Bio

Tor Nørretranders 

Writer, speaker, thinker

Born in Copenhagen, Denmark 1955.

Foto: Andreas Bergmann

 

Academic background:

cand.techn.soc. (M.Sc.) from Roskilde University 1982 (philosophy and sociology of science applied to socio-economic planning). Academically employed at Technical University of Denmark (1982-83), Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (1990-91), Risø National Laboratory (1993). Director of the Mindship Foundation (1995-96). Adjunct Professor of the Philosophy of Science at Copenhagen Business School from 2003.

 

Journalistic background:

Science writer at leading Copenhagen daily and weekly newspapers (Information, Weekendavisen, Børsens Nyhedsmagasin, Politiken) and the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (Danmarks Radio), hosting the tv-show “Hvælv”. Received the non-fiction prize of the Danish Writers Union, 1985, and the publicist prize of of the Danish Publicist Club, 1988.

 

Books published include:

Om kapitalistisk naturvidenskab (Modtryk, 1976);

Kræftens frie spil  (Information, 1980);

Kosmos eller kaos  (Tiderne Skifter, 1984);

Det udelelige  (Gyldendal, 1985);

Naturvidenskab og ikke-viden  (Kimære, 1987);

Videnskabsvurdering  (Gyldendal, 1987);

Den blå himmel  (Munksgaard, 1987); (1)

Dansk dynamit: Dansk forsknings internationale status vurderet ud fra bibliometriske indikatorer  (with Tarjei Haaland, Forskningspolitisk Råd, 1990);

Mærk verden  (Gyldendal, 1991); (2)

Verden vokser  (Aschehoug, 1994); (3)

Person på en planet  (Aschehoug, 1995)

Stedet som ikke er  (Aschehoug, 1997)(5)

Frem i tiden  (Tiderne Skifter, 1999)

Det generøse menneske (People’sPress 2002)(6)

At tro på at tro  (Anis, 2003)

Menneskeføde (Tiderne Skifter, 2005)

Einstein, Einstein (Politikens Forlag, 2005)

Civilisation 2.0 (Thaning & Appel, 2007)

Børnespørgehjørne (Thaning & Appel, 2007)

Glæd dig (TV2 Forlag, 2007)

Grønt lys (Verve, 2008)

Børnespørgehjørne 2 (Thaning & Appel, 2008)

vild verden (Tiderne Skifter, 2010)

fælledskab (with Søren Hermansen, Samsø Energiakademi, 2011)

afskaf affald (Renosam, 2012)

 

Book translations.

(1) Rowohlt Germany, 1993.

(2) Cappelen Norway 1992, Bonnier Alba Sweden 1993, Rowohlt Germany 1994  (Spüre die Welt ), Viking USA 1998 (The User Illusion ), Allen Lane UK 1998 ,  De Arbeiderspers, Holland 2000,  Japan 2002, Romania 2009.

(3) Bonnier Alba Sweden 1995.

(4) Aschehoug Norway 1982, RFSU Sweden 1982, Rowohlt Germany 1982.

(5) Bokförlaget DN Sweden 1998

(6) Sweden 2003, Estonia 2004, Norway 2004, Finland 2004,  Germany 2004 (Homo generosus), Japan 2005, USA 2005 (The Generous Man), Korea 2007, Romania 2008.

 

 

 

Editor of

Hengivelse  (Information, 1981)(4)

Månen i manden  (Tiderne Skifter, 1983).

The quarterly journal Naturkampen 1976-1986.

The book series Nysyn  for Munksgaard 1987-89.

The Hvælv  science tv-magazine, broadcast by the Danish Broadcasting Corporation 1986-1989.

 

 

 

Lecturer and consultant  

Numerous articles in anthologies, journals, periodicals and newspapers. Lectures in academic, corporate and trade union audiences as well as general public audiences. Advisory  and consultancy tasks for Council of Europe, Danish government bodies, scientific institutions, private companies, trade unions and art groups. Contributions to book anthologies and websites like edge.org.

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