Finnur Dellsén

Welcome!

I am a philosopher specializing in philosophy of science and epistemology. I recently started as associate professor of philosophy at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (Høgskolen i Innlandet). Previously, I was Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University College Dublin's School of Philosophy, as part of the project When Experts Disagree. I completed my Ph.D. in philosophy at UNC Chapel Hill under the supervision of Marc Lange, Matt Kotzen, and John T. Roberts. Before Chapel Hill, I earned a B.A. in philosophy (while also studying some math and logic) at the University of Iceland and the University of Gothenburg.


News

  • Paper accepted for presentation at the Central APA 2018 [Aug 24, 2017]
    • I will be presenting my paper "Generation-Bias Implies Evaluation-Bias" at the annual meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Central Division, on February 21-24, 2018.
  • Co-authored paper (with N. Sharadin) accepted at JAPA [July 29th, 2017]
    • Nathaniel Sharadin and I just had our paper "The Beliefs and Intentions of Buridan's Ass" accepted at the Journal of the American Philosophical Association. Penultimate draft available here.
  • Starting this fall as associate professor at INN University
    • I'm delighted to announce that I have accepted a position as associate professor of philosophy at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences in Lillehammer (formerly Lillehammer University College), starting this fall.
  • Paper accepted at Philosophical Studies [May 17th, 2017]
    • My paper "The Heuristic Conception of Inference to the Best Explanation" has been accepted for publication in Philosophical Studies. Penultimate draft available here.
  • Presentation accepted for presentation at the BSPS Annual Meeting [Apr 24, 2017]
    • My paper "Beyond Explanation: Understanding as Mental Modeling" has been accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the British Society for Philosophy of Science, in Edinburgh on July 13-14.
  • Paper accepted at Analysis [Mar 16, 2017]
    • My paper "Abductively Robust Inference" has been accepted for publication at Analysis. Penultimate draft available here.
  • Paper accepted at Synthese [Mar 3, 2017]
    • My paper "Deductive Cogency, Understanding, and Acceptance" has been accepted for publication at Synthese. Penultimate draft available here.
  • Presentation accepted for presentation at the ECAP9 [Feb 15, 2017]
    • I will give a paper called "Beyond Explanation: Understanding as Mental Modeling" at the 9th European Congress for Analytic Philosophy, in Munich (Germany) on August 21-26.
  • Paper accepted at the Australasian Journal of Philosophy [Feb 14, 2017]
    • My paper "When Expert Disagreement Supports the Consensus" has now been accepted at the Australasian Journal of Philosophy. Preprint available here.
  • New publication [Jan 4, 2017]
    • My Paper "Reactionary Responses to the Bad Lot Objection" was just accepted at Studies in History and Philosophy of Science.
    • [Update, Feb 8:] The paper has now been published here.
  • New year, new website [Jan 3, 2017]


Upcoming Events

  • October 6-7, 2017:
    • Who's Got the Power? University of Iceland, Reykjavik.
    • I will present my paper "Generation-Bias Implies Evaluation-Bias".
  • February 21-24, 2018:
    • Central APA in Chicago.
    • I will present my paper "Generation-Bias Implies Evaluation-Bias".
  • March 22-23, 2018:
    • Workshop at the University of Innsbruck, Austria.
    • I will give a paper about Catherine Elgin's forthcoming book True Enough.