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Conrad Bakka (photo: Niklas Björling)


Conrad Bakka obtained his M.A. in philosophy from the University of Oslo in 2016, with a thesis on metanormativity and error theory. He has been employed as a PhD student at Stockholm University since September 2016.

Philosophical interests: Normativity, metanormativity, ethics, metaethics, axiology, rationality, practical reasoning, epistemology.


The overarching goal of my research will be to investigate the prospects of a theory of normativity that holds all (or almost all) our normative judgements to be false, viz. a metanormative error theory. Can we even make good sense of such a theory? And if so, to what extent is the resulting view a plausible metanormative theory when viewed in relation to its main competitors?

Supervisors: Jonas Olson and Björn Eriksson