For the current schedule, please see here.

Spring 2022

  • 24.01.2022 Dunja Šešelja (Eindhoven University of Technology):
    Scientific Disagreements, Fast Science and Higher-Order Evidence

  • 14.02.2022 Remco Heesen (University of Western Australia):
    How to Measure Credit

  • 28.02.2022 Chiara Lisciandra (University of Groningen):
    Explanatory norms and interdisciplinary collaboration

  • 14.03.2022 Keith Tribe (Tartu University):
    Constructing Economic Science

  • 28.03.2022 Alessandra Basso (University of Helsinki):
    Concepts of inequality and their measurement

  • 11.04.2022 Session cancelled
    Osman Çağlar Dede (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

  • 25.04.2022 Monika Krause (LSE):
    Model Cases. On Canonical Research Objects and Sites

  • 09.05.2022 Karoliina Pulkkinen (University of Helsinki):

  • 23.05.2022 Antoinette Baujard (Université Jean Monnet):

  • 06.06.2022 Paul Thagard (University of Waterloo):
    How Misinformation Supports Inequality

  • 20.06.2022 Mary Morgan (LSE):

Spring 2021

  • 04.01.2021 James Nguyen (University of London):
    An (Opinionated) Introduction to Scientific Representation
  • 11.01.2021 Hugo Mercier (Institut Jean Nicod):
    The Science of Who We Trust and What We Believe (note different time: the talk is from 15:30 to 16:30)
  • 18.01.2021 Julie L. Rose (University of Dartmouth):
    The value of economic growth
  • 25.01.2021 Anna Alexandrova & Mark Fabian (Cambridge University):
    Democratising measurement
  • 01.02.2021 Marion Godman (Aarhus University) & Caterina Marchionni (University of Helsinki):
    How should we responsibly model social kinds?
  • 08.02.2021 Roberto Fumagalli (King’s College London):
    Preferences versus Opportunities: Which Conceptual Foundation for Normative Welfare Economics?
  • 22.02.2021 Antti Kauppinen (University of Helsinki):
    How Not to Make Trade-Offs Between Health and Other Goods
    (Joint session with the MPP seminar)
  • 01.03.2021 Kristina Rolin (Tampere University):
    Trust in Science: The Moral Dimension
  • 09.03.2021 Jack Vromen (Erasmus University Rotterdam):
    Just how unobjectionable is the Pareto principle? (Note the time and date: Tuesday 15:00-17:00)
  • 15.03.2021 Judith Favereau (Université Lyon 2):
    Trapped in paternalism: randomized experiments and poverty
  • 22.03.2021 Uskali Mäki (University of Helsinki):
    Modelling and functions: within and without
  • 29.03.2021 Harold Kincaid (University of Cape Town):
    Making Progress on Causal Inference in Economics
  • 12.04.2021 Inkeri Koskinen (Tampere University):
    Participation and Objectivity
  • 19.04.2021 Salla-Maaria Laaksonen (University of Helsinki):
    Unconventional Communicators in the Corona Crisis
  • 21.04.2021 David Estlund (Brown University):
    Proceduralism and Structural Injustice: What’s Wrong and What’s Not?
    (Joint session with the MPP seminar)
  • 26.04.2021 Sacha Altay (Institut Jean Nicod, Paris):
    Understanding the spread of fake news
  • 03.05.2021 Cléo Chassonnery-Zaïgouche (University of Cambridge):
    Economists and Policy Networks
  • 10.05.2021 Samuli Reijula (University of Helsinki):
    Social categories in the making – construction or recruitment?
  • 17.05.2021 Carla Bagnoli (University of Modena & Reggio Emilia):
    The Objective Stance and the Boundary Problem
    (Joint session with the MPP seminar)
  • 19.05.2021 Amie Thomasson (Dartmouth College):
    How Can We Come to Know Metaphysical Modal Truths?
    (Joint session with the MPP seminar)
  • 24.05.2021 Bruno Verbeek (Leiden University)
    Instrumentalism vs. Isolationism, on the appropriateness of special principles of taxation
    (Joint session with the MPP seminar)
  • 07.06.2021 Erik Angner (Stockholm University):
    Nudging and the Problem of Knowledge
  • 7.9.2020 Kevin Zollman (Carnegie Mellon):
    Scientific diversity and the theoretical virtues (note: starts at 15:00)
  • 14.9.2020 Sonja Amadae (University of Helsinki):
    Identity Politics and the Classical Liberalism: Sugden and O’Connor on the Social Contract
  • 21.9.2020 Henk W. de Regt (Radboud University):
    Understanding Scientific Understanding
  • 29.9.2020 Johanna Thoma (LSE):
    Merely Means Paternalist? Prospect Theory and ‘Debiased’ Welfare Analysis (note: on Tuesday)
  • 5.10.2020 Säde Hormio (UH):
    Group Lies
  • 12.10.2020 Alessandra Basso (UH):
