University of Bergen
Department of Philosophy
Postboks 7805
5020 Bergen

Tel: +47 55 588 960
Fax: +47 55 589 651


I am a full professor at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Bergen and part of the Toppforsk-programme. My PhD is from the University of Bern (2005). I work on questions in the philosophy of science and the philosophy of logic, in particular, on causation, mechanistic constitution, and logical formalization. My publications include an introduction to the philosophy of causation entitled “Kausalitaet und kausales Schliessen” (2004) and numerous papers on causation, causal reasoning, regularity theories, interventionism, mechanistic constitution, non-reductive physicalism, epiphenomenalism, determinism, logical formalization, argument reconstruction/evaluation, modeling in the social sciences, QCA, and the slingshot argument.


  1. A conference on “Causation vs. Constitution: Loosening the Friction” will be held at the University of Bergen on December 3-4, 2018.
    Organizers: Michael Baumgartner, Lorenzo Casini (Geneva), Veli-Pekka Parkkinen.
    Invited speakers include: Frederick Eberhardt (CalTech), Jiji Zhang (Lingnan), Daniel Malinsky (Johns Hopkins), Bert Leuridan (Antwerp), Markus Eronen (Groningen), Alessio Moneta (Pisa), Beate Krickel (Bochum), Alexander Gebharter (Düsseldorf), Jens Harbecke (Witten), Maria Serban (Copenhagen).

  2. Version 2.0.0 of the cna R-package is now available on CRAN. While previous versions have only been capable of processing dichotomous variables, version 2.0.0 generalizes cna for multi-value and continuous variables whose values are interpreted as membership scores in fuzzy sets. A manuscript explaining the details of the new CNA algorithm can be found here.