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Ph.d-kurs og seminarer

Aktuelle kurs og seminarer for Ph.d-studenter legges ut her fortløpende.


Tid og sted: 23. juni 2022 09:0024. juni 2022 17:00, 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”).

Tid og sted: 28. mars 202229. mars 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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Tid og sted: 6. okt. 20218. okt. 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.

Tid: 9. apr. 2021 12:0015:00

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.

Tid og sted: 17. des. 2020 09:0018. des. 2020 16:00, 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?

Tid: 14. sep. 2020 15:0019. okt. 2020 17:00

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.



Tid og sted: 26. mai 202029. mai 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). 


Tid og sted: 9. mai 2019 12:0014. mai 2019 14:00, 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.

Tid og sted: 6. mai 20197. mai 2019, Georg Morgenstiernes hus

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

Environmental Justice and Rights over Resources

Tid og sted: 9. apr. 201911. apr. 2019, Georg Morgenstiernes hus, University of Oslo
Tid og sted: 28. mars 2019 09:0029. mars 2019 16:00, 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?

Tid: 5. nov. 2018

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

Tid og sted: 1. nov. 2018 09:302. nov. 2018 17:00, Domus Academica: Juridisk eksamenssal

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

Tid: 1. okt. 20183. okt. 2018

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

Tid og sted: 3. sep. 20185. sep. 2018, Gerog Morgenstiernes hus

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

Tid og sted: 28. aug. 2018 10:1530. aug. 2018 16:00, Georg Morgenstiernes hus
Tid og sted: 31. mai 2018 11:3016:00, GM 219

Hvor står den idéhistoriske teoriutviklingen og metoden internasjonalt i dag? Mye har skjedd siden Cambrigde-skolens tilnærming til idéhistorie fikk fotfeste i fagmiljøet ved Universitetet i Oslo. Seminaret har som formål å være en oppdatering for PhD-studenter med tilknytning til idéhistorie på nyere metoder og fagdebatt fra idéhistorie internasjonalt med spesiell vekt på ulike forståelser av, og nyere debatter om, kontekstualisering.

Tid og sted: 22. mai 201823. mai 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).

Tid: 27. jan. 2017 09:1528. jan. 2017 16:00

In this seminar we will discuss theoretical, artistic and political approaches to networks and topologies together with key international scholars in the field.

Tid: 14. nov. 201617. nov. 2016

Course Content

In this course we investigate the epistemology of self-knowledge, and examine current research attempting to account for the nature and significance of the distinctive ways in which one knows about the contents of one’s own mind. We seem to be epistemically authoritative about what we are experiencing, thinking and doing, and need not rely on empirical observations of ourselves or inference to know about them in the way other people do. What explains this, and what do the special characteristics of first-person epistemic access tell us about the nature of our mind and our self? We critically examine some of the most influential answers to these questions in the current literature. These include (i) empiricist accounts, according to which self-knowledge is ultimately based on observation (Carruthers, Cassam, Rosenthal); (ii) rationality-based accounts, according to which our nature as rational agent underpins our ability to know our own minds (Moran, Shoemaker); and (iii) expressivist accounts, according to which first-person authority should be understood in terms of how we express our current states of mind (Bar-On, Finkelstein). 

Tid: 10. okt. 2016 09:0011. okt. 2016 17:00

PhD Workshop, organised by Silvio Bär and Ingela Nilsson


Place and Date

Monday 10 Oct: 9.00 - 17.45: Kristine Bonnevies hus, room 2621

Tuesday 11 Oct: 9.00 - 17:00: Georg Morgenstiernes hus, room 452

Tid og sted: 29. aug. 201631. aug. 2016, Georg Morgenstiernes Hus, room 652

The course will discuss the nature of conceptual development in general, and specific instances from various domains (science, social/political, and formal disciplines), with an ambition to inform philosophical methodology. Core topics include purposes, aims and mechanisms for developing/revising/engineering concepts, and development of causal concepts as an illustration.