Department of Philosophy, University of Bergen
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I am a philosopher working at the University of Bergen. My research is concentrated in two areas.
In the intersection of philosophy of mind and epistemology I focus on conscious experience, and especially on its role in human rationality. In my doctoral dissertation I argue that intuition is a type of experience which justifies belief for the same reason as why perceptual experience does.
In political philosophy I focus on the moral obligations we the affluent have to the very poor. I ask whether the widespread practice of giving priority to compatriots over the much greater need of the distant poor is justified, and whether certain business relationships give rise to significant obligations to alleviate poverty
Comments on my work are always welcome, email me at ole.koksvik at gmail.com.
I'll speak about the determinants of obligations arising from benefiting from injustice at a workshop at CSMN in Oslo, May 26-27, 2016.
The paper 'Profiting from Poverty', co-authored with the late Gerhard Øverland, is under review.
In May I spoke about the ethics of profiting from poverty at a workshop in memory of Gerhard Øverland at CSMN in Oslo.
'Phenomenal Contrast: A Critique' has appeared in American Philosophical Quarterly.