Fredrik Andersen

Faculty of Health and Welfare
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Associate Professor
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Academic interests

generally interested, mainly working on philosophy of science, philosophy of physics, and ethics. Focus on scientific realism, space-time theory, liberty and freedom. 

Courses taught


worked as social educator in relation to substance abuse, people with disabilities, orphans. Ba social educator from HIOF, Ba and Ma philosophy from University of Tromsø, Phd Philosophy from norwegian university for life science.






  • Andersen, Fredrik; Anjum, Rani Lill & Rocca, Elena (2019). Philosophical bias is the one bias that science cannot avoid. eLIFE.  ISSN 2050-084X. . doi: 10.7554/eLife.44929 Show summary
  • Anjum, Rani Lill; Mumford, Stephen D & Andersen, Fredrik (2018). Causation: Causation and quantum mechanics, In Rani Lill Anjum & Stephen D Mumford (ed.),  What tends to be : The philosophy of dispositional modality.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-1-138-541979.  Kapittel 4.  s 64 - 82
  • Rocca, Elena & Andersen, Fredrik (2017). How biological background assumptions influence scientific risk evaluation of stacked genetically modified plants: an analysis of research hypotheses and argumentations. Life Sciences, Society and Policy.  ISSN 2195-7819.  13(11) . doi: 10.1186/s40504-017-0057-7 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Andersen, Fredrik & Jonas Becker, Arenhart (2016). Metaphysics within science: Against radical naturalism. Metaphilosophy.  ISSN 0026-1068.  47(2), s 159- 180 . doi: 10.1111/meta.12175 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Andersen, Fredrik; Mathisen, Øyvind & olsen, morten (2004). Utagering og jobbtilfredshet. Diskriminanten.  ISSN 0801-0536.  1 og 2, s 35- 42

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  • Andersen, Fredrik (2019). Styres vi av fysikkens lover eller av fri vilje?. Fredriksstad Blad.
  • Andersen, Fredrik (2019, 22. oktober). Vern, frigjøring og bruk av av egen vilje. [Internett].  eksistenspodden.
  • Andersen, Fredrik & Dechsling, Anders (2019). Nudging, bør vi egentlig drive med det?.
  • Anjum, Rani Lill; Rocca, Elena & Andersen, Fredrik (2018). What is Philosophical Bias in Science.
  • Rocca, Elena & Andersen, Fredrik (2016). Same evidence, different assessment: role of primary suppositions in the scientific discernment of risk..
  • Andersen, Fredrik (2013). Philosophy in physics.
  • Andersen, Fredrik (2013). Physical postulates and primitive metaphysical notions.
  • Andersen, Fredrik (2013). some things must stay, metaphysics within science.
  • Rocca, Elena & Andersen, Fredrik (2013). Of mice and men Do animal models inform us about human conditions?.
  • Andersen, Fredrik (2012). Towards a Unified Metaphysical Framework for Physics. Show summary
  • Andersen, Fredrik (2011). From phenomenon to science.

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