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Associate Professor

Heine Alexander Holmen

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

Job description:

 

 Welcome to my personal website at UiT.no!

 Hello! I am a guy in the end of his thirties who work 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 ethics, meta-ethics, philosophy of life (and death), philosophy of religion, metaphysics, philosophy of action and feminist philosophy.

 

Primary Interests

In general I am interested in topics that bear on our lives and may potentially alter the way we live. In light of that have I taken an interest in topics like death, meaning of life, happiness, value, the normative authority of morality/ethics, and issues pertaining to religion, spirituality, sexuality and gender.

In these days I am particularly occupied by the issue of death and what it means for us. I work on the questoin of how we should live in light of the fact that vi are mortal and how - or whether - we can find meaning, value and hapiness as mortal beings.

 

Positions

I am second-in-command at the Institute of Philosophy (IFF) and is in charge of the examne philosophicum at UiT. In addition, I am leader of the board that directs and develops the Bachelor- and Master program in philosophy at IFF.

I am also leading one of the institute's research groups - Ethics Research Group (ERG). Last, but not least, I am a member of our newly established Feminist Philosophy Research Group (FemPhil).

Off-campus I write for Store Norske Leksikon (snl.no) and occasionaly do blogging (Arktisk Metafysikk). I also have a small company - Holmen Meningsproduksjon - that may be used as a label for off-campus seminars.

  

Membership in Research Groups

2017 - today Feminist Philosophy Research Group (FPRG)

https://uit.no/forskning/forskningsgrupper/gruppe?p_document_id=546529

2016 - today Nordic Network of Metaphysics

https://nordicmetaphysics.org/

2014 - today Pluralism, Democracy and Justice Research Group

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

2013 - todat Ethics Research Group, UiT.

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

2010 - d.d. Affiliated at CSMN, UiO.

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

 




Research interests

Topics

  • Death
  • Meaning of lige
  • Normativity and value theory
  • Happiness (or eudaimonia, flourishing, well-being)
  • Justification of ethics
  • Metaphysics of ethics
  • Practical reason, ethical rationality and wisdom
  • Intentional actions, autonomy and responsibility
  • The metaphysics of knowledge
  • Knowledge in action
  • Free will
  • Faith
  • Spirituality
  • Love
  • Sexuality
  • Epistemic injustice
  • Aesthetic values

Interests

  • Philosophy of life and death
  • Philosophy of love
  • Ethics
  • Metaethics
  • Metaphysics
  • Epistemology
  • Philosophy of action
  • Philosophy of religion
  • Aesthetics

