Welcome to the new Arne Naess students!
SUM is happy to announce that three master's students have been granted the Arne Naess stipend for 2018.
Andrea Owe, Margrethe Voll Storaas and Martin Nyberg are the new Arne Naess stipend students.
The three students will work on philosophical, ethical and legal dimensions of socio-environmental challenges of our time.
The students will also contribute to the Arne Naess Symposium, which will take place on 24 - 25 October 2018.
The Arne Naess stipends are part of the Arne Naess Programme on Global Justice and the Environment and are designed to animate the humanist research on development and the environment at SUM.
Three projects on ecophilosophy
Margrethe Voll Storaas is enrolled in the master's programme at SUM and has previously studied international relations.
In her master's thesis she will look at the ethical sides of efforts to criminalise mass damage and destruction of the Earth. In this work, she aims to use theories from the philosophies of law and environment, including Arne Naess' ecophilosophy.
Martin Nyberg is a master's student of philosophy at UiO with a particular interest for German philosophy.
In his master's thesis he will study the work of the German-born American Jewish philosopher Hans Jonas (1903-1993). He will do a normative reading of the first work published by Jonas, with a focus on environmental virtue ethics.
Andrea Owe is enrolled in the master's programme at SUM and has previously studied music, fine arts, art history and environmental studies.
In her master's thesis she will attempt to establish an ethical foundation for long-term sustainability of the human race in outer space. She hopes to conduct interviews with inventive people in the field of future space activities, such as Tesla entrepreneur Elon Musk.