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Jan Kyrre Berg Friis

Jan Kyrre Berg Friis

Associate Professor

Primary fields of research

My philosophical research interests are within the science areas medical technologies, communication and diagnostication, and radiology and interpretation, with emphasis on hermeneutics and visual perception.

Teaching

I am course manager of theory of science and ethics for dentists (bachelor), cand.scient.san. (master), and molecular biomedicine (bachelor). I supervise bachelor, master and PhD students on topics in areas like philosophy of science, epistemology, philosophy of technology, STS, visual perception, philosophy of time, subjectivity and objectivity, interpretation/hermeneutics in medical practice.

Current research

Currently I am researching the problem of perception in medicine, communication and diagnostization, and radiology and interpretation.

Fields of interest

Science and technology studies, philosophy of science, perceptionstudies, hermeneutics and cognition.

Selected publications

  1. Published

    A Companion to the Philosophy of Technology

    Friis, J. K. B. O., Pedersen, S. A. & Hendricks, V. F., 2009, Chicester: Wiley-Blackwell. 592 p. (Blackwell companions to philosophy, Vol. 43).

    Research output: Book/ReportBookCommunication

  2. Published

    Evolutionary Theory: 5 Questions

    Oftedal, G. (ed.), Friis, J. K. B. O. (ed.), Rossel, P. J. H. (ed.) & Norup, M. S. (ed.), 2009, New York: Automatic Press. 260 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthologyResearch

  3. Published

    Thinking Time

    Friis, J. K. B. O., 2009, 1 ed. Saarbrücken, Deutschland: VDM Verlag Dr. Müller Aktiengesellschaft & C o. KG. 223 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

  4. Published

    The Real-Ideal Divide

    Olsen, J. K. B., 15 Dec 2008, In : Lyceum. 10, 1, 24 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  5. Published

    Becoming through technology

    Olsen, J. K. B., 2008, New waves in philosophy of technology. Olsen, J. K. B., Selinger, E. & Riis, S. (eds.). London & New York: St. Martin's Press

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterCommunication

  6. Published

    Er fremskridtet blot en myte?

    Olsen, J. K. B., 2008, Teknologi og virkelighed. Olsen, J. K. B. & Pedersen, S. A. (eds.). Århus: Forlaget Philosophia

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterEducation

  7. Published

    New waves in philosophy of technology

    Olsen, J. K. B. (ed.), Selinger, E. (ed.) & Riis, S. (ed.), 2008, London & New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthologyResearchpeer-review

  8. Published

    Philosophy of technology: 5 questions

    Olsen, J. K. B. (ed.) & Selinger, E. (ed.), 2008, New York: Automatic Press.

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthologyResearch

  9. Published

    Teknologi og virkelighed

    Olsen, J. K. B. (ed.) & Pedersen, S. A. (ed.), 2008, Århus: Forlaget Philosophia.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookEducation

  10. Celebrating Don Ihde: Review of Postphenomenology: A Critical Companion to Ihde by Evan Selinger

    Olsen, J. K. B., 2007, In : Janus Head (Print Edition). 9.2, p. 648-654 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReviewResearch

  11. Published

    Perception: Embodiment and Beyond

    Friis, J. K. B. O., 2010, In : Foundations of Science.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  12. Published

    Measure and the Measureless

    Friis, J. K. B., Jun 2013, In : Philosophy and Technology. 26, 2, p. 227-230 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  13. Published

    Hvad har hermeneutik at gøre med radiologisk praksis? Om kunsten at percipere virkeligheder indirekte

    Friis, J. K. B., Oct 2013, Nye spørgsmål om teknikken. Schiølin, K. & Riis, S. (eds.). Aarhus Universitetsforlag, p. 341-359 18 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  14. Published

    The Interpretative Value of Information

    Friis, J. K. B., 23 Jun 2016, The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Information. Floridi, L. (ed.). Oxford, UK: Routledge, p. 386-395 10 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  15. Published

    Gestalt descriptions embodiments and medical image interpretation

    Friis, J. K. B. O., May 2017, In : A I & Society. 32, 2, p. 209–218 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

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