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Friday, 17 August 2018

Ex.Phil. teaching plan

A couple of days ago I composed teaching plan for Examen Philosophicum at Department of social studies this autumn.

Oral exam - MA defence

Today I participated, as internal examiner, in the oral exam held in relation to Linn Tjøtta´s Master degree defence. The grade for the thesis was given two days ago.

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Quarter writing day

I had scheduled to have my first "writing day" of the autumn today, but since my son starts school today (and was at home yesterday since SFO was closed), and I also have an email backlog to take care of, it only amounted to 90 minutes of thought-gathering (on a forthcoming editorial for Biosemiotics plus revision of "Introducing a notion of accumulated GDP").

Home office; son´s first day at school

Today I am working from home (perhaps half day) since my oldest boy has his first day at school today.

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Ulvetider to be published in pocket version

According to the autumn 2018 catalogue of Vega forlag, a pocket book version of our book Ulvetider will be published in September (price: 199 NOK).

More Ex.Phil. info

Today I presented basic information about Ex.Phil. to child welfare students at Department of social studies, University of Stavanger. I was accompanied by my oldest son.

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Council for animal ethics statement mentioned in Dyrevern viten

The latest Dyrevernalliansen email newsletter, Dyrevern Viten, makes mention of and links to Norway´s Council for animal ethics´ statement on tagging of wild animals, which I drafted (under the heading "Viltmerking ute av kontroll").

Ex.Phil. course information presented to social work students

Today I have briefly presented course information on Ex.Phil. (SVEXPHIL10) for social work students here at Department of social studies.

Monday, 13 August 2018

MEE140 planning meeting

Today I have attended a meeting with two colleagues concerning the MEES course (Master in energy, environment and society) I am course coordinator for, "Philosophy of science and research methods" (MEE140), for planning purposes.

Brentari´s Uexküll book received

I have, at long last, received my copy of Carlo Brentari´s book Jakob von Uexküll - The discovery of the Umwelt between biosemiotics and theoretical biology, published by Springer in 2015 - for which I wrote the introduction chapter.

MEES intro meeting

Today I attended an introduction meeting with the new MEES students (Master in Energy, Environment and Society). Teaching starts next week.

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Google Scholar profile updated with areas of interest

I have added areas of interest to my Google Scholar profile (max 5): Biosemiotics, theoretical biology, philosophy of science, ethics, and economics. I furthermore added as my homepage.

Monday, 6 August 2018

Special issue on biosemiotic ethics freely available online

Our special issue of Zeitschrift für Semiotik on biosemiotic ethics is now freely available online, downloadable in PDF format.

Brief presentation:
This issue presents the rapidly growing field of biosemiotic ethics. In the past two decades, biosemioticians have began to tease out the ethical implications of biosemiotics. The foundational argument is that if semiosis is a morally-relevant capacity, and if all living systems are semiotic, then biosemiosis can serve as the basis for justifying the attribution of moral status to humans, to animals and plants, and even to ecosystems. Biosemiotic ethics opens the road towards a perspective that connects ecological thinking with ethical perspectives.
All articles are licensed under the CC-BY 4.0 International license.

ResearchGate score and following

My current ResearchGate score is 16.71, cf. my profile. I have 250 followers.