Bilde av Holmen, Heine Alexander
Bilde av Holmen, Heine Alexander
Institute of philosophy and first semester studies heine.a.holmen@uit.no +4777625134 94154153 You can find me here

Heine Alexander Holmen


Associate professor

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 filosofi som terapi
    Psykologisk tidsskrift 2023
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Metafysikkens uunnværlige elendighet
    Norsk Filosofisk tidsskrift 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Mannlig midtlivskrise - Etikketaten
    16. February 2023 DATA
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Gifte seg med seg sjølv? Etikketaten
    20. April 2023 FULLTEKST / DATA
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Roper varsku om ukultur: – Lot som vi ikke var der da vi åpnet munnen
    01. April 2023 DATA
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Ukultur på filosofistudiet: – Det var «guttastemning» og Jordan Peterson-vibber
    16. March 2023 DATA
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Kvinnelig student forteller om «guttastemning» og diskriminering på filosofistudiet
    28. March 2023 DATA
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Kvinner på filosofi rapporterer om diskriminering og «guttastemning»
    28. March 2023 DATA
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Neste år blir de tematiske satsingsområdene skiftet ut
    26. January 2023 DATA
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Det er flere mannlige enn kvinnelige filosofer. Det vil reflekteres i pensum
    27. March 2023 DATA
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Når kan vi overkjøre en minoritet? NRK Kompass
    28. August 2023 DATA
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Ei ære å gi omsorg til dei eldre - Kompass NRKP2
    31. January 2023 DATA
  • Jan Frode Hatlen, Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Fullfør campussamlingen
    www.adressa.no 16. January 2023 DATA
  • Jan Frode Hatlen, Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Fullfør campussamlingen
    www.universitetsavisa.no 05. January 2023
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Studio 2 - Om døden og det evige liv
    20. April 2023 DATA
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Kjenner seg ikke igjen i påstanden om ukultur på filosofistudiet
    29. March 2023 DATA
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Må vi ha baller I filosofi?
    Khrono.no 2023 FULLTEKST / DATA
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Kompass - Døden og begravelsesritualer under endring
    02. August 2023 DATA
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Kompass - Det beste fra Olavsfest
    04. August 2023 DATA
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Korrespondanseteorien om sannhet
    2023 DATA
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Sannhet
    2023 DATA
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Relativisme
    2023 DATA
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Relativisme om kunnskap
    2023 DATA
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Meningen med døden
    2023 DATA
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Etikketaten - Kva skjer hvis ein slår av mobilen i eit år?
    10. August 2023 DATA
  • Cathrine Victoria Felix, Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Leder
    Norsk Filosofisk tidsskrift 2023 DOI
  • Cathrine Victoria Felix, Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Leder
    Norsk Filosofisk tidsskrift 2023 DOI
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Kompass: Kan vi kjøpe barbiedukker?
    13. September 2023 DATA
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Hallvard J. Fossheim, Dialog. En filosofisk tilnærming
    Agora 2023 DATA
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Etikketaten: Foreldra er polyamorøse. Bør barna vite det?
    08. June 2023 DATA
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Kompass NRKP2 - Bør vi utrydde døden?
    22. May 2023 DATA
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Trenger vi døden for å skape mening i livet?
    2022 DATA
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Sannhet og løgn - Kompass NRKP2
    29. August 2022 DATA
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Gnien vs. raus / Utru ven / Jobb vs. familie - Etikketaten NRKP2
    01. September 2022 DATA
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Botox – hot or not? / alternativ medisin / mor vil dø - Etikketaten NRKP2
    13. October 2022 DATA
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Hotelldirektør anklaget for rasisme - Kompass NRKP2
    26. October 2022 DATA
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Skal ein halde uvaksinerte utafor? Kompass NRKP2
    26. January 2022 DATA
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Tru, vitskap og språk - Kompass NRKP2
    14. February 2022 DATA
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Legger vekt på etikk for å få flere filosofer i relevant jobb
    30. August 2022 DATA
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Death and the Consolation of Philosophy
    2022
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Cognitivism about Intentional Agency and the Doxastic Venture Problem
    2022
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Vitforum - en 40-åring for fremtiden?
    2022 DATA
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    A case for evil people
    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
  • 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 :
    Korleis kan evig liv sjå ut? Kompass NRKP2
    18. October 2021 DATA
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Katharina (22) har fått tre ulike karakterer på samme eksamen
    23. September 2021 DATA
  • Heine Alexander Holmen :
    Antilogi
    2021 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.