Bilde av Holmen, Heine Alexander
Bilde av Holmen, Heine Alexander
Institute of philosophy and first semester studies heine.a.holmen@uit.no +4777625134 94154153 Tromsø TEO-H1 1.517

Heine Alexander Holmen


Associate professor in philosophy and Deputy Institute Leader at the Institute of Philosophy (IFF)

Job description

 

 Welcome to my personal website at UiT.no!

Hello! I am a guy in the middle of life and who works as associate professor in philosophy at the Institute of Philosophy at UiT. I teach both examen philosophicum and at the philosophy programs (bachelor and master). As a researcher, I work primarily within the following areas:

the philosophy of life and -death, the philosophy of love, ethics and meta-ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, the philosophy of action and -religion and aesthetics.

 

Primary Interests

In general, I am interested in practical philosophy and questions that touches on significant aspects of our existence. Practical philosophy thereby engages with topics that may potentially alter the way we live. It could be questions about the quality of life or the good life, meaningfulness, happiness, love and sexuality, how we ethically speaking ought to live and how we should deal with the fact that we are mortal and vulnerable beings. In light of this I have interests in topics like the metaphysics of death, the meaning of life, evil, the nature of intentional actions and -knowledge/insight, religion and spirituality, as well as different forms of normativity and rationality, and questions concerning the normative authority of ethics.

In these days, I am particularly occupied with death and what it means for us. I am working on a project I call "The Meaning of Death", where the main issue is how vi shold live in light of the fact that we are mortal beings who both know about and have to deal with our own mortality. Can we - and, if so, how can we - find meaning, value, happiness and significance in a life whose singlemost certain factor is that we at some point will inevitably vanish, die and witter away for good? In this project, I try to show that death is not only a threat toward our lives, but also one of the more central components for making life meaningfull and valuable.

 

Positions

I am second-in-command at the Institute of Philosophy (IFF) and is in charge of the examen philosophicum at UiT. I am also member of the board that directs and develops the Bachelor- and Master program in philosophy at IFF. In addition, I am leading one of the institute's research groups - Ethics Research Group (ERG).

 

Off-campus I write for Store Norske Leksikon (snl.no) and occasionaly do blogging (Arktisk Metafysikk) plus engange in an occasional book project or two. I also have a small company - Holmen Meningsproduksjon - that may be used as a label for off-campus seminars.

  

Membership in Research Groups

2013 - today Ethics Research Group, UiT.

https://en.uit.no/forskning/forskningsgrupper/gruppe?p_document_id=344701

2017 - today The International Association for the Philosophy of Death and Dying (IAPDD)

https://www.philosophyofdeath.org/

2019 - today Death: Emotions, Relations and Culture (DERC)

2017 - today Phenomenology and Bodies of Knowledge - UiT

2016 - today Nordic Network of Metaphysics

https://nordicmetaphysics.org/

2017 - 2019 today Feminist Philosophy Research Group (FemPhil) - UiT

2014 - 2017 Pluralism, Democracy and Justice Research Group - UiT

https://en.uit.no/forskning/forskningsgrupper/gruppe?p_document_id=354207

 

2010 - d.d. Affiliated at CSMN, UiO.

2007 - 2010 CSMN's Rational Agency Group, UiO,

 


