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  • AI agents can learn to communicate effectively

    [15 Jul 2020] A multi-disciplinary team of researchers from Chalmers and University of Gothenburg has developed a framework to study how language evolves as an effective tool for describing mental concepts. In a new paper, they show that artificial agents can learn how to communicate in an artificial language similar to human language. The results have been published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE.

  • Public defence of Mehdi Ghanimifard's doctoral thesis

    [18 May 2020] Cordially welcome to the public defence of Mehdi Ghanimifard's doctoral thesis that he will defend on Wednesday 27 May, at 15.15 online via Zoom. The title is Why the pond is not outside the frog? Grounding in contextual representations by neural language models.

  • Philosophers assist the Swedish government with guidelines for intensive care

    [26 Mar 2020] Researchers in practical philosophy at the University of Gothenburg assist the National Board of Health and Welfare in formulating new guidelines for prioritization and rationing of healthcare resources, to prepare for the possible consequences of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Christian Munthe and Erik Malmqvist contribute in several ways with expertise on public health ethics and healthcare ethics.

  • New findings on the origin of the sciences of our consciousness

    [28 Jan 2020] The big humanities research programme Representation and Reality sheds new light on how knowledge about our consciousness has evolved from antiquity through to the present day. For seven years, 19 researchers have studied how Aristotle¿s theories about human perception and cognition were developed during the Middle Ages and right up until the present day. They are now concluding this collaboration with a final report and concluding conference in Gothenburg.

  • New routines for Students at the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science

    [15 Jan 2020] We have new routines for Students at the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science concerning where and when to pick up your exams. There is no Student Affairs Office any longer.

  • Forgiveness as a gift - good for both the forgiven and the forgiver

    [19 Dec 2019] For many people, the winter holidays are a time for giving gifts, for generosity and charity. Have you ever heard of that forgiveness can be a gift? And that it is good for both the forgiven and the forgiver.

  • Money: What Is It? How Should It Function?

    [9 Oct 2019] The Financial Ethics Group is co-organizing a conference on the nature of money at University of Groningen, 1-2 November 2019.

  • New Special Journal Issue on the Ethics of Antibiotic Resistance

    [27 Aug 2019] CARe fellows Christian Munthe, Nils Nijsingh, Karl de Fine Licht and Joakim Larsson are the joint editors of a new special issue of the research journal Bioethics on the theme of the ethics of antibiotic resistance. The issue features 8 original contributions by leading scholars from philosophy, politics, law, medicine and social science.

  • Nordic Workshop in Early Modern Philosophy

    [20 Aug 2019] The 12th Nordic Workshop in Early Modern Philosophy on August 21-22 is hosted by the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics, and Theory of Science at University of Gothenburg in August. Venue: T219 at Olof Wijksgatan 6. Welcome!

  • Making a Career out of Philosophy

    [23 May 2019] Pursuing a career as a philosopher may not be the easiest task in this day and age but it led Robert Hartman halfway across the world, from his home in the USA to Sweden, and the University of Gothenburg. Here he has worked as a postdoctoral research fellow on the Lund Gothenburg Responsibility Project. ¿It¿s a great project that allows me to work with many of my heroes in philosophy.¿

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