Åsa Wikforss

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Åsa Wikforss
Åsa Wikforss
Åsa Wikforss at the Gothenburg City Theatre in 2019
Born (1961-07-25) 25 July 1961 (age 60)
Gothenburg, Sweden
OccupationProfessor of Philosophy
Notable work
Alternativa fakta. Om kunskapen och dess fiender
(Alternative facts. On knowledge and its enemies.)

Åsa Wikforss (born 25 July 1961) is a professor of theoretical philosophy at Stockholm University, and a member of the Swedish Academy.

Wikforss does research in the intersection of philosophy of mind, language and epistemology and has published widely on a variety of topics in the area. She is a member of several international research networks and research councils and was elected to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. In September 2017 she published Alternativa fakta. Om kunskapen och dess fiender (Alternative facts. On knowledge and its enemies), a book that has had a great impact in Sweden. During 2018 she has had over a hundred public appearances, speaking about knowledge and knowledge-resistance, in Sweden and beyond. She participates frequently in the public debate in Sweden, in print as well as on TV and radio.[1][2][3]

On 9 May 2019 she was elected as a member of Swedish Academy, to succeed Sara Danius on seat 7. She was formally inducted on 20 December 2019.[4]


  1. ^ "Åsa Wikforss". Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona. CCCB. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Sveriges första kvinnliga docent i teoretisk filosofi". forskning.se (in Swedish). 28 May 2002. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Professor Åsa Wikforss". www2.philosophy.su.se. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Wikforss om Danius: "Hon ville inte avguda utan avkoda"" (in Swedish). Sveriges Television. 20 December 2019. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
Cultural offices
Preceded by Swedish Academy,
Seat No.7

Succeeded by
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