Teaching

2019 Metaphysics of Death MA, lecturer, UiT.

2018 Philosophy of Life, lecturer, UiT.

2018 Ethics - Introduction, 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.

Publications in CRIStin


  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. Døden og meningen med livet. Scandinavian Academic Press 2019 ISBN 9788230402344.s 249 - 281.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. Heller død enn udødelig. Norsk Filosofisk tidsskrift 2017; Volum 52 (1-2). ISSN 0029-1943.s 40 - 55.s doi: 10.18261/issn.1504-2901-2017-01-02-06.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. Why Die - A philosophical apology of death. International Journal of Philosophy and Theology 2017; Volum 79 (1-2). ISSN 2169-2327.s 136 - 155.s doi: 10.1080/21692327.2017.1412834.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. Hvorfor handlingskunnskap ikke er slutningsbasert. Norsk Filosofisk tidsskrift 2017; Volum 52 (4). ISSN 0029-1943.s 161 - 179.s doi: 10.18261/issn.1504-2901-2017-04-04.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. Handling og den praktiske kunnskapens metafysikk. Norsk Filosofisk tidsskrift 2016; Volum 50 (1). ISSN 0029-1943.s doi: 10.18261/issn.1504-2901-2016-01-02.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. Action and the problem of evil. International Journal of Philosophy and Theology 2015; Volum 76 (4). ISSN 2169-2327.s 335 - 351.s doi: 10.1080/21692327.2015.1123113.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. Kunnskapens Metafysikk. Norsk Filosofisk tidsskrift 2014; Volum 49 (3-4). ISSN 0029-1943.s 190 - 202.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. Ubehaget i ontologien: Et essay om rasjonalitet og Donald Davidsons handlingsfilosofi. (data) Filosofisk supplement 2006. ISSN 0809-8220.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. Forkledde harer og epistemologiske fjellturer: Et essay om semantisk motivert skeptisisme. Filosofisk supplement 2006. ISSN 0809-8220.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. Why we must live ethically. Ethics Group Workshop - UiT 2015-04-17 - 2015.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. Tro og formidling. Klassekampen 2014. ISSN 0805-3839.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. Why die?. Thinking Through the Ages - UiT/UiO 2014-12-08 - 2014-12-10 2014.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. Ethics and Its Metaphysical Queerness. Ethics Group Workshop with Thomas Schmidt 2014-05-08 - 2014-05-08 2014.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. Epistemic Injustice - Our Obligation to Aid Knowledge. Free Speech, Public Deliberation, and Global Affairs 2014-06-17 - 2014-06-19 2014.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. Action and the Problem of Evil. Evil and Guilt - Conference 2014-09-11 - 2014-09-13 2014.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. Den gamle mannen og staten. (data) Ytring : NRK 2014.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. Bernard Williams. (data) 2013.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. Kunnskap. (data) 2013.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. Teorier om kunnskap. (data) 2013.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. Rasjonalitet. (data) 2013.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. Etikk og handlingsteori. Forskningsseminaret 2013-09-11 - 2013.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. The Causal Theory of Action: Problems and Prospects - Trial Lecture at the University of Oslo. Trial Lecture at the University of Oslo 2013-01-12 - 2013.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. Warren Quinn. (data) 2013.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. Vaghet. (data) 2013.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. Timothy Williamson. (data) 2013.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. Sokrates' spørsmål. (data) 2013.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. Skeptisisme. (data) 2013.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. Ravneparadokset. (data) 2013.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. Philippa Foot. (data) 2013.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. Moralsk skeptisisme. (data) 2013.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. Moralsk sentimentalisme. (data) 2013.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. Moralsk realisme. (data) 2013.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. Moralsk kognitivisme. (data) 2013.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. Moralsk fiksjonalisme. (data) 2013.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. Moralsk anti-kognitivisme. (data) 2013.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. Moores hånd. (data) 2013.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. Lotteriparadokset. (data) 2013.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. Lokal skeptisisme. (data) 2013.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. Kieran Setiya. (data) 2013.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. J.L. Ackrill. (data) 2013.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. Jennifer Hornsby. (data) 2013.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. Internalisme og eksternalisme - etikk og moralfilosofi. (data) 2013.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. Henry Kyburg. (data) 2013.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. Global skeptisisme. (data) 2013.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. Gettier-moteksempel. (data) 2013.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. Filosofisk skeptiker. (data) 2013.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. Etisk rasjonalisme. (data) 2013.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. Etisk pluralisme. (data) 2013.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. Epistemisk urett. (data) 2013.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. Epistemiske paradoks. (data) 2013.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. Edmund Gettier. (data) 2013.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. Doktrinen om dobbel effekt. (data) 2013.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. Det nye induksjonsproblemet. (data) 2013.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. David Wiggins. (data) 2013.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. Mennesket, moralen og den gode viljen. Sokratisk Aften 2012-04-12 - 2012.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. Ga professorene de svarene han ble bedt om. (data) 2012.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. Verdibørsen - Ukens doktorand. (data) 2012.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander; Andresen, Kari. - Moral må leves. (data) 2012.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. Disputas: Har vi grunn til å være gode?. Disputas 2012-01-13 - 2012.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. Rasjonalitet og moral. Filosoficafé Fredrikstad 2012-03-14 - 2012.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander; Hansen, Carsten; Hornsby, Jennifer. Ethics and the Nature of Action. 2011.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. Rationalism without force. Moral Philosophy Club, CSMN 2010-05-11 - 2010.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. Actions, Reasons and Intelligibility. The Guise of the Good 2010-06-14 - 2010.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. Comment on David Papineu's "There are no norms of belief". The Aim of Belief 2009-06-12 - 2009.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. Language and its Purpose. ECAP 6: Sixth European Congress of Analytic Philosophy 2008-08-21 - 2008-08-26 2008.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. Tim Williamson. (data) Filosofisk supplement 2008. ISSN 0809-8220.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. Tim Williamson (Intervju). Filosofisk supplement 2008 (2). ISSN 0809-8220.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander; Hansen, Carsten. The Primacy of Knowledge: A critical survey of Timothy Williamson's views on knowledge, assertion and scepticism. (data) Unipub forlag 2007.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander; Huvenes, Torfinn Thomesen. Doing Metaphysics as if Kant Never Happened: An Interview with John Hawthorne. (data) Filosofisk supplement 2006. ISSN 0809-8220.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander; Antonsen, Trine. Tasting the Wine Correctly: Interview with Barry Smith. Filosofisk supplement 2006. ISSN 0809-8220.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander; Antonsen, Trine. While the Jury is Out: Relativist Thinking with John MacFarlane. Filosofisk supplement 2006. ISSN 0809-8220.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander. The Spirit of Rorty Bound in the Feathers of David Lewis - Intervju med Robert Brandom. (data) Filosofisk supplement 2005. ISSN 0809-8220.

  • Holmen, Heine Alexander; Antonsen, Trine. Frykten for den amorfe middelmådighet: Intervju med Nils Roll-Hansen. (data) Filosofisk supplement 2005. ISSN 0809-8220.

  • Member of research group