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Monday, 28 July 2014

Essay on Norwegian nature view, "Visjon 2040", available online x 3

My academic essay "Visjon 2040: Fra overlagt rovdrift til Utopi Buane" [Vision 2040: From deliberate exploitation to Utopia Buane], written and first published in 2011 entitled "Fra by og land, mann mot mann til visjon 2040 [From city against countryside, man against man to vision 2040], is now available online (for viewing and download) via, ResearchGate and Scribd, after I withdrew it from, where it was originally published, about three months ago. At ResearchGate it has been given a DOI. See below for the DOI and links.

Tønnessen, Morten 2011. Visjon 2040: Fra overlagt rovdrift til Utopi Buane [Vision 2040: From deliberate exploitation to Utopia Buane]. Available online (Academia.eduResearchGate (DOI: 10.13140/2.1.4708.9289), Scribd). 18 pp.

Analysis of mentions of animals in political party programs: Reference incl. DOI; available online x 4

My report "Analyse av partiprogrammer for 2013-2017 utført for Dyreetikkonferansen 2013" [Analysis of political party programs for 2013–2017 – conducted for the Norwegian Animal Ethics Conference 2013] is now, in addition to via the webpage of Dyreetikkonferansen, available online (for viewing and download) via, ResearchGate and Scribd. At ResearchGate the NGO report has been given a DOI, see below.

Tønnessen, Morten 2013. Analyse av partiprogrammer for 2013–2017 – utført for Dyreetikkonferansen 2013 [Analysis of political party programs for 2013–2017 – conducted for the Norwegian Animal Ethics Conference 2013]. NGO report. Oslo 2013: Dyreetikkonferansen. Available online (incl. via ResearchGate, DOI: 10.13140/2.1.3693.1203). 21pp.

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Agreed to be course coordinator in PHCC master

On April 7th (while in parliament, as it happened) I was asked, and agreed, to be coordinator for the course "Philosophy of Science and Health Care Ethics" in the master program Pre-Hospital Critical Care (PHCC) - see previous posts, including on more recent developments - to be offered by University of Stavanger (UiS EVU) starting this fall.

Green Party press release on poultry welfare featuring Minding Animals

Minding Animals Norway was featured in a press release from Norway's Green Party released April 3rd and entitled "Vil ha kylling på Stortinget" [Want(s) chicken in Parliament]. The occasion for the press release was the seminar on animal welfare in the poultry industry co-arranged by Minding Animals Norway and the Green Party on April 7th. The seminar program was attached to the press release, where the Green Party states that they want animal welfare for chickens to be on the political agenda, and want the Norwegian parliament to discuss the poultry industry's future.

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Thursday, 24 July 2014

Human distinctiveness paper available via ResearchGate etc.; bibliographical reference

My essay "Menneskedyret og dets plass i verden" [The human animal and its place in the world], in Norwegian, has been uploaded as a full-text PDF to Scribd, and ResearchGate. The latter venue it has been given a DOI: 10.13140/2.1.3365.4402. Reference:
Tønnessen, Morten 2014. Menneskedyret og dets plass i verden [The human animal and its place in the world]. Published online in the blog of Minding Animals Norway July 23rd 2014; ResearchGate July 23rd 2014 (DOI: 10.13140/2.1.3365.4402).
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"Outside the circle" text posted in Minding Animals blog

My text "Utenfor sirkelen" [Outside the circle], in Norwegian - see previous posts - written on invitation for an art exhibition by Jørund Aase Falkenberg and addressing the history of human-animal relations, has been posted in the Minding Animals Norway blog - see here. The text has previously been published on the artist's webpage.

2014 general meeting of Minding Animals Norway called for

Yesterday I called, on behalf of the board of Minding Animals Norway, for the 2014 general meeting of this organisation, in its 5th newsletter. The general meeting will take place at the Blindern campus (University of Oslo) on Friday September 5th straight after the 4th research seminar of Minding Animals Norway (theme: Animals and death) the same day. A preliminary agenda has been distributed to members of MAN.