Wednesday 21 February 2024

#15,5

Today I have had an article writing day devoted to my article "Applied Umwelt theory in the context of phenomenological triangulation and descriptive phenomenology", with some 700 words added to the manuscript. So far this Spring I have conducted 15,5 writing days.

Tuesday 20 February 2024

Advice given to Dean on 10 research group applications

Over the last few weeks I have given advice to the Dean of the Faculty of social sciences at University of Stavanger regarding 10 research group applications, as a replacement for the Vice Dean for Research, over three meetings, the last of which today. The process results in the allocation of about 300.000 NOK divided between the research groups this year and the same amount in 2025.

Monday 19 February 2024

Peer review committee suggests approving UIS candidate of psychology study

As detailed in a University of Stavanger news story (see also a Khrono news story based on the UIS news story), a peer review committee organized by NOKUT has now advised that the UIS should be allowed to establish a candidate of psychology study. More specifically, the committee advices NOKUT to give accreditation to the study. I have earlier been involved in working with the application for establishing this study in a leadership position when I was the Head of department of Department of social studies (2021 to January 2023). The application was first sent, in its initial version, in the Autumn of 2021. I am currently involved in the application and prospective plans as a Professor of philosophy.

#14,5; Næss article submitted to Norsk filosofisk tidsskrift

Today I have had an article writing day with work done on the article "Hva Arne Næss kan lære oss om økonomifagets tverrfaglighet" (What Arne Næss can teach us about the interdisciplinarity of economics), which I have co-written with Jan Karlstrøm and Thomas Hylland Eriksen. Today´s work included reworking in-text and bibliography references and writing a summary in Norwegian and English. In the process I added some 500 words to the article, which has now been submitted to Norsk filosofisk tidsskrift

Marginally, I also did some work related to my book project Captured and my article "Applied Umwelt theory in the context of phenomenological triangulation and descriptive phenomenology".

So far this Spring I have had 14,5 writing days.

Friday 16 February 2024

Mars and the Earthlings update - my writings in astrobiology

Yesterday was the deadline for submitting revised text to the editors of the book Mars and the Earthlings. I participate in Work group 9, which addresses political, societal and ethical aspects of going to and potentially settling on Mars. Now after recent work and editing, I am credited with having contributed to the following sections made by Workgroup 9, along with other scholars:

"Political motivations and factors for Mars race" 

"Civil liberties vs. security: How much do we have to sacrifice individual freedom to survive on Mars?" 

"Demography"

"Safety and governance" 

"Ethical considerations of non-humans on Mars"

"Novel ecosystems"

Second ethics seminar in BPS330

Today I gave the second ethics seminar in the course "Lovgivning og etikk" as part of the bachelor in psychology at University of Stavanger´s Department of social studies. The seminar was focused on the ethics task in the folder exam in the course. Attendance was compulsory, so turnout was good (85%).

Thursday 15 February 2024

#13,5; article renamed "Applied Umwelt theory in the context of phenomenological triangulation and descriptive phenomenology "

Today I have had half an article writing day, with some 400 words added to my article now titled Applied Umwelt theory in the context of phenomenological triangulation and descriptive phenomenology" (previously: Applied Umwelt theory - in the context of descriptive phenomenology and phenomenological triangulation), and a table of contents for the article drafted. So far this Spring I have had 13,5 writing days.