Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department of Philosophy, University of Bergen
Welcome to my homepage.
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 recently founded NorMind: Nordic Network for Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science.
My paper 'Phenomenal Contrast: A Critique' is forthcoming in American Philosophical Quarterly.
A symposium I edited for the Journal of Consciousness Studies is now available.
My paper 'Three Models of Phenomenal Unity' is there, as is a short Editor's Introduction.