Centre for Practical Knowledge
Anders Lindseth is in Norway Professor Emeritus for practical philosophy at the Centre for Practical Knowledge, Nord University, where he was full professor from 2001 to 2013. In Sweden he was a guest professor for practical knowledge at the School of Design and Crafts, Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts, Gothenburg University (2008-2016). From 1974 until 1987, he was a teacher of philosophy at the Universities of Oslo and Tromsø, Norway. In this period, he was also a DAAD-scholar (1976-1979) at the University of Tübingen and in 1981, a research scholar at the University of Vienna. In 1987, he became assistant professor at the Institute for Philosophy, University of Tromsø. In 1989, he became associate professor and in 2000, full professor at the Department for Health Care Research, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tromsø, where he was teaching and researching until he went back to his home town in Bodø and Nord University in 2001. After retirement he moved to Munich where he is living with his German wife; two sons have left home. From 2016 to 2018, he was teaching ethics and philosophy of education at Hochschule für Philosophie in Munich. Since 2017, he has been teaching philosophical practice at Vienna University. Lindseth has experience as a lecturer and supervisor for master and PhD students.
In 1989, he opened a Philosophical Practice in Tromsø and he is now offering such practice/ counselling in Munich. From 1993 to 2017, he was a member of the board of the International Society for Philosophical Practice (ISPP) with seat in Germany and in 2018, he became leader of the scientific board of ISPP. Since 1997, he has been participating as practical philosopher at the annual International Meetings on the Treatment of Psychosis – a network meeting of psychiatric crisis teams from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, England, USA and Australia. In March 2019, he became honorary member of the Cuban Psychiatric Society. Since 1971, Lindseth is a meditation teacher of the Norwegian Acem-School of Meditation.
Lindseth has taken part in research projects in the fields of philosophy and health care, and he has been a member of committees appointed by the Norwegian government. He has been lecturing at conferences in many countries. His main fields of interest are ethics, especially relational and health care ethics, philosophy of practice, philosophy of science, especially the philosophy of the human sciences, hermeneutics and phenomenology, practical knowledge and methodology. He has published articles and books in Norwegian, German and English. 2005 he published Zur Sache der Philosophischen Praxis – Philosophieren in Gesprächen mit ratsuchenden Menschen, Verlag Karl Alber, Freiburg/München.