- Head, Ereignis Center for Philosophy and the Arts;
- PhDs in Philosophy (EGS, 2017) and Cultural Theory (Roehampton, 2012);
- MA from University of Minnesota (1997);
- Author of Dressage and illusio: sport, nation and the new global body, a meditation on sports, psycho-analysis and cultural theory (get it here from Amazon.com);
- Writes on temporality, movies, and Gelassenheit for international peer-reviewed journals (see also this blog post);
- Currently working on a study on perversion and how to overcome it.
Appraisal, the journal of the British Personalist Forum, recently published my article on two films by Ingmar Bergman with questions of anxiety, alienation, and creativity. When the main character of Hour of the Wolf pursues his art at the expense of his romantic relationship is his calling a liberating or demonic force? More: British Personalist …
Vernon Press recently published my essay discussing Norwegian playwright Jon Fosse‘s notion of the immanent writer in relation to film (A Clockwork Orange and Naked) in a collection edited by Simon Smith and Anna Castriota: Looking at the Sun: New Writings in Modern Personalism. Get a 10% discount on the volume by using code 10PCAGNODH on …
We have now posted these two video essays on the Ereignis web-site: To Alain Badiou salvation and redemption are meaningful terms to us even today. Badiou reads Ludwig Wittgenstein and Martin Heidegger to throw light on salvation as an event that allows reality to enter into our world. Friedrich Nietzsche was against democracy and against egalitarianism, …
Life’s ugliness must be torn to pieces
Until beauty — totality can grow from its soil.
Thus we are two, my poem and I: a claw,
The two of us, one will.
From Elmer Diktonius, “Jaguaren” (in Hårda Sånger, 1922)
- The Munch Museum in Oslo;
- Arts & Letters Daily, a portal to current writing on art and philosophy run by The Chronicle of Higher Education, founded by Dennis Dutton;
- Film philosophy (entry in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy);
- Minerva (in Norwegian);
- Philosophy Now;
- The YouTube channel of Ereignis Center for Philosophy and the Arts;
- The Point Magazine;
- Bernt Olufsen’s blog I Media (in Norwegian).