Recent Submissions

  • Fornuftens selvinnhenting og selvbegrunnelse - Karl-Otto Apel 1922-2017 

    Øfsti, Audun (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
    Ingress: Karl-Otto Apel, født i Düsseldorf 15. mars 1922, døde den 15. mai. Han må regnes som en av de viktigste europeiske filosofer etter 2. verdenskrig. Etter løslatelse fra alliert krigsfangenskap høsten 1945 begynte ...
  • Modal rasjonalisme : tenkbarhet som en pålitelig kilde til modal kunnskap 

    Olsen, Ole Andreas (Master thesis, 2018)
    Modal rationalism is the view that conceivability is a reliable apriori guide to modal knowledge. This connection is trivial when we take it as a guide to epistemic modality, but con-ceivability is taken as a guide to ...
  • Religionsforståelse : forskjeller mellom norsk skole og universitet 

    Langeland, Tore Sletten (Master thesis, 2018)
    Er religion i skolen det samme som religion på universitetet? Denne masteroppgaven tar for seg forskjellene i religionsforståelse som kjennetegner overgangen fra Norsk skole til religionsvitenskap på universitetet. ...
  • Frihetens betingelser 

    Østerberg, Kamilla (Master thesis, 2018)
    Today we treat freedom as one of our most important values. Nevertheless, Hannah Arendt accuses the modernity of having forgotten what freedom really is about. In this thesis I will explore this statement and argue that ...
  • En undersøkelse av dømmekraften : om forholdet mellom smak, enighet og makt 

    Lunde, Rebecca (Master thesis, 2018)
    In this thesis, I explore the faculty of judgment based on Immanuel Kant, Hannah Arendt and Pierre Bourdieus point of view. Kant argues that the faculty of judgment allows us to convey between the general and the particular. ...
  • Endorsement, disclosive coping and narratives : morality and action in a Korsgaardian response to Houellebecq's reflective nihilism in Submission 

    Ellingsæter, Boje Høyland (Master thesis, 2018)
    Det antas av mange filosofer at kantianske teorier i prinsippet er for hardhjertete eller for abstrakte til å kunne fange hvordan vi handler og burde handle i verden. I møte med noen som spør «finnes det virkelige grunner ...
  • Creativity and Knowledge 

    Molander, Bengt Åke (Chapter, 2018)
  • Non-reductive naturalism and the vocabulary of agency 

    Knowles, Jonathan (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013)
    Carl Sachs has recently provided a helpful discussion of Richard Rorty’s thinking concerning the question of naturalism, distinguishing between two positions he terms ‘non-reductive physicalism’ and ‘pragmatic naturalism’ ...
  • On envatment, experience and epistemology 

    Knowles, Jonathan (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013)
    This paper is about the relationship between anti-sceptical arguments that reflect on the (alleged) possibility that we might be a brain in a vat, and different conceptions of perceptual experience. I argue that while the ...
  • Can Fictional Superhuman Agents have Mental States? 

    Levy, Gabriel (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
    According to Deborah Tollefsen, from the analytic perspective called “interpretivism”, there is a reasonable way in which groups can be said to have mental states. She bases her argument on the every-day use of language, ...
  • Tiden og døden 

    Wyller, Truls (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
    Tidsidealisme vil her si at tid og forandring knyttes til forekomsten av en eller annen type levende bevissthet. Artikkelen drøfter konsekvensene av denne typen idealisme for en tilstand uten liv, altså av død. Utgangspunktet ...
  • Ren - En diskursanalyse av renhetsbevegelsens seksualdiskurs 

    Siggers, Charlotte Karin (Master thesis, 2017)
    This master thesis is a discourse analysis of sexual discourse in the purity movement in the USA. With focus on the main concepts in the discourse the thesis aimes to answer the following research question: How and why ...
  • Precaution and Fairness: A Framework for Distributing Costs of Protection from Environmental Risks 

    Stabell, Espen Dyrnes; Steel, Daniel (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
    While there is an extensive literature on how the precautionary principle should be interpreted and when precautions should be taken, relatively little discussion exists about the fair distribution of costs of taking ...
  • Appreciation through use: How industrial technology articulates an ecology of values around Norwegian seaweed 

    Efstathiou, Sophia; Myskja, Bjørn Kåre (Journal article, 2018)
    This paper offers a moral history of the industrialisation of seaweed harvesting in Norway. Industrialisation is often seen as degrading natural resources. Ironically, we argue, it is precisely the scale and scope of ...
  • Institutional Obstacles to Sustainable Governance of Natural Resources: A Deliberative Approach 

    Thorseth, May (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014)
    Abstract: Based on parts of the negotiation model, this article is meant to find some institutional obstacles to sustainable development. One fundamental thought is that, due to not understanding what’s the best for one’s ...
  • Norwegian salmon farming and the chase for social legitimacy 

    Carson, Siri Granum; Rønningen, Katrina (Chapter, 2016)
    Norway is a world-leading producer of farmed Atlantic salmon, but despite economic success the industry is controversial, and public opinion and local communities are increasingly sceptical or even hostile. The industry ...
  • Dommedag i Waco - Amerikanske myndigheters ekspertbruk og konflikthåndtering overfor Branch Davidians 

    Bø, Ludvig (Master thesis, 2017)
    This master thesis addresses the US authorities’ conflict with the Branch Davidians from the start of the investigation to the ending of the siege. The thesis is splitt into two main parts. The first concerns the Bureau ...
  • Back to the Future: The potential of Intergenerational Justice for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals 

    Oliveira, Rita Vasconcellos (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
    The establishment of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) bolstered momentum to achieve a sustainable future. Undeniably, the welfare of future generations is a fundamental value of sustainable development since the ...
  • Internalism and Externalism 

    Haukioja, Jussi (Chapter, 2017)
    This chapter understands internalism and externalism as supervenience theses, or rejections thereof. It focuses on different arguments for various kinds of externalist theses, rather than on arguments for internalism. It ...
  • Developments in Religion and Ecology 

    Bergmann, Sigurd (Chapter, 2017)
    Given the still very open context of studies in religion and the environment this chapter focuses on selected novel developments. Religion is understood as offering substantial cultural skills, and besides its meaning ...

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