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Institute of philosophy and first semester studies attila.g.tanyi@uit.no +4777644378 Tromsø TEO-H1 1.521

Attila Tanyi


Professor, Programme director (BA, MA, 1-year Diploma), Research group leader (Ethics Research Group)

Job description

I am a philosopher with background in economics and political science. I specialize in moral and political philosophy. I am programme director of the BA, MA and 1-year Diploma studies in philosophy.

My office hours are Tuesday, 13-15 and Thursday, 13-15, or by appointment.


  • Hill, Daniel J.; McLeod, Stephen K; Tanyi, Attila. What is the incoherence objection to legal entrapment?. (fulltekst) Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy 2022; Volum 21 (1). ISSN 1559-3061.s 47 - 73.s doi: 10.26556/jesp.v22i1.1181.
  • Tanyi, Attila; McLeod, Stephen K; Hill, Daniel J.. Entrapment, temptation and virtue testing. Philosophical Studies 2022. ISSN 0031-8116.s doi: 10.1007/s11098-021-01772-4.
  • Tanyi, Attila; Egan, Magnus. THE “FOREIGN” VIRUS? - Justifying Norway’s Border Closure. Etikk i praksis 2021; Volum 15 (2). ISSN 1890-3991.s 29 - 47.s doi: 10.5324/eip.v15i2.4093.
  • McLeod, Stephen K; Tanyi, Attila. The basic liberties: An essay on analytical specification. European Journal of Political Theory 2021. ISSN 1474-8851.s 1 - 22.s doi: 10.1177/14748851211041702.
  • Dainton, Barry; Slocombe, Will; Tanyi, Attila. Introduction 'Minding the Future' incl Glossary and Timeline. Springer Publishing Company 2021 ISBN 978-3-030-64268-6.s 1 - 17.
  • Morganti, Matteo; Tanyi, Attila. Reasons and Beliefs. Journal of Philosophical Research (JPR) 2019; Volum 44. ISSN 1053-8364.s 179 - 196.s doi: 10.5840/jpr201988137.
  • Harris, A.T.; Tanyi, Attila; Hart, R.D.; Trites, J.; Rigby, M.H.; Lancaster, J.; Nicolaides, A.; Taylor, S.M.. Transoral laser surgery for laryngeal carcinoma: has Steiner achieved a genuine paradigm shift in oncological surgery?. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England 2018; Volum 100 (1). ISSN 0035-8843.s 2 - 5.s doi: 10.1308/rcsann.2017.0190.
  • Tanyi, Attila. Introduction to the guest edited section: world government. Journal of Global Ethics 2017; Volum 13 (3). ISSN 1744-9626.s 260 - 263.s doi: 10.1080/17449626.2018.1427716.
  • Hill, Daniel J.; McLeod, Stephen K; Tanyi, Attila. The Concept of Entrapment. Criminal Law and Philosophy 2017. ISSN 1871-9791.s 1 - 16.s doi: 10.1007/s11572-017-9436-7.
  • Miklos, Andras; Tanyi, Attila. Institutional consequentialism and global governance. Journal of Global Ethics 2017; Volum 13 (3). ISSN 1744-9626.s doi: 10.1080/17449626.2018.1425218.
  • Tanyi, Attila. Circularity, Naturalism, and Desire-Based Reasons. Res Philosophica 2017; Volum 94 (4). ISSN 2168-9105.s 451 - 470.s doi: 10.11612/resphil.1601.
  • Tanyi, Attila. Norm-expressivism and regress. South African Journal of Philosophy 2017; Volum 36 (3). ISSN 0258-0136.s 362 - 376.s doi: 10.1080/02580136.2017.1294642.
  • Tanyi, Attila; Andric, Vuko. God and eternal boredom. Religious Studies: An International Journal for the Philosophy of Religion 2017; Volum 53 (1). ISSN 0034-4125.s 51 - 70.s doi: 10.1017/s0034412515000499.
  • Tanyi, Attila; Morganti, Matteo. Can Reasons Be Propositions? Against Dancy's Attack on Propositionalism. Theoria 2017; Volum 83 (3). ISSN 0040-5825.s 185 - 205.s doi: 10.1111/theo.12117.
  • Tanyi, Attila; Andric, Vuko. Multidimensional Consequentialism and Risk. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 2016; Volum 19 (1). ISSN 1386-2820.s 49 - 57.s doi: 10.1007/s10677-015-9658-5.
  • Tanyi, Attila; Andric, Vuko. Multi-dimensional consequentialism and degrees of rightness. Philosophical Studies 2016; Volum 173 (3). ISSN 0031-8116.s 711 - 731.s doi: 10.1007/s11098-015-0515-0.
  • Tanyi, Attila. G. A. Cohen Why Not Socialism? című könyvéről. 2015 ISBN 978-615-55-1341-1.s 266 - 271.
  • Tanyi, Attila. On the Intrinsic Value of Genetic Integrity: A Commentary. Ethics, Policy & Environment 2015; Volum 18 (3). ISSN 2155-0085.s 248 - 251.s doi: 10.1080/21550085.2015.1111623.
