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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Fifth philosophy of science lecture

Today I gave the fifth and final lecture on philosophy of science in the course "Philosophy of science and research methods". Today´s main topic was research ethics.

Staff meeting

Today I attended (most of) the staff meeting at Department of social studies, which included discussion about streaming of lectures and questions during exams.

Family and freedom chapter to appear in December; renamed book title

Our chapter "Familie og fridom. Norsk familiepolitikk i lys av liberal politisk teori" [Family and freedom. Norwegian family policies in light of liberal political theory] is likely to be published in December this year, I´ve been notified. It will appear in the book Barneomsorg på norsk: I samspill mellom hjem og stat [Childcare in Norway: In interplay between home and state], tp be published by Universitetsforlaget.

Monday, 18 September 2017

No response from UiS deans on philosophers´ educational proposals

Unfortunately, after more than 6 months have passed, we the philosophers at University of Stavanger have still not heard back on the substance of our educational proposals communicated in a letter to the deans of Faculty of Social Sciences (Gro Ellen Mathiesen) and Faculty of humanities and education (Elaine Munthe), sent this February. Only Munthe has acknowledged receiving the letter.

Course evaluation and planning

Today I met with a colleague to discuss experience with the MFAMILY course Welfare state and welfare policy and possible plans ahead.


Today I gave the 5th lecture in this autumn´s Examen Philosophicum at Department of social studies. The topic was political freedom.

Friday, 15 September 2017

MAN board meeting

On August 29th I chaired yet another board meeting of Minding Animals Norway.