NM i filosofi 2011/12 – Oppgaver og resultater


  1. It is not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it. Life is long enough, and a sufficiently generous amount has been given to us for the highest achievements if it were all well invested. [...] life is long if you know how to use it. [...]  I cannot doubt the truth of that oracular remark of the greatest of poets: “It is a small part of life we really live.” Indeed, all the rest is not life but merely time.
    Seneca, On the shortness of life
  2. Experiences are impressions made by the world on our senses, products of receptivity; but those impressions themselves already have conceptual content.
    John McDowell, Mind and World, 1994
  3. Each person possesses an inviolability founded on justice that even the welfare of society as a whole cannot override.
    John Rawls, A theory of Justice (1971/1975/1999), p. 3
  4. Is the person identical with its body? The mind is somehow nothing but a physical phenomenon. In short, the mind is the brain.
    Daniel Dennett: Consciousness Explained (The Penguin Press, 1991)
    Mental states have an irreducibly subjective ontology. (...) The relation of mental states to behavior is purely contingent.
    John Searle: The Rediscovery of the Mind (MIT Press,1992: 19; 23).
  5. All speech about God are projections of the human spirit (Feuerbach). All speech about man are reflections on the the reality of God (Augustine). Feuerbach doubts God. Augustine doubts man. Feuerbach wanted to enquire how on earth we could picture God as a person. Augustine wanted to enquire how on earth we could picture man as a person.
    Trond Berg Eriksen: Augustin. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget, 2000: 185 (translation by Thor Steinar Grødal)

Instructions for the students

The criteria of evaluation are: relevance to the topic, philosophical understanding of the topic, persuasive power of argumentation, coherence, and originality.

So, in answering the questions, participants to the essay competition are expected to:

Resultater / Medaljevinnere

Poengsummene er gjennomsnitt etter fire evalueringer. Maksimal poengsum: 10. For evalueringskriterier, se nederst. Klikk på navnene for å lese essayene.

Historie og filosofi-lærere for medaljevinnerne er henholdsvis: Jarleiv Hauge, Stavanger Katedralskole; Ewa Siarkieicz-Bivand, Bergen Handelsgymnasium; Ole Andreas Pettersen, Oslo Handelsgymnasium.

Assessment criteria for IPO philosophical essay contest

For each criterion judges award the candidate 0, 0.5, 1, 1.5 or 2 points.

A – Relevance to the topic

How well has the candidate understood the specific demands of the question? To what extent does the candidate provide relevant supporting material? To what extent does the candidate provide appropriate examples?

B – Philosophical understanding of the topic

To what extent does the candidate demonstrate knowledge of philosophical issues? How well has the candidate understood philosophical arguments and concepts?

C – Persuasive power of argumentation

How compelling and subtle is the development of the argument?

D – Coherence

Does the candidate develop the argument in a coherent way?

E – Originality

To what extent does the candidate express a relevant personal response?

Tilbake til Internasjonal filosofiolympiade til Norge i 2012

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