News from the ERG

News, both big and small, from the ERG community:

From October 1st we may welcome our newest member to the group: Maria Danielsen will from that date on function as the ERG's latest Ph.D. student. Maria will work on a project focusing on human vulnerability, emotions, and connections between ethics and aesthetics. She will have associate professor and chair of the ERG, Heine Alexander Holmen, as her head supervisor. Congratulations & welcome aboard!

We are happy to announce that post doctor and member of the ERG, Anna-Karin Margareta Andersson, in the fall of 2020 will be publishing her paper, "Congenitally Decorticate Children's Potential and Rights", in The Journal of Medical Ethics. Congrats!

In October 2019 associate prof. and ERG chair, Heine Alexander Holmen, contributed in the interdisciplinary anthology "Alt som lever, må dø", with a piece entitled "Døden og meningen med livet". The anthology is in print, but will be officially launched in Oslo later in November.

3rd - 7th of September 2019: Associate prof. and chair of the ERG, Heine Alexander Holmen, contributed to the multidisciplinary conference in Bath (UK), the 14th Conference on the Social Context of Death, Dying and Disposal, with a talk entitled "The Sexed Death", discussing how gender may influence how we relate to death which in turn influences the fundamental normative hierarchies that goes to define and support gender differences.

As of August 2019, ERG member and associate prof. Mathea S. Sagdahl joins us a permanent member of the IFF staff. We hereby congratulate you on your new position!

As of August 2019, ERG member and former chair of the ERG professor Roe Fremstedal will be holding a permanent position as professor at the NTNU. For the time being professor Fremstedal will at the same time keep a formal position also at the UiT and he will remain an active member and contributor to the ERG community. We wish Roe all the best with his new job!

As of June 2019, ERG member Attila Tanyi has earned the title professor. We hereby congratulate you on your fine achievements so far and wish you all the best for the future. Well done, professor!

In December 2018 our Ph.D. fellow, Fredrik Nilsen, successfully defended his thesis «Fra Prohairesis til Wille og Willkür: En historisk og kritisk studie av fri vilje hos Aristoteles, Augustin og Kant». We salute you, philosophia doctor!

In August 2018, associate prof. and chair of the ERG, Heine Alexander Holmen, participated to the conference "The Philosophy of Death" hosted by Uppsala University and organized by the International Association of Death and Dying. He was invited to comment on a paper.

In 2017, Ph.D. fellow, Fredrik Nilsen, contributed to the conference "Mellom reformasjon og revolusjon: 1700-tallets kulturelle og politiske konflikter" organized by Norsk Selskap for 1700-tallet at NTNU in Trondheim. His title was "Kants rousseauistiske revolusjon".

In 2017, Ph.D. fellow, Fredrik Nilsen, participated at the conference "Greek moral and political philosophy" organize bythe International Association of Greek Philosophy at Rhodos in Greece. His title: "Aristotle’s «Humean» explanation of acratic behavior".

In 2017, Ph.D. fellow, Fredrik Nilsen, participated to the conference “Kjønnsforskning Nå” at the University of Oslo, with a lecture entitled "Kan kvinner handle moralsk? Om kjønnsdimensjonen i Kants pliktetikk".

In 2016, our Ph.D. fellow, Fredrik Nilsen, contributed to the World Congress in Philosophy in Athens. His contribution, entitled "Aristotle on Free Will", was presented under the topic "The Philosophy of Aristotle" organized by the International Association of Greek Philosophy.