    Flexible measurement for flexible phenomena: the case of inequality
  • 19.10.2020 Robert Sugden (University of East Anglia):
    The Community of Advantage: A Behavioural Economist’s Defence of the Market
  • 26.10.2020 Jaakko Kuosmanen (UH & Finnish Academy of Science and Letters):
    Architecting science advice for policy: a three-tier framework
  • 2.11.2020 Winner’s Curse? 2020 Nobel Prize in Economics:
    14:15 Hannu Vartiainen (University of Helsinki): Auction theory – where’s the beef?
    15:00 Beatrice Cherrier (University of Cergy Pontoise): Contexts for the development of auctions: intellectual, institutional, political
    15:45 Discussion
  • 9.11.2020 Jaakko Kuorikoski (University of Helsinki) & Caterina Marchionni (University of Helsinki):
    Variety of evidence or variety of data? Refining mixed-methods research in political science
  • 16.11.2020 Çağlar Dede (EIPE, Erasmus University):
    Reconciling Ernest Nagel’s Impartiality with Anna Alexandrova’s “Mixed Claims”: Defining a Neo-Nagelian Understanding of Social Scientific Objectivity
  • 30.11.2020 Michiru Nagatsu (UH):
    Sustainability science as a management science: Beyond the natural-social divide
  • 7.12.2020 Catherine Herfeld (University of Zurich):
    Thick Concepts in Economics: The Case of Becker and Murphy’s Theory of Rational Addiction
  • 20.1. Janne I. Hukkinen (HELSUS & University of Helsinki):
    Analyzing path-dependent decision making in wicked socio-ecological disruptions
    Unioninkatu 37, lecture room
  • 27.1. Samuli Reijula (TINT & University of Helsinki) & Jaakko Kuorikoski (TINT & Tampere University):
    The problem of the problem in diversity theorems
    Unioninkatu 37, lecture room
  • 3.2. Carlo Martini (TINT & Vita-Salute San Raffaele University):
    Fake news, communicative gaps, and their impact on the doctor-patient relationship
    Unioninkatu 37, lecture room
  • 10.2. Matti Sarkia, Tuukka Kaidesoja and Mikko Hyyryläinen (TINT, HCAS & University of Helsinki):
    Mechanistic Explanations in the Cognitive Social Sciences: Lessons from Three Case Studies
    Unioninkatu 37, lecture room
  • 24.2. Pekka Syrjänen (University of Helsinki):
    Are agent-centered theories superfluous in the prediction versus accommodation debate?
    Unioninkatu 37, lecture room
  • 9.3. Alfonso García Lapeña (University of Barcelona):
    Truthlikeness and Scientific laws: defining and estimating distance to the truth
    Fabianinkatu 33 (Main Building), room 12
  • 16.3. Aki Lehtinen (TINT & University of Helsinki):
    Core models
    Online seminar in Zoom
  • 16.4. Sonja Amadae (TINT & University of Helsinki):
    The Logic of Discriminatory Conventions
    Online seminar in Zoom
  • 20.4. Alessandra Basso (TINT & University of Helsinki):
    Integrative Approaches to Psychiatric Nosology: a measurement perspective
    Online seminar in Zoom
  • 4.5. Uskali Mäki (TINT & University of Helsinki):
    Homo economicus under multiple pressures
    Online seminar in Zoom
  • 1.6. Inkeri Koskinen (TINT & Tampere University):
    We have no social epistemology of AI-based science
    Online seminar in Zoom
  • 16.9. Carlo Martini (TINT & Vita-Salute San Raffaele University):
    Here, there, and everywhere: policy validity in randomised field experiments
    14-16 Porthania, room P673
  • 23.9. Inkeri Koskinen (TINT):
    Objectivity in Contexts
    14-16 Porthania, room P673
  • 7.10. Jaakko Kuorikoski (TINT & University of Tampere):
    Mechanistic Evidence and a New Argument from Inductive Risk
    14-16 Porthania, room P673
  • 14.10. Alkistis Elliott-Graves (TINT) :
    The Future of Predictive Ecology
    14-16 Porthania, room P673
  • 21.10. Sonja Amadae (TINT):
    Anarchy vs. Dominance in International Relations
    14-16 Main building, room 10
  • 28.10. Magdalena Małecka (TINT):
    On the image of the behavioural sciences in policy. Insights from the philosophy of science.
    14-16 Main building, room 10
  • 11.11. Arjo Klamer (Erasmus University):
    How about freedom? A value-based rethinking of freedoms and unfreedoms
    14-16 Main building, room 10
  • 18.11. Juho Pääkkönen & Petri Ylikoski (TINT):
    Humanistic Interpretation and Machine Learning
    14-16 Main building, room 10
  • 25.11. Seminar on the 2019 economics Nobel prize:
    The Economics & Philosophy of Plumbing
    Speakers and commentators: Jukka Pirttilä, Uskali Mäki, Michiru Nagatsu and Gutu Olana Wayessa

