Dr Ole Koksvik

Research Fellow
Department of Philosophy, University of Bergen

Ole Koksvik

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.

The views expressed on this page, and in my various writings, are my own. They're not those of my employer.

Picture credit: Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa.


Workshop on the Rational Role of Cognitive Phenomenology

'The Phenomenology of Intuition' has appeared in Philosophy Compass. It's open access.

I discussed what Epistemic Injustice Tells Us about Benefiting from Injustice' at CSMPT, at the ANU, on October 24.


Intuition as Conscious Experience. Under contract with Routledge.

Published and Forthcoming Papers

Forthcoming. 'Intuition: A Brief Introduction'.
local file Methods in Analytic Philosophy, ed. J Horvath. Bloomsbury.

2017. 'The Phenomenology of Intuition'.
local file Philosophy Compass 12(1).

2015. 'Phenomenal Contrast: A Critique'.
local file American Philosophical Quarterly 52(4): 321–334.

2014. 'Three Models of Phenomenal Unity'.
local file Journal of Consciousness Studies 21: 105–131.

2014. 'Aspects of Phenomenal Unity'.
local file Journal of Consciousness Studies 21: 6–12.

2013. 'Intuition and Conscious Reasoning'.
local file Philosophical Quarterly 63: 709 – 715.

2010. 'Metaphysics of Consciousness'.
local file In A Companion to Philosophy in Australia and New Zealand.

2007. 'Conservation of Energy is Relevant to Physicalism'.
local file Dialectica 6: 573 – 582.

Papers Under Review

Benefiting from Epistemic Injustice'
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'Profiting from Poverty' (with the late Professor Øverland)
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'Phenomenal Contrast Arguments Still Fail'
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Papers In Progress

'Against Practice Dependence' (with Dr Southwood)

'Intuition, Belief, and Rational Criticisability'
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'Phenomenology of Objectivity Explains Transparency'

'Against the Leibnizian View of Phenomenal Unity'

'Liberalism about Intuitional Experience'

'Killer Beliefs, Dispositions, and Justification' (with Dr Simon)

'Conscious Belief' (with Dr Tang)

Recent and Upcoming Talks

April, 2017. 'Benefiting from Epistemic Injustice'
University of Tasmania.

Oct 24, 2016. 'What Epistemic Injustice Tells Us about Benefiting from Injustice'
CMSPT, the Australian National University.

May 26-27, 2016. 'Benefiting from Epistemic Injustice'
"Workshop on Benefiting from injustice' CSMN, University of Oslo.

November 20 2015. 'From Perception to Intuition via Phenomenology'.
Centre for Logic, Language, and Mind, University of Stockholm.

May 28 2015. 'Profiting from Poverty'.
Responding to Global Poverty Workshop, CSMN, University of Oslo.

February 27 2015. 'Profiting from Poverty'.
University of Tasmania

November 19 2014. 'Liberalism about Intuition'.
University of Copenhagen.

August 29, 2014. 'Killer Beliefs, Dispositions, and Justification'.
Workshop on First-Person Data.
March 6, 2014. 'Answering the Absent-Experience Challenge to Intuition'.
Monash University.
March 11, 2014. 'Three Models of Phenomenal Unity'.
The Australian National University.


I've written a guide to preparing your thesis with LaTeX. It includes all the files you need to create the a very nice-looking thesis.

I've also written a guide to giving a talk in philosophy.

Doctoral Dissertation

2012. The Australian National University. Intuition
précis local file
Accepted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy with no revisions.

Masters Thesis

2007. Monash University. In Defence of Interactionism
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       Ole Koksvik | Department of Philosophy | University of Bergen | Pb 7805| 5020 Bergen, Norway | (+47) 5558 2581