Researcher Profile

Åsa Wikforss

Program Leader
Professor of Theoretical Philosophy
Department of Philosophy
Stockholm University

Åsa Wikforss is professor of Theoretical Philosophy at Stockholm University with a PhD from Columbia University, New York. She does research in the intersection of philosophy of mind, language, and epistemology and has published widely in this area. She is a member of several international research networks and research councils, and was recently elected a member of the Royal Academy of Science, as well as the Swedish Academy.
She participates frequently in the public debate in Sweden, frequently appearing in the media, and is rapidly gaining recognition as a public intellectual in the wider European context.
In 2017 she published a popular book on the topic of knowledge resistance, ‘Alternativa fakta. Om kunskapen och dess fiender’. The book has been translated into over ten languages.
Presently Åsa Wikforss is working on a book on democracy titled 'Därför demokrati. Om kunskapen och folkstyret.'

Selected Publications

2019. ’Critical Thinking in the Post-Truth Era’, forthcoming in Misinformation, ‘Quackery’, and ‘Fake News’ in Education, eds. P. Kendeou, D. H. Robinson, & M. McCrudden. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

2018. “Reasons for Belief and Normativity” (with Kathrin Glüer), Oxford Handbook of Reasons and Normativity, ed. Daniel Star, Oxford: OUP.

2016. “Incomplete understanding of Concepts”, Oxford Handbooks Online.