Åsa Wikforss, Keynote Speaker 2019
Åsa Wikforss is professor of theoretical philosophy at Stockholm University. She specializes in the theory of knowledge and the philosophy of language and publishes widely in international research journals. She is a member of several research councils, is part of AcademiaNet – Expert Database of Outstanding Female Academics, and she was recently elected a member of the Royal Academy of Science, Sweden. In 2017 she published a popular book on the topic of post-truth, ‘Alternativa fakta. Om kunskapen och dess fiender’ (‘Alternative facts. On knowledge and its enemies’), and she participates frequently in the public debate in Sweden and elsewhere. During the last year she has made over 150 public contributions speaking about post-truth and fact resistance, including TV, radio, podcasts, and articles.