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Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Norwegian Animal Ethics Conference featured on national radio

On August 20th The Norwegian Animal Ethics Conference (Dyreetikkonferansen) 2014, which is co-organised by Minding Animals Norway, was featured on national broadcaster NRK P1's afternoon program "Her og nå", with interviews with Tore Kristiansen and Gudbrand Bakken. Podcasts for the program are available here.

Abstract on animal mortality for Minding Animals seminar

Today I have composed and submitted the abstract "Øko-eksistensialisme og dyrs dødelighet: Et forsvar for et mer inkluderende begrep om dødelighet" [Eco-existentialism and the mortality of animals: A defence of a more inclusive notion of mortality] for the 4th research seminar of Minding Animals Norway, which will take place on the Blindern campus of University of Oslo on Friday September 5th. The full abstract (in Norwegian) has been posted in my Norwegian language blog Utopisk Realisme.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

First social studies personnell gathering attended

Today I attended, for the first time, the personnell gathering (meeting) at University of Stavanger's Department of social studies. I was introduced to my new colleagues.

UiS opening ceremony attended

Monday 18th of August I attended the opening ceremony of the Autumn 2014 semester at the University of Stavanger, which included a speech by Minister of Education Thorbjørn Røe Isaksen and entertainment.

Second lecture in Ex.Phil. given at Department of social studies

Today I gave the second lecture this Autumn in Examen Philosophicum at University of Stavanger's Department of social studies, for child welfare students. The topic was: What is philosophy and ethics?

Monday, 25 August 2014

Ex.Phil. introduced to 200 students

On Monday 18th of August I introduced the course Examen Philosophicum to some 200 students at University of Stavanger's Department of social studies (ca. 15 minutes x 2). The students study child welfare and social work respectively (bachelor).

First lecture in Ex.Phil. given at Department of social studies

Today I gave the first lecture this Autumn in Examen Philosophicum at University of Stavanger's Department of social studies, for social work students. The topic was: What is philosophy and ethics?