Media

Photo: NRK/Holberg Foundation

Videos of talks & interviews

February 12, 2020: Hringbraut

  • A television interview at an Icelandic tv station called Hringbraut, with Guðrún Hálfdánardóttir and Linda Blöndal. Watch here.

December 3, 2019: "Að treysta sérfræðingum: Hvar, hvenær og hvers vegna?"

  • A talk at the University of Iceland in celebration of winning the Motivation Award for Young Researchers awarded by the Science and Technology Council of Iceland. Watch here.

November 9, 2019: The Nils Klim Conversation

  • An hour-long television interview for Norwegian state TV (NRK) in connection with the Nils Klim Prize, conducted by philosopher Ole Hjortland. Watch here. A transcript, translated into Norwegian, is available here.

June 5, 2019: Holberg and Nils Klim Prize Award Ceremony

  • The award ceremony for the Holberg Prize and the Nils Klim Prize for 2019. This includes my acceptance speech. Watch here.

June 4, 2019: The Holberg Evening

June 3, 2019: "Why Trust a Scientist?"

  • A talk delivered to the Nils Klim Seminar in celebration of winning the Nils Klim Prize for Nordic scholars under the age of 35. Watch here

January 27, 2017: "When Expert Disagreement Supports the Consensus"

  • A talk at a workshop on disagreement in science hosted by the project When Experts Disagree (WEXD). Unfortunately the audio quality is not great, so it might be better to read the paper. Watch here.


Other media appearances

April 24, 2021, RÚV, Rás 1 (Orðin sem við skiljum ekki)

  • Interview about philosophical aspects of climate change. Listen here.

February 24, 2021, Fréttablaðið

  • Op-ed (co-authored with Eyja Margrét Brynjarsdóttir, Hlynur Orri Stefánsson, Sigurður Kristinsson and Vilhjálmur Árnason) in Iceland's most widely read newspaper on n how to discuss the ethics of COVID-19. Read here.

February 15, 2021, RÚV, Rás 1 (Morgunútvarpið)

  • Interview about public discussions of a proposed COVID-19 vaccination research project. Listen here.

February 9, 2021, Fréttablaðið

  • Op-ed (co-authored with Eyja Margrét Brynjarsdóttir, Hlynur Orri Stefánsson, Sigurður Kristinsson and Vilhjálmur Árnason) in Iceland's most widely read newspaper on a proposed COVID-19 vaccination research project. Read here.

January 13, 2021, RÚV, Rás 1 (Lestin)

  • Interview/debate about social media, free speech and censoring. Listen here.

December 27, 2020, RÚV, Rás 1 (Svona er þetta)

  • Interview about philosophy of science and the COVID-19 pandemic. Listen here.

June 17, 2020, RÚV, Rás 1 (Þjóðhátíðardagskrá)

  • The National Day Address (Þjóðhátíðarpistill), about the value of science and values in science. Listen here.

June 2, 2020, RÚV, Rás 1 (Mannlegi þátturinn)

  • Interview about books (philosophical and otherwise) that have influenced me. Listen here.

April 28, 2020: RÚV, Rás 1 (Lestin)

  • Interview about fake news in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic. Listen here.

February 7, 2020: RÚV, Rás 1 (Spegillinn)

  • Interview about different types of fake news. Listen here.

February 6, 2020: RÚV, Rás 1 (Samfélagið)

  • Interview about fake news and pseudoscience. Listen here.

December 31, 2019: Kjarninn (website)

  • Interview about my career and recent research on expertise and scientific reasoning, Read here.

November 29, 2019: RÚV, Rás 1 (Samfélagið)

  • Interview about trusting experts, the new media and other related topics in social epistemology. Listen here.

November 12, 2019: RÚV, Rás 1 (Morgunvaktin)

  • Another interview about expertise and trust, with an emphasis on why we ought to trust climate scientists. Listen here.

June, 2019: Byltíngur (magazine)

  • Interview about my career and research, for a magazine run by philosophy students at the University of Iceland. Read here.

March 27, 2019: Hugvarp (podcast)

  • Interview about my research so far, especially in epistemology and philosophy of science. Listen here.

March 20, 2019: RÚV, Rás 1

  • Interview about the Nils Klim prize, philosophical research, and other things. Listen here.

September, 2018: Forskerforum

  • 4-page interview about my research on disagreement in science and a variety of other things. Read here.

July 7, 2018: Khrono.no

  • Interview about my career so far, receiving the Lauener Prize, and the importance of philosophy. Read here.

March 6, 2017: RÚV, Rás 1 (National Broadcasting Service, Channel 1)

Interview about talk on epistemic autonomy and thinking things through for oneself. Listen here.

February 29, 2016: RÚV, Rás 1 (National Broadcasting Service, Channel 1)

  • Interview about what Icelandic will (and should) be like in 2050. [No link available!]

July 30, 2015: RÚV, Rás 1 (National Broadcasting Service, Channel 1)

  • Interview about critical thinking in science and the social dimensions of scientific research. Listen here.

April 5, 2015: RÚV, Rás 2 (National Broadcasting Service, Channel 1)

  • Interview about philosophical issues in research in string theory. Listen here.