    14-16 Main building, room 10
  • 21.1. Miguel García (University of Glasgow):
    An Artefact Theory of Legal Rights
    14-16 Main building, room 12
  • 4.2. Tuukka Kaidesoja (TINT & University of Helsinki):
    Theorizing commensuration of social phenomena
    14-16 Main building, room 12
  • 11.2. Frank Hindriks (TINT & University of Groningen):
    Institutions and Virtual Sanctions: Why Unification Is Better Than Reconciliation
    14-16 Main building, room 12
  • 18.2. Ioannis Votsis (New College of the Humanities & LSE):
    Theory-ladenness: Testing the untestable?
    14-16 Main building, room 12
  • 25.2. Sharon Crasnow (Norco College):
    Counterfactual Narrative in Political Science
    14-16 Main building, room 12
  • 4.3. Henrik Thoren (University of Helsinki):
    The Philosophy of Integrated Assessment Modelling: interdisciplinarity, values and practice
    14-16 Main building, room 12
  • 11.3. Elina Mäkinen (University of Tampere):
    The power of peer review on transdisciplinary discovery
    14-16 Main building, room 12
  • 25.3. Joint practical philosophy seminar: Charles Gore (University of Glasgow):
    The Idea of Global Goals
    14-16 Main building, room 12
  • 1.4. Jaana Eigi (University of Tartu) and Inkeri Koskinen (TINT & University of Helsinki):
    When transdisciplinary projects produce facts that do not travel
    14-16 Main building, room 12
  • 8.4. Säde Hormio (TINT & University of Helsinki):
    Reactive attitudes towards collective agents
    14-16 Main building, room 12
  • 29.4. Carlo Martini (San Raffaele/Helsinki):
    Progressive science or pseudoscience: the case of medical controversies
    14-16 Main building, room 8
  • 6.5. Joint practical philosophy seminar: Lilian O’Brien (University of Helsinki):
    On what is “out of the question”
    14-16 Main building, room 8
  • 13.5. Oili-Helena Ylijoki (University of Tampere):
    Conflicting temporalities in research work under the project format
    14-16 Main building, room 8
  • 20.5. Erik Weber (Gent University):
    Thinking about Lawhood in Political Science
    14-16 Main building, room 8
  • 27.5. (N.B. change of hour 15-17) Kevin Elliott (Michigan State University):
    Value Judgments and Open Science: Getting Clear about Transparency
    15-17 Main building, room 8
  • 12.6. (N.B. Wednesday) Joint practical philosophy seminar: Ninni Suni (University of Helsinki:
    Culpability for Implicit Prejudice
    14-16 Forest house, room 11
  • 14.8. Adrian Walsh (TINT & University of New England):
    Desperate Exchange, Competitive Markets and Injustice
    14-16 Forest House, room 11
  • 10.9. Jack Vromen (Erasmus University Rotterdam):
    Social Preferences in Behavioral Welfare Economics: Should they be left out in welfare assessment?
  • 17.9. Raul Hakli (TINT & University of Helsinki):
    Team Reasoning and the Irreducibility of Collective Intentionality
  • 24.9. Bryan Frances (University of Tartu):
    The Philosopher’s Doom: Unreliable at Truth or Unreliable at Logic
  • 8.10. Michiru Nagatsu (TINT & University of Helsinki):
    What is Experimental Philosophy of Economics? Preferences and Nudges as Examples
  • 22.10. Martin Zach (Charles University):
    Factive Understanding with Simple Models
  • 29.10. Caterina Marchionni (TINT & University of Helsinki):
    Challenging the mechanistic view of psychiatry
  • 12.11. Heidy Meriste (University of Tartu):
    To what extent is guilt a backward-looking emotion?
  • 19.11. Pirjo Hiidenmaa (University of Helsinki):
    Social Impact of Research: Writing to laymen and alumni
  • 26.11. Luis Mireles Flores (University of Helsinki):
    Some confusions concerning the policy relevance of causal knowledge
  • 10.12. Sinem Bağ�e (Istanbul):
    Critics on Identity Economics
  • 22.1. Raj Patel (University of Pennsylvania):
    There are rules, and there are rules: Neo-institutionalism and the foundations of corruption
    14-16 Porthania, room P673
  • 29.1. Jaakko Kuorikoski (TINT & University of Tampere):
    There are no mathematical explanations
    14-16 Porthania, room P673
  • 5.2. (Note! 16-18) Carlo Martini (TINT & Vita-Salute San Raffaele University):
    Ad hominem arguments in science
    16-18 Porthania, room P673
  • 5.3. Aki Lehtinen & Jani Raerinne (TINT):
    Simulated data

