Arne Johan Vetlesen

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Arne Johan Vetlesen (born 10 September 1960) is a Norwegian professor of philosophy at the University of Oslo, who concentrates on the topic of ethics and social philosophy.

He took the cand.mag. (similar to BA) degree in sociology and anthropology, before studying at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main from 1985 to 1990. He took the dr.philos. degree at the University of Oslo in 1993. Before becoming a full professor at the University of Oslo in 1998, Vetlesen worked as a research fellow and associate professor.[1] He is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.[2]

His books in English include Evil and Human Agency (2005), Perception, Empathy, and Judgment (1994), and Closeness (1997).


  1. ^ Knut Olav Åmås, ed. (2008). Hvem er hvem?. Oslo: Aschehoug. pp. 622–623. ISBN 978-82-03-23561-0. 
  2. ^ "Gruppe 3: Idéfag" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. Retrieved 28 October 2009.