University of Bergen
Department of Philosophy
Postboks 7805
5020 Bergen

Tel: +47 55 588 960
Fax: +47 55 589 651


I am a full professor at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Bergen and part of the Toppforsk-programme. My PhD is from the University of Bern (2005). I work on questions in the philosophy of science and the philosophy of logic, in particular, on causation, mechanistic constitution, and logical formalization. My publications include an introduction to the philosophy of causation entitled “Kausalitaet und kausales Schliessen” (2004) and numerous papers on causation, causal reasoning, regularity theories, Coincidence Analysis (CNA), interventionism, mechanistic constitution, non-reductive physicalism, epiphenomenalism, determinism, logical formalization, argument reconstruction/evaluation, modeling in the social sciences, QCA, and the slingshot argument.


  1. Upcoming CNA training in Prague: We will hold a 4-day training seminar introducing to causal modeling with CNA in Prague from May 15-18, 2023. For more information see here.

  2. New geoconfiguational application of CNA: Rich JA, Miech EJ, Semenza DC, Corbin TJ. (2022), How combinations of state firearm laws link to low firearm suicide and homicide rates: A configurational analysis, Preventive Medicine, doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2022.107262.

  3. CNA introduced to medical informatics: Womack DM, Miech EJ, Fox NJ, Silvey LC, Somerville AM, Eldredge DH, Steege LM. (2022), Coincidence Analysis: A Novel Approach to Modeling Nurses’ Workplace Experience, Applied Clinical Informatics, (4):794-802. doi: 10.1055/s-0042-1756368.

  4. A new mixed-methods protocol involving CNA: Sperber NR, Cragun D, Roberts MC, Bendz LM, Ince P, Gonzales S, Haga SB, Wu RR, Petry NJ, Ramsey L, Uber R. (2022), A Mixed-Methods Protocol to Identify Best Practices for Implementing Pharmacogenetic Testing in Clinical Settings, Journal of Personalized Medicine, 12(8):1313. doi: 10.3390/jpm12081313.

  5. Software Update: Version 3.4.0 of the R package cna published on CRAN.

  6. New CNA application: Gwayi-Chore, MC., Aruldas, K., Avokpaho, E. et al. (2022), Defining optimal implementation packages for delivering community-wide mass drug administration for soil-transmitted helminths with high coverage. BMC Health Serv Res 22, 792. doi: 10.1186/s12913-022-08080-5