    14-16 Porthania, room P673
  • 12.3. Luis Mireles Flores (TINT):
    Economic modelling and policy relevance
    14-16 Porthania, room P673
  • 19.3. Agora for Interdisciplinary Debate:
    “Is it up to individuals to save the world? Science, ethics, politics, markets, environment”
    See AID for more details.
    14-16 Forestry House, room 6
  • 26.3. Magdalena Małecka (TINT):
    Economics imperialism: epistemic advancement, abuse of power, or both?
    14-16 Main Building, room 14 (N.B. change of venue!)
  • 9.4. Tuukka Kaidesoja (TINT):
    Building Middle-Range Theories from Case Studies
    14-16 Forestry House, room 12 (N.B. change of venue!)
  • 16.4. Chiara Lisciandra (TINT & University of Groningen) and Michiru Nagatsu (TINT):
    Is behavioral game theory economists’ game? The concept of beliefs in equilibrium
    14-16 Forestry House, room 12
  • 23.4. Uskali Mäki (TINT):
    Toys, models, toy models
    14-16 Forestry House, room 12
  • 7.5. Säde Hormio (TINT):
    Ignorance and Institutions
    14-16 Forestry House, room 12
  • 14.5. Kirsten Walsh (University of Nottingham):
    Scaffolding the Theory of Fits: hypotheses in Newton�s Opticks
    14-16 Forestry House, room 12
  • 21.5. Jaana Virta (University of Tampere):
    The Point of Alief and Why We Need The Concept
    14-16 Forestry House, room 12
  • 4.6. Lilian O’Brien (University College Cork):
    Intention and the First Person Perspective
    14-16 Forestry House, room 12
  • 11.6. Susanne Uusitalo (University of Turku):
    On Vulnerability
    14-16 Forestry House, room 12
  • 18.6. Inkeri Koskinen (TINT):
    Epistemic success and societal impact in extra-academic collaborations
    14-16 Forestry House, room 12
  • 11.9. I�aki San Pedro (University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)):
    Computer Simulations, Emergence and Scientific Representation
    14-16 Fabianinkatu 33, room 15
  • 18.9.Emrah Aydinonat (TINT & University of Helsinki):
    Diversity of models as means to better explanations in economics
    14-16 Fabianinkatu 33, room 15
  • 25.9. Inkeri Koskinen (TINT & University of Helsinki):
    Defending a Contextual Account of Objectivity
    14-16 Fabianinkatu 33, room 15
  • 16.10. Magdalena Malecka (TINT & University of Helsinki):
    The normative turn in economics: philosophical evaluation
    14-16 Fabianinkatu 33, room 15
  • 23.10. Michiru Nagatsu (TINT & University of Helsinki):
    Beyond Model-stretching: A Case Study of Behavioral Econometrics of Risky Choice
    14-16 Fabianinkatu 33, room 15
  • 30.10. Mikko Salmela (TINT & University of Helsinki):
    The Problem of Recognition in Academic Communities
    14-16 Fabianinkatu 33, room 7
  • 6.11. Marion Godman (TINT & University of Helsinki) and Martin Bellander (Karolinska Institutet):
    What can I learn about myself from quantitative psychology?
    14-16 Fabianinkatu 33, room 7
  • 13.11. Samuli Reijula (TINT & University of Helsinki):
    How could a rational analysis model explain?
    14-16 Fabianinkatu 33, room 7
  • 20.11. Frank Hindriks (TINT & University of Groningen):
    Institutional Kinds
    14-16 Fabianinkatu 33, room 7
  • 27.11. Alkistis Elliott-Graves (TINT & University of Helsinki):
    When Qualitative Predictions Are Enough
    14-16 Fabianinkatu 33, room 7
  • 4.12. Julia de Quintana (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona):
    Addressing normative objections on nudge ends and nudge means
    14-16 Fabianinkatu 33, room 7
  • 11.12. Emrah Aydinonat (TINT & University of Helsinki):
    Varieties of Derivational Robustness
    14-16 Fabianinkatu 33, room 7
  • 13.2. Tuukka Kaidesoja (TINT & University of Helsinki):
    Middle-Range Theorizing
    14-16 Snellmaninkatu 12, room 210
  • 20.2. Emrah Aydinonat (TINT & University of Helsinki):
    Models and Explanation
    Snellmaninkatu 12 (Soc&kom), room 210
  • 27.2. Uskali M�ki (TINT & University of Helsinki):
    Interdisciplinarity and Philosophy of Science: Issues and Ideas
    14-16 Snellmaninkatu 12, room 210
  • 6.3. Allard Tamminga (University of Groningen):
    Collective Obligations, Group Plans and Individual Actions (co-authored with Hein Duijf)
    14-16 Snellmaninkatu 12, room 210
  • 13.3. James Justus (Florida State University):
    The Status of the Fact-Value Distinction in the Teleological Sciences
    14-16 Snellmaninkatu 12, room 210
  • 20.3. Anita Välikangas and Carlo Martini (TINT & University of Helsinki):
    Objectivity in Science
    14-16 Snellmaninkatu 12, room 210
  • 8.5. AID session:
    Democratising knowledge production: extra-academic collaboration in science and humanities
