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My area of specialization is ancient philosophy, in particular Aristotle. I have also worked on the Norwegian philosopher Peter Wessel Zapffe and on the history of philosophy more broadly.

I obtained a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Oslo in 2020. Before that, I studied philosophy and classics at the Humboldt University of Berlin and at the Universities of Oslo and Vienna.

For updated research information, please check my personal homepage.

Courses and teaching

Academic interests

  • Ancient philosophy
  • Ethics
  • Philosophy and literature
  • Peter Wessel Zapffe


My PhD project was on the ethics of Aristotle, who thought that we need to live long in order to become happy. More specifically, my project was to figure out how long is enough. Apart from developing this project further, I am also working on Aristotle’s poetics.

Selected publications

In English

‘Complete Life in the Eudemian Ethics. Apeiron: A Journal for Ancient Philosophy and Science, published ahead of print March 24, 2022.

'The Beauty of Failure: Hamartia in Aristotle's Poetics'. The Classical Quarterly, 2021.

Aristotle on Muthos’. The Classical Review, 2021.

Review of Plato and the Invention of Life by Michael Naas. The International Journal of the Platonic Tradition, 2/2019, pp. 197–199.


In Norwegian

‘Om menneskets natur’. Norsk Filosofisk Tidsskrift. 4/2021, pp. 191– 196. 

‘Greske tragedier for vår tid’. Review of Tragedy, the Greeks, and Us by Simon Critchley. Agora – Journal for metafysisk spekulasjon. 1–2/2020, pp. 489–497.

‘Seier gjennom nederlag’. Norsk Filosofisk Tidsskrift. 4/2017, pp. 146–159.

‘Tilværelsens tragikk: Om Peter Wessel Zapffes Om det tragiske’. Arr – idéhistorisk tidsskrift. 4/2016, pp. 79–85.

General outreach

Scientific publications

  • Vinje, Hilde (2022). Én svale gjør ingen sommer. Filosofi om lykke. ISBN: 9788282262491. Res Publica.
  • Roland, Monica; Vinje, Hilde; Melsom, Kaja (2022). Verdibørsen: "Hva gjør ensomhet så vondt?".
  • Roland, Monica; Vinje, Hilde; Melsom, Kaja (2022). Verdibørsen: "Friends".
  • Roland, Monica; Vinje, Hilde; Melsom, Kaja (2022). Verdibørsen: "Så du tror du er lykkelig?".
  • Roland, Monica; Vinje, Hilde; Melsom, Kaja (2022). Verdibørsen: "Stille sommer".
  • Roland, Monica; Vinje, Hilde; Melsom, Kaja (2022). Verdibørsen: "Hjelp, vi har fri!".
  • Vinje, Hilde (2022). Lykken etter døden.
  • Vinje, Hilde (2022). On human nature and Aesara of Lucania.
  • Vinje, Hilde (2022). Aristotle on Character and the Stages of Life.
  • Vinje, Hilde (2022). Aristotle on the Contemplative Life.

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