Knowledge Resistance

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 on a variety of topics in the area. She is a member of several international research networks and research councils,was the head of an international inter-disciplinary ESF-program on communication 2011-2014, and she was recently elected to The Royal Academy of Science. She participates frequently in the public debate in Sweden, both in print and on TV and radio, and in 2017 she published a popular book on the topic of knowledge resistance, ‘Alternativa fakta. Om kunskapen och dess fiender’.

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.