchange of opinions necessarily less polarized and more deliberative in the past?

Time: Nov. 5, 2018

The University of Oslo (IFIKK) invites you to register for the following PhD-Course

Time and place: Nov. 1, 2018 9:30 AMNov. 2, 2018 5:00 PM, Domus Academica: Juridisk eksamenssal

The relationship of the subject to the environment is a vital, recurring trope in aesthetic and ecological philosophies.

Time: Oct. 1, 2018Oct. 3, 2018

Workshop for PhD-students and early career postdoctoral scholars at the Norwegian Institute in Rome

Time and place: Sep. 3, 2018Sep. 5, 2018, Gerog Morgenstiernes hus

The University of Oslo (IFIKK and CSMN) invites you to register for the following PhD-Course:

Time and place: Aug. 28, 2018 10:15 AMAug. 30, 2018 4:00 PM, Georg Morgenstiernes hus
Time and place: May 22, 2018May 23, 2018, Domus Academica: Theologisk eksamenssal, UiO

The University of Oslo (IFIKK) invites you to register for the following PhD-Course


This course is based on attendance at a two-day international conference entitled Gray on Gray (see the conference description below). The issues raised in the conference pertain to many disciplines in the humanities and sciences, including art history, philosophy, aesthetics, literature, music, ecology, and the neurosciences. Thus, we welcome all PhDs, who have a strong interest in the topic and can see its pertinence to their work. The major requirement for this course is to attend the conference on both days and submit a short paper 2500-word paper at a later date (tbd).