Professor Åsa Wikforss elected member of Swedish Academy
Professor Åsa Wikforss elected member of Swedish Academy
 

Åsa Wikforss succeeds Sara Danius, also professor at Stockholm University, on Chair Number 7.

Professor Wikforss’s research explores the philosophy of language and mind, and epistemology. In 2017, she published a book on the now infamous notion of “alternative facts”, entitled Alternativa fakta – om kunskapen och dess fiender, which focuses on the phenomenon of “knowledge resistance”. 

Professor Wikforss will be formally admitted at the Academy’s Annual Grand Ceremony on 20 December.

You can see a short talk by Professor Wikforss on "Fact Resistance" here: https://vimeo.com/232815833

More information: https://www.svenskaakademien.se/en/press/swedish-academy-elects-new-member