    16-18 Unioninkatu 40, room 6
  • 15.5. Jaana Eigi (University of Tartu):
    The Third Wave of Science Studies Meets the Social Turn in Philosophy of Science
    14-16 Snellmaninkatu 12, room 210
  • 5.6. Wade Hands (TINT & University of Puget Sound):
    Hypothetical pattern explanations in economic science: Hayek’s pattern predictions and explanation of the principle meets contemporary philosophy of science
    14-16 Snellmaninkatu 12, room 210
  • 12.6. Paloma Atencia-Linares (Investigationes Filsoficas-UNAM, Mexico City):
    Photography, Epistemology and Communication Models
    14-16 Snellmaninkatu 12, room 210
  • 19.6. Manuela Fernandez Pinto (TINT & Universidad de Los Andes):
    Epistemic landscapes reloaded: An examination of agent-based models in social epistemology
    14-16 Snellmaninkatu 12, room 210
  • 29.8. Brandon Boesch (University of South Carolina):
    The Vertical Transference of Modelling Skills
    14-16 Unioninkatu 37, room 4
  • 5.9. Alfred Mele (Florida State University):
    Free Will and Neuroscience
    14-16 Unioninkatu 37, room 4
  • 12.9. AID: Lauri Nummenmaa, Susanna Paasonen & Christian von Scheve, moderated by Mikko Salmela
    The Affective Turn: One or Many? Conceptual and Methodological Implications
    16-18 Unioninkatu 37, lecture room
  • 19.9. Emrah Aydinonat (TINT) & Emin Koksal (Bah�esehir �niversitesi):
    The curious case of the Hotelling location model: Erroneous, False, Non-robust yet Explanatory?
    14-16 Unioninkatu 37, room 4
  • 24.10. Chiara Lisciandra (University of Groningen):
    On the origin of social preferences in behavioural economics
    14-16 Unioninkatu 37, room 4
  • 14.11. Luis Mireles Flores (TINT):
    Is economic policy making positive, normative, or something else?
    14-16 Unioninkatu 37, room 4
  • 21.11. Caterina Marchionni (TINT) and Samuli Pöyhönen (TINT):
    Integrating evidence for behavioral policy via mechanistic models
    Venue: U37 room 4
  • 28.11. Alkistis Elliott-Graves (TINT):
    Experiments, replication and imperfect knowledge
    Venue: U37 room 4
  • 5.12. Michiru Nagatsu (TINT):
    When do birds of a feather flock together?: Results from a public goods game with “like-minded” people
    Venue: U37 room 4
  • 18.1. Jesus Zamora Bonilla (UNED):
    Realism versus Anti-Realism: Philosophical Problem or Scientific Concern?
    14-16 Mets�talo/Forestry House, U40 room 2
  • 25.1. Donnchadh O’Conaill (University of Helsinki):
    Ontic Structural Realism and the Ontology of Relations
    14-16 Mets�talo/Forestry House, U40 room 12
  • 15.2. Marion Godman (TINT):
    How Do Social Groups Underpin the Social Sciences?
    14-16 Metsätalo/Forestry House, U40 room 12
  • 22.2. AID: Jussi Koitela & Georgios Papadopoulos, with comments by Inkeri Koskinen & Uskali Mäki:
    Skills of Economy: Artistic Research and Philosophy of Science
    14-16 Metsätalo/Forestry House, U40 room 6
  • 21.3. Tero Ijäs (TINT)
    Design under Randomness: How Variation Affects the Engineering of Biological Systems
    14-16 Metsätalo/Forestry House, U40 room 4
  • 11.4. Carlo Martini (TINT)
    How biased do you think you are? Experiments on two kinds of overconfidence
    14-16 Metsätalo/Forestry House, U40 room 4
  • 18.4. Don Ross (University of Waikato)
    Varieties of paternalism and the heterogeneity of utility structures
    14-16 Metsätalo/Forestry House U40, room 4
  • 25.4. Inkeri Koskinen (TINT)
    Where is the epistemic community? On democratisation of science and social accounts of objectivity.
    14-16 Metsätalo/Forestry House U40, room 4
  • 2.5. AID: Indrė �liobaitė & Anna Ronkainen, with comments by Carlo Martini & Laura Sibinescu
    Ethical machines: data mining and fairness
    14-16 Metsätalo/Forestry House U40, room 6
  • 9.5. Sonja Amadae (TINT)
    Assumptions Structuring Orthodox Rational Choice
    14-16 Metsätalo/Forestry House U40, room 4
  • 16.5. Corrado Matta (Stockholm University)
    Qualitative Research and Empirical Support
    14-16 Metsätalo/Forestry House, U40 room 12
  • 23.5. Julie Zahle (TINT & University of Copenhagen):
    Values in Qualitative Research
    14-16 Metsätalo/Forestry House U40, room 12
  • 30.5. Kristina Rolin (TINT & Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies)
    The epistemic significance of diversity
    14-16 Metsätalo/Forestry House, U40 room 12
  • 6.6. Harold Kincaid (TINT & University of Cape Town)
    Unrealistic models, mechanisms, and the social sciences
    14-16 Metsätalo/Forestry House U40, room 12
  • 20.6. Wade Hands (TINT & University of Puget Sound)
    Conundrums of the Representative Agent