  • Tanyi, Attila. Ought We to Forget What We Cannot Forget? A Reply to Sybille Schmidt. 2015 ISBN 978-965-493-846-4.s 258 - 262.
  • Tanyi, Attila. Moral Demands and Ethical Theory: The Case of Consequentialism. Bloomsbury Academic 2015 ISBN 9781474236485.s 500 - 527.s doi: 10.5040/9781474236461.ch-029.
  • Tanyi, Attila; Bruder, Martin. How to Gauge Moral Intuitions? Prospects for a New Methodology. Palgrave Macmillan 2014 ISBN 978-1-137-40980-5.s 157 - 174.s doi: 10.1057/9781137409805.0018.
  • Tanyi, Attila. Pure Cognitivism and Beyond. Acta Analytica 2014; Volum 29 (3). ISSN 0353-5150.s 331 - 348.s doi: 10.1007/s12136-013-0210-8.
  • Tanyi, Attila; Bruder, Martin. Consequentialism and Its Demands: A Representative Study. Journal of Value Inquiry 2014; Volum 48 (2). ISSN 0022-5363.s 293 - 314.s doi: 10.1007/s10790-014-9418-0.
  • Tanyi, Attila; Bruder, Martin. Overdemanding Consequentialism? An Experimental Approach. Utilitas 2014; Volum 26 (3). ISSN 0953-8208.s 250 - 275.s doi: 10.1017/s0953820814000065.
  • Tanyi, Attila. Az Út az értelem felé. 2013 ISBN 9788081017346.s 355 - 373.
  • Tanyi, Attila. Silencing Desires?. Philosophia 2013; Volum 41 (3). ISSN 0048-3893.s 887 - 903.s doi: 10.1007/s11406-012-9407-0.
  • Tanyi, Attila; Karlander, Karl. Immortal Curiosity. The Philosophical Forum 2013; Volum 44 (3). ISSN 0031-806X.s 255 - 273.s doi: 10.1111/phil.12013.
  • Tanyi, Attila. Mennyire lehet nehéz? A túlzott követelések ellenvetésének újszerű megközelítései. Café Bábel 2013. ISSN 1215-508X.
  • Tanyi, Attila. The Case for Authority. 2012 ISBN 3828828272.s 159 - 189.
  • Tanyi, Attila. Desires as additional reasons? The case of tie-breaking. Philosophical Studies 2011; Volum 152 (2). ISSN 0031-8116.s 209 - 227.s doi: 10.1007/s11098-009-9475-6.
  • Tanyi, Attila. Sobel on Pleasure, Reason, and Desire. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 2011; Volum 14 (1). ISSN 1386-2820.s 101 - 115.s doi: 10.1007/s10677-009-9220-4.
  • Tanyi, Attila. Reason and Desire: The Case of Affective Desires. European Journal of Analytic Philosophy 2010; Volum 6 (2). ISSN 1845-8475.s 67 - 89.
  • Tanyi, Attila. A Frankfurti Iskola és 1968. Fordulat 2009; Volum 3 (2). ISSN 2498-9347.s 9 - 33.
  • Tanyi, Attila. Desire-based Reasons, Naturalism, and the Possibility of Vindication. Polish Journal of Philosophy 2009; Volum 3 (2). ISSN 1897-1652.s 87 - 107.
  • Tanyi, Attila. Rawls különbözeti elve. Politikatudomanyi Szemle 2007; Volum 16 (2). ISSN 1216-1438.s 125 - 150.
  • Tanyi, Attila. Naturalism and Triviality. Philosophical Writings 2006; Volum 32. ISSN 1361-9365.s 12 - 31.
  • Tanyi, Attila. Erkölcsi igazolás és politikai kötelezettség. Jogelméleti Szemle 2004; Volum 5 (4). ISSN 1588-080X.
  • Dainton, Barry; Slocombe, Will; Tanyi, Attila. Minding the Future: Artificial Intelligence, Philosophical Visions and Science Fiction. Springer Publishing Company 2021 ISBN 978-3-030-64268-6.s 1 - 17.
  • Tanyi, Attila. Piac és igazságosság?. 2000 ISBN 0579000227187.
  • Tanyi, Attila; McLeod, Stephen K. Liberalism and the right to strike. (fulltekst) The Public Ethics Blog 2022.
  • Tanyi, Attila; Hill, Daniel J.; McLeod, Stephen K. Entrapment and 'Paedophile Hunters'. (fulltekst) The Public Ethics Blog 2021.
  • Rots, Aike Peter; Endresen, Cecilie; Gubrium, Erika; Tolgensbakk, Ida; Bell, Justyna; Tanyi, Attila; Pepe, Teresa; Pouillard, Véronique. Et «fremmed» virus? – Covid-19, nasjonalisme og stengte grenser. (fulltekst) Utrop.no 2021.
  • Tanyi, Attila. Introduction to special issue on world government. Philosophical Papers 2019; Volum 48 (1). ISSN 0556-8641.s 1 - 7.s doi: 10.1080/05568641.2019.1585204.
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    Research interests

    Political philosophy; Moral philosophy; Ethics; Philosophy of religion; Philosophy of law; Philosophy of action

    Teaching

    I teach in the BA and MA programmes as well as Examen Philosophicum. I teach in English and in Norwegian.




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