Atle Ottesen Søvik, PhD

Professor

Systematic Theology

Special fields:

  • Philosophy of religion
  • The existence of God
  • The problem of evil
  • Free will
Office: 325B

Presentation

My research areas are to a large extent the classical questions in analytic philosophy of religion: The existence of God, the problem of evil, theology and science, etc. I have an interdisciplinary approach, including physics, neuroscience and evolutionary biology. Currently, I am interested in the topics of responsibility, time and consciousness/thinking.

Publications

Oversikt over samlet produksjon (cristin.no)

Newest scientific publications

  • Søvik, A. O. (2017). Can theism be debunked by philosophical reflection grounded in the findings of CSR?. Studia Theologica, 71, s. 199 - 208. ISSN: 0039-338X
  • Søvik, A. O. (2016). Free Will, Causality and the Self. Walter de Gruyter. ISBN: 978-3-11-047431-2
  • Søvik, A. O. (2016). A Theoretical Framework for Talking Seriously about God. Talking Seriously About God : Philosophy of Religion in the Dispute between Theism and Atheism, s. 55 - 76. LIT Verlag. ISBN: 978-3-643-90741-7
  • (2016). Talking Seriously About God : Philosophy of Religion in the Dispute between Theism and Atheism. LIT Verlag. ISBN: 978-3-643-90741-7
  • Søvik, A. O. & Eikrem, A. (2015). A critique of Samuel Shearn's moral critique of theodicies. Religious Studies: An International Journal for the Philosophy of Religion, 51(2), s. 261 - 270. ISSN: 0034-4125
  • Søvik, A. O. (2015). Om forskjellen på dyr og mennesker i lys av evolusjonen. Teologisk Tidsskrift, 4(3), s. 253 - 261. ISSN: 1893-0263
  • Søvik, A. O. (2014). No confusion in my solution - reply to Sebastian Rehnman. Theofilos, 6(3), s. 445 - 449. ISSN: 1893-7969
  • Søvik, A. O. & Eikrem, A. (2014). Avoiding the Free Will Offense. Theofilos, 6(2), s. 318 - 323. ISSN: 1893-7969
  • Søvik, A. O. (2013). Likkledet i Torino : en kritisk vurdering. Teologisk Tidsskrift, 2(3), s. 266 - 294. ISSN: 1893-0263
  • Søvik, A. O. & Davidsen, B. A. (2013). Eksisterer Gud : en drøfting av argumenter for og mot. Cappelen Damm Akademisk. ISBN: 978-82-02-41793-2

Education and professional practice

1999Religionshistorie grunnfag, UiO
2000Engelsk grunnfag, UiB
2002 - 2005Timelærer MF
2002Kristendom hovedfag, MF
2003Idehistorie grunnfag, UiO
2004Kandidatstipend, MF
2005 - 2009Stipendiat MF
2010Delemner filosofi, UiO
2010 - 2013Postdoktor, MF

Positions

2000Redaktør Mellom Søsken
2013Studiedekan
2016Styremedlem Norgesuniversitetet