    14-16 Soc&kom, Snellmaninkatu 12, room 210
  • 29.6. (N.B. Wednesday!) Scott Sehon (Bowdoin)
    Action Explanation and the Free Will Debate
    14-16 Metsätalo/Forestry House U40, room 12
  • 21.9. (14-16 Metsätalo/Forestry House, U40 room 4)
    Mikko Salmela and Michiru Nagatsu: How does it feel to act together? Shared emotions and the sense of we-agency
  • 28.9. (14-16 Metsätalo/Forestry House, U40 room 4)
    J.D. Trout (Loyola University Chicago): Explanation, Fluency, and the False Climb
  • 5.10. (16-18 Metsätalo/Forestry House, U40 room 6)
    AID: “Economics, Psychology, and the Good Life”
    Wade Hands (University of Puget Sound)
    J.D. Trout (Loyola University Chicago)
  • 12.10. (14-16 Mets�talo/Forestry House, U40 room 4)
    Jaakko Kuorikoski and Samuli Pöyhönen: The evidential role of virtual experiments: an inferentialist account
  • 19.10. (14-16 Mets�talo/Forestry House, U40 room 4)
    Raul Hakli and Pekka Mäkelä: Planning in the we-mode
  • 2.11. (14-16 Soc & kom, Snellmaninkatu 12 room 210)
    Caterina Marchionni and Till Gröne-Yanoff: The Ecological Rationality of Behavioural Policies: How to Choose between Boosts and Nudges
  • 16.11. (14-16 Soc & kom, Snellmaninkatu 12 room 210)
    Marion Godman: A tale of two genders and how they might cease to exist
  • 30.11. (14-16 Soc & kom, Snellmaninkatu 12 room 210)
    Anneli Jefferson (University of Birmingham): Born to be Biased? Evolutionary Explanations of the Optimism Bias
  • 7.12. (16-18 Mets�talo/Forestry House, U40 room 6)
    AID: “Machine learning, modelling the mind and the future of humanities and the social sciences”
    Timo Honkela (University of Helsinki, Department of Modern Languages)
    Aapo Hyvärinen (University of Helsinki, Department of Computer Science)
  • 2.2. (14-16 U37 seminar room 4)
    Saana Jukola: Biases in journal peer review
  • 9.2. (16-18 Main Building, Fabianinkatu 33, room 5)
    AID: “Epidemiology: an approach with multidisciplinary applicability”
    discussed by Mervi Toivanen (economics, Bank of Finland), Jaakko Kaprio (genetic epidemiology, University of Helsinki), and Alex Broadbent (philosophy of science, University of Johannesburg). Jointly organised by TINT and Finnish Epidemiological Society.
  • 9.3. (16-18 U40 room 6)
    AID: “Managing Interdisciplinarity: Centres, Departments, Universities”
    discussed by Anna Mauranen (Vice Rector, U of Helsinki), Jussi Pakkasvirta (Dept of Political and Economic Studies), Markku Kivinen (Aleksanteri Institute), Minna Franck (Collegium for Advanced Studies), and Kaisa Korhonen-Kurki (HENVI – Helsinki University Centre for Environment).
  • 16.3. (14-16 U40 room 4)
    Janne Hukkinen: Addressing the practical and ethical issues of nudging in environmental policy
  • 23.3. (14-16 U40 room 4)
    Aki Lehtinen & Caterina Marchionni: The epistemic virtues of generality in economic models
  • 30.3. (14-16 U40 room 4)
    Tuomas Tahko: Breaking the Laws (of Nature)
  • 13.4. (16-18 U40 room 6)
    AID: “Human nature concepts and explaining human behavior”
    discussed by Alexander Bird (University of Bristol) and Stephen Downes (University of Utah).
  • 20.4. (14-16 U40 room 4)
    Salim Rashid: Vaguely right or exactly wrong; local knowledge versus mathematics in development economics
  • 27.4. (14-16 U40 room 4)
    Inkeri Koskinen: Introductory essay: Objective Communities and Relativistic Practices
  • 4.5. (14-16 U40 room 12)
    Frank Hindriks: Group Freedom, Group Rights, and Social Mechanisms
  • 11.5. (14-16, U40 room 12)
    Till Gr�ne-Yanoff: Toy Models as Possibility-Identifying Devices
  • 18.5. (14-16 U40 room 12)
    Panu Raatikainen: Baumgartner’s new exclusion argument
  • 25.5. (14-16 U40 room 12)
    Jaakko Kuorikoski: The Mind, the Brain and Inter-Level Causation: Perspectives from the cerebellum and the dopamine system
  • 1.6. (14-16 U40 room 12)
    Julie Zahle: Privacy, Informed Consent, and Participant Observation.
  • 8.6. (14-16 U40 room 12)
    John Michael: Why does coordination create commitment?
  • 1.9. (14-16 U40 room 4)
    Mariam Thalos: Three stances of practical reason
  • 15.9. (14-16 U40 room 4)
    Anna-Mari Rusanen: On Relevance
  • 22.9. (14-16 U40 room 4)
    Manuela Fernández Pinto: Economics Imperialism in Social Epistemology: A Case for Pluralism
  • 29.-30.9. (University of Helsinki Main Building, Fabianinkatu 33, room 12)
    Data and Phenomena in Qualitative Inquiry
    See events for more information
  • 6.10. (14-16 U40 room 4)
    Petri Ylikoski: Thinking with a bathtub – Understanding the Coleman diagram
  • 13.10. (16-18 U40 room 6)
