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Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Meeting on PhD proposal

On Friday 23rd of February I attended a meeting with three colleagues, including my head of department, concerning my proposal for a PhD scholarship on connections between welfare and prosperity.

5 hours of teaching

On Friday 23rd of February I taught for 5 hours, finishing teaching in "Philosophy of science and health care ethics". As the second gathering concluded, the home exam began.

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Teaching planning

Today I attended a meeting with two colleagues to coordinate teaching schedules for this autumn.

Monday, 26 February 2018

At home

Today I stayed at home with my sick daughter. Though I think she was in pretty much as good shape as myself.

ResearchGate achievement

"With 26 new reads," says ResearchGate, "your contributions were the most read contributions from your department". I receive similar messages quite often (though many of my colleagues are not on ResearchGate).

Thursday, 22 February 2018

6 hours of teaching

Today I have taught for another 6 hours, including 4 hours of teacher-moderated and -commented student presentations and two hours of teacher presentations.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Three assignment papers approved in MPH130

Today I have evaluated and approved three assignment texts submitted as replacement for participating in a student presentation in the PHCC Master course Philosophy of science and health care ethics.

6 hours of PHCC teaching

Today I have taught for 6 hours in "Philosophy of science and health care ethics", with ethical themes, including 4 hours of teacher-moderated student presentations. Good discussions.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

To present on nature view etc. at hunting themed gathering in June

As a member of the Norwegian network "Jakt i endring" [Hunting undergoing change] I have agreed to present a paper on views on nature and animal life at a network gathering June 5th-6th.

Second print run

We have been notified that our edited human-animal relations anthology Hvem er villest i landet her?, published by Spartacus forlag, will have a second print run. I think this is the first time I am involved in a book with a second print run.

Monday, 19 February 2018

Teaching on master level on autonomy and paternalism

Today I have lectured for close to three hours in a joint session for the MFAMILY class and Norwegian master students, with the topic autonomy and paternalism in political (and moral) theory.

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Publication date for framing the environmental humanities book

I have been informed that the book Framing the Environmental Humanities, where I contribute with the chapter "Animals in Norwegian Political Party Programs: A Critical Reading" (see reference), will be released (not in April, but) February 22nd. Here´s the publisher´s, Brill´s, online info. My chapter is no. 7, and part of Part 2, "History, Politics, and National Frames".

Friday, 16 February 2018

Research visit by Mia Fernyhough completed

Mia Fernyhough´s research visit at University of Stavanger, hosted by me as part of her/our Short-Term Scientific Mission, has just finished, after two weeks of collaborating of drafting an article on the ethics of laying hen genetics.

Exam questions composed for PHCC master

I have just composed exam questions for Philosophy of science and health care ethics (PHCC master). The home exam starts in a week.

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Meeting on PHCC master

Today I have had a meeting with the new program coordinator for the Pre-Hospital Critical Care master at University of Stavanger´s Faculty of health sciences, discussing the course I am coordinating and teaching, on health care ethics and philosophy of science.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

3 abstracts reviewed for IACS3

I have just completed my peer-review of thee abstracts submitted to IACS3, the third conference of the International Association for Cognitive Semiotics, as one of several members of its Program Committee.

Link to Verdibørsen interview on tagging of wild animals

Here is the Verdibørsen program that aired February 7th featuring an interview with me on tagging of wild animals.

Monday, 12 February 2018

Meeting of Council for animal ethics attended

Today I have attended the meeting of Norway´s Council for animal ethics at the Veterinary institute, Oslo. Interesting, and things to learn, as last time... This time concerning fish behavior (Atlantic salmon), for one thing.

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Exam questions composed

I have just composed exam questions for the continuation home exam in MEE140.

Meeting in preparation of program area on subjectivity

Last week I attended a meeting with two colleagues in preparation of our program area application focusing on subjectivity. We particularly focused on external funding plans, but also other aspects.

To edit new/revised Ex.Phil. anthology

I have agreed with Universitetsforlaget that I will work to prepare a new, part revised and part expanded, version of their Ex.Phil. anthology for social studies. Chapter selection and writing of a new introduction must be in place within a few months.

Complaint grading done

A few days ago I graded 8 home exam papers in Examen Philosophicum in a round of complaint grading, along with an external grader.

Eli Glader´s video art exhibition "Vitner" opened

This Saturday, namely yesterday, Eli Glader´s video art exhibition "Vitner" [Witnesses] opened on Sølvberget Galleri, Stavanger, featuring a brochure with a text written by me ("Vitner"), and three lectures by me being held in February, March and April. I was present during the opening yesterday along with my family.

Ulvetider main book in book club Villmarksliv; thorough outline online

Our book Ulvetider is main book in the book club Villmarksliv now in early 2018, and I assume this is the pretext for a new and more throrough description of our book on the webpage of the Norwegian book clubs.

Draft of call for applications for PhD on welfare and prosperity

I have just finished drafting a call for applications for a doctorate scholarship on connections between welfare and prosperity, now awaiting feedback from key colleagues.

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Demography talk given at Domkirkens teologikafé, Kristiansand

Yesterday I gave a talk at Domkirkens teologikafé in Kristiansand doom church, entitled "Vær fryktbare og bli mange, fyll jorden og legg den under dere!" Some 20 people attended the event.

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Interview on radiocollaring of wild animals aired on NRK P2

Today an interview with me on radiocollaring of wild animals was recorded, and a few later it aired in NRK P2´s program Verdibørsen. The journalist was Mathias Nylenna. I was presented as Associate professor of philosophy at UiS and member of Norway´s Council for animal ethics.

STSM in progress; article disposition drafted

Since Monday this week I have been working with Mia Fernyhough as part of a Short-Term Scientific Mission that involves her research visit hosted by me at University of Stavanger. Along with three further collaborators we are working on a scientific article on the ethics of laying hen genetics. Today we completed a disposition.

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Exam questions composed

I have just, a bit on overtime, composed exam questions for the continuation exams - home exam plus Multiple Choice - in Examen Philosophicum at Department of social studies.

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Google Scholar: 272 citations

Some data has been added to my Google Scholar profile. On this last count, my work has been cited 272 times (+11 since December 19th). 2016 and 2017 are now tied with 61 citations in each year (in comparison I was cited 48 times in 2015 publications and 24 times in 2014 publications). 

My h-index remains 8 and my h10-index 7.

Search image article published in paginated version; final reference

My article on Jakob von Uexküll´s "search image" notion has been paginated and published in its final version (it was published online last autumn). The article, which is part of a special issue on code biology, is for a limited time freely available online. 

Final reference:

Tønnessen, Morten 2017 (online) / 2018 (print). The search image as a link between sensation, perception and action. BioSystems 164 (special issue on Code Biology edited by Marcello Barbieri and Jan-Hendrik Hofmeyr): 138–146. Published online November 4th 2017. DOI: 10.1016/j.biosystems.2017.10.016.

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Sick leave

I am sick and at home today and probably tomorrow too.