  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Døden og meningen med livet
    Scandinavian Academic Press 2019
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Why Die - A philosophical apology of death
    International Journal of Philosophy and Theology 2017 DOI
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Hvorfor handlingskunnskap ikke er slutningsbasert
    Norsk Filosofisk tidsskrift 2017 ARKIV / DOI
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Heller død enn udødelig
    Norsk Filosofisk tidsskrift 2017 ARKIV / DOI
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Handling og den praktiske kunnskapens metafysikk
    Norsk Filosofisk tidsskrift 2016 DOI
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Action and the problem of evil
    International Journal of Philosophy and Theology 2015 DOI
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Kunnskapens Metafysikk
    Norsk Filosofisk tidsskrift 2014
  • Roe Fremstedal, Heine Alexander Holmen, Vibeke Andrea Tellmann :
    Temanummer om examen philosophicum, Norsk filosofisk tidsskrift, vol. 57(1-2), s. 1-112, https://www.idunn.no/toc/nft/57/1-2
    Universitetsforlaget 2022
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Altruisme: kva er ei god handling? - NRKP2 Kompass
    21. March 2022
  • Roe Fremstedal, Heine Alexander Holmen, Vibeke Andrea Tellmann :
    Introduksjon til temanummer om Examen philosophicum
    Norsk Filosofisk tidsskrift 2022 DOI
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Ekskludering av uvaksinerte, sal av tru og kristendommen sett nedanfrå - NRKP2 Kompass
    26. January 2022
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Gudstru og vitenskap - NRKP2 Kompass
    22. November 2021
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Dyra sin verdi. Skogheksa feirer samhain - NRKP2 Kompass
    27. October 2021
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Etikk i fotballen, Munch og Gud, Are S. Osen - NRKP2 Kompass
    26. October 2021
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Døden, helvete og det evige liv - i NRKP2 Kompass
    18. October 2021
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Døden og meningen med livet (1/2) – med filosof Heine A. Holmen
    21. February 2021 DATA
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Døden og meningen med livet (2/2) – med filosof Heine A. Holmen
    07. March 2021 DATA
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Mortality and Meaning In Life
    2019
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Why we must live ethically
    2015
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Den gamle mannen og staten
    Ytring : NRK 10. January 2014 DATA
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Tro og formidling
    Klassekampen 08. January 2014
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Why die?
    2014
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Action and the Problem of Evil
    2014
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Epistemic Injustice - Our Obligation to Aid Knowledge
    2014
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Ethics and Its Metaphysical Queerness
    2014
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Teorier om kunnskap
    2013 DATA
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Kunnskap
    2013 DATA
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Edmund Gettier
    2013 DATA
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Epistemisk urett
    2013 DATA
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Epistemiske paradoks
    2013 DATA
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Philippa Foot
    2013 DATA
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Ravneparadokset
    2013 DATA
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Moralsk sentimentalisme
    2013 DATA
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Moralsk kognitivisme
    2013 DATA
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Moralsk realisme
    2013 DATA
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    The Causal Theory of Action: Problems and Prospects - Trial Lecture at the University of Oslo
    2013
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Etisk pluralisme
    2013 DATA
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Etisk rasjonalisme
    2013 DATA
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Filosofisk skeptiker
    2013 DATA
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Gettier-moteksempel
    2013 DATA
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Global skeptisisme
    2013 DATA
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Jennifer Hornsby
    2013 DATA
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Henry Kyburg
    2013 DATA
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Internalisme og eksternalisme - etikk og moralfilosofi
    2013 DATA
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Bernard Williams
    2013 DATA
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    David Wiggins
    2013 DATA
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Doktrinen om dobbel effekt
    2013 DATA
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Det nye induksjonsproblemet
    2013 DATA
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Rasjonalitet
    2013 DATA
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Moralsk skeptisisme
    2013 DATA

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    Research interests

    • Death
    • Meaning of life
    • Religious faith
    • Normativity, value theory and ethics
    • Happiness (or eudaimonia, flourishing, well-being)
    • Knowledge
    • Love and sexuality
    • Aesthetics

    Teaching

    2020 Language, Communication and Society MA, lecturer, UiT.

    2019 Philosophy of Life BAlecturer, UiT.

    2019 Metaphysics of Death MA, lecturer, UiT.

    2018 Philosophy of Life BA, lecturer, UiT.

    2018 Ethics - Introduction BA, lecturer, UiT.

    2018 -... Examen Philosophicum, leader, UiT.

    2016 - ... Examen Philosophicum - Internet, seminar teacher, UiT.

    2013 - ... Examen Philosophicum, seminar teacher, UiT.

    2017 -... Examen philosophicum - Lecture, lecturer, UiT.

    2017 Ethics - Introduction, lecturer, UiT.

    2016 Epistemology and Philosophy of Mind, lecturer, UiT.

    2016 Metaphysics and Epistemology: Metaphysics of Death (MA), lecturer, UiT.

    2015 History of Philosophy - Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, lecturer, UiT.

    2014 Epistemology and Philosophy of Mind, lecturer, UiT.

    2014 Examen Philosophicum, lecturer, UiT.

    2014 History of Philosophy - Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, lecturer, UiT.

    2013 Advanced Epistemology - Topic: Testimonay, Social Epistemology, the Nature of Knowledge, lecturer, UiO

    2013 Examen Philosophicum, seminar teacher, UiO.

    2012 Examen Facultatum - Philosophy, lecturer, UiO.

    2012 Introduction to Ancient and Moder Philosophy, seminar teacher, UiO.

    2012 Introduction to Epistemology and Philosophy of Science, seminar teacher, UiO.

    2011 Metaphysics and Philosophy of Science - Master Class - Topic: the Nature of Causation, lecturer, UiO.

    2011 Introduction to Epistemology and Philosophy of Science, lecturer, UiO.

    2005 - 2007 Introduction to Ancient and Moder Philosophy, seminar teacher, UiO.

    2006 Introduction to Logic and Philosophy of Language, seminar teacher, UiO.

    2005 Introduction to Metaphysics and Philosophy of Mind, seminar teacher, UiO.



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