    AID: “On scenarios, counterfactuals and foreign policy planning”
    discussed by Henri Vogt (Professor of Political Science, University of Turku) and Veera Mitzner (Postdoctoral researches in Political Science, University of Helsinki)
  • 20.10. (14-16 U40 room 4)
    Mikko Salmela & Michiru Nagatsu: Collective emotions and joint action: beyond classical and minimalist approaches
  • 27.10. (14-16 U40 room 4)
    Carlo Martini: Expertise and Institutional Design in Economics
  • 11.11. (NOTE: TUESDAY, 16-18 U40 room 6)
    AID: “Integrating ethics and economics in climate policy assessment”
    discussed by John Broome (University of Oxford), John O’Neill (University of Manchester), and Matti Liski (Aalto University)
  • 17.11. (14-16 U40 room 4)
    Samuli Pöyhönen & Jaakko Kuorikoski: Behaviorally Informed Policy and Social Interaction
  • 1.12. (14-16 U40 room 4)
    Uskali Mäki: Vaihingerian realism
  • 8.12. (16-18 U40 room 6)
    AID: “Predictive ambitions and responses to predictive failure: Economics, cosmology/particle physics, and meteorology/climatology”
    discussed by Heikki Järvinen (Meteorology and Climatology, University of Helsinki), Antti Ripatti (Economics, University of Helsinki), and Syksy Räsänen (Particle physics and Cosmology, University of Helsinki)
  • 15.12. (14-16 U40 room 4)
    Stephen Clarke: Opposition to Human Cognitive Enhancement, Status Quo Bias and the Reversal Tests
  • 20.1. (14-16 U40 room 12)
    Tuukka Kaidesoja: Macro Mechanisms in Explanations of Large-Scale Social Processes
  • 27.1. (14-16 U40 room 12)
    Säde Hormio: Why intention is important in collectivities
  • 3.2. (14-16 Arppeanum, Snellmaninkatu 3, auditorium)
    AID: “What is real and what is social in social construction?”
    discussed by Dave Elder-Vass (Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Loughbourough University) and Olli Pyyhtinen (Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University of Turku)
  • 10.2. (14-16 U40 room 12)
    Edit Talpsepp (Tartu): Folk biological studies, psychological essentialism and the ‘innateness’ concept
  • 17.2. (14-16 U40 room 12)
    Till Grüne-Yanoff (KTH Stockholm/TINT): Why Behavioural Policy Needs Mechanistic Evidence
  • 3.3. (14-16 U40 room 6)
    AID: “Biology needs more than biologists: How do engineers, mathematicians, computer scientists and biologists fit into one tent?”
    discussed by Merja Penttilä (Research professor, VTT Techical Research Centre of Finland), Sampsa Hautaniemi (Professor of systems biology, University of Helsinki), and Kai Lindstöm (Åbo Akademi, Professor of ecology and environmental sciences). Coordinated by Tarja Knuuttila and Miles Macleod
  • 10.3. (14-16 U40 room 12)
    Causal exclusion afternoon : feat. Jaakko Kuorikoski, Tuomas Pernu, and Panu Raatikainen
  • 17.3. (14-16 U40 room 12)
    Saana Jukola: Meta-analysis and Objectivity – A Social Epistemological Examination
  • 31.3. (14-16 U40 room 12)
    Corrado Matta (StockholmU): Scientific representation: insights from research on science learning
  • 7.4. (14-16 U40 room 6)
    AID: “Religion: Viewed from Theology, Philosophy, and Cognitive Science”
    discussed by Ilkka Pyysiäinen (University lecturer in Study of Religions, University of Helsinki) and Simo Knuuttila (Professor of Theological Ethics and Philosophy of Religion, University of Helsinki)
  • 14.4. (14-16 U40 room 12)
    John Michael (CEU Budapest): A Minimal Approach to Commitment
  • 28.4. (9-16 U40 room 2)
    Experimental Social Science workshop
    For the event programme, please see here.
  • 5.5. (14-16 U40 room 6)
    AID: “Das Adam Smith problem today: How to reconcile economics and moral philosophy”
    discussed by Jack Russell Weinstein (Professor of Philosophy, University of North Dakota) and Ralf Erikkson (University lecturer in Economics, Åbo Akademi)
  • 12.5. (14-16 U40 room 12)
    Kristina Rolin: Scientific imperialism and epistemic injustice
  • 19.5. (14-16 U40 room 12)
    Frank Hindriks (Groningen/TINT): Taking responsibility together
  • 26.5. (14-16 U40 room 12)
    Alessandra Basso & Simo Kyllönen: Integrating ethics and economics of climate change? Intergenerational theories of justice informing the choice of the social discount rate
  • 2.6. (NOTE: 15-17 University of Helsinki Main Building, Fabianinkatu 33, room 8)
    Five ideas: Five snapshots of innovative work done in the CoE
  • 9.6. (14-16 U38 A205)
    Ramzi Mabsout (American University of Beirut): Metaphors in Game Theory
  • 16.9. (14-16 U40 room 12)
    Panu Raatikainen: Chalmers on the Unity of Science
  • 23.9. (14-16 U40 room 12)
    Henrik Thorén (Lund): Resilience as a Unifying Concept
  • 30.9. (14-16 U40 room 12)
    Miles MacLeod: The Benefits of Ethnographic Approaches in Philosophy of Science: An Illustrative Case from Systems Biology
  • 7.10. (14-16 U40 room 12)
    Marion Godman, Michiru Nagatsu, and Mikko Salmela: Social motivation as the basis for human sociality
  • 14.10. (14-16 U40 room 6)
    AID: “Economics and ecology are almost alike, but do they neglect one another?”
    discussed by Mikko Mönkkönen (Professor in Applied Ecology, University of Jyväskylä) and Olli Tahvonen (Professor of Forest Economics and Policy, University of Helsinki)
  • 21.10. (14-16 U40 room 12)
    Johannes Himmelreich (LSE): Agency and Embodiment
  • 28.10. (14-16 U40 room 12)
    Jaakko Kuorikoski and Petri Ylikoski: External Representations and Scientific Understanding
  • 4.11. (14-16 University of Helsinki Main Building, room 5)
    AID: “Development Studies as an Intrinsically Multidisciplinary Discipline”
    discussed by Susanne Dahlgren (Anthropology – Lecturer of Development Studies, UH), Barry Gills (Political Science – Professor of Development Studies, UH), and Paola Minoia (Geography – Lecturer of Development Geography, UH)
  • 11.11. (14-16 U40 room 12)
    Pekka Mäkelä and Adrian Walsh: Austerity Obligations, Citizenship and Just War Theory
  • 18.11. (14-16 U40 room 12)
    Chiara Lisciandra: Why Are Descriptive Norms There?
  • 2.12. (14-16 University of Helsinki Main Building, room 6)
    David Papineau (KCL): Normativity and Epistemic Practice
  • 9.12. (14-16 University of Helsinki Main Building, room 5)
    AID: “Think tanks, science, and politics”
    discussed by Teppo Eskelinen (Director, Left Forum Finland and Elina Lepomäki (Research Director, Think tank Libera
  • 16.12. (14-16 U40 room 12)
    Martina Merz: Visual Representations of the Higgs Search: Producing and Communicating Evidence in Large-Scale Collaborations
  • 21.1. (14-16 U38 room D112)
    Bengt Hansson (Lund/HCAS): There are no Ceteris Paribus Laws
  • 28.1.
    Coordination Meeting
  • 8.2. (Friday!) (10-12 U40 room 7)
    Aidan Lyon (Maryland) The Wisdom of Crowds and the Epistemic Benefits of Diversity
  • 11.2. (14-16 U38 room D112)
    Kristina Rolin: Social Values in the Social Sciences
  • 18.2. (14-16 U40 room 6)
    AID: “‘Social theory’ and ‘social ontology’: Two transdisciplinary fields in need of interfield contact between philosophy and social sciences?” Discussed by Antti Gronow (Sociology, U of Helsinki) and Arto Laitinen (Philosophy, U of Jyväskylä) 
  • 25.2. (14-16 U38 room D112)
    Carlo Martini: How biased do you think you are? Experiments on two kinds of overconfidence
  • 4.3. (14-16 U38 room A205)
    Jan Baedke (RuhrU Bochum): Causes, mechanisms and explanatory power in epigenetics
  • 11.3. (14-16 U38 room A205)
    Roberto Fumagalli (Bayreuth): Neural Data, Economic Models and the Case in Favour of Neuroeconomics
  • 18.3. (14-16 U40 room 6)
    AID: “Climate and biodiversity: Contrasting cases of political engagement and transdisciplinarity”.
    Discussed by Eeva Furman (Professor, Director of Centre for Environmental Policy) and Pekka Kauppi (Professor of Environmental Science and Policy, U of Helsinki)
  • 8.4. (14-16 U38 room A205)
    Pekka Mäkelä & Petri Ylikoski: Collective Understanding
  • 15.4. (14-16 U40 room 6)
    AID: “Reconciling Citizens’ Entitlements and Sound Public Finance – the Nordic Case: Perspectives from Economics and Political Philosophy”. Discussed by Juhana Vartiainen (Director General, Government Institute for Economic Research) and Adrian Walsh (TINT Centre of Excellence and University of New England, Australia)
  • 22.4. (14-16 U38 room A205)
    Julie Zahle (Copenhagen): Holism, Emergence, and the Crucial Distinction
  • 29.4. (14-16 U38 room A205)
    John O’Neill (Manchester): Climate Change, Responsiblity and Justice
  • 6.5. (14-16 U38 room A205)
    Frank Hindriks (Groningen/TINT): How Autonomous Are Collective Agents? Normative Individualism and Corporate Rights
  • 13.5. (14-16 U40 room 6)
    AID: “Defining Death: Medicine vs Humanities”. Discussed by Hannu Sariola (Professor in Developmental Biology) and Sami Pihlström (Director of the Collegium for Advanced Study)
  • 27.5. (14-16 U38 room A205)
    Katri Huutoniemi: Interdisciplinarity as academic accountability: Prospects for quality control across disciplinary boundaries
  • 3.6. (14-16 U38 room A205)
    Steve Clarke (Charles Sturt University): On Scientific Imperialism
  • 11.6. (14-16 U40 room 8)
    Till Grüne-Yanoff (KTH Stockholm/TINT): Teaching Philosophy of Science to Scientists: Why, What, and How?