7.1.2022
Seminar programme for Spring 2022

The new Perspectives on Science seminar programme for 2022 has been published, with international experts giving talks on a bi-weekly basis online via Zoom. Everyone is welcome to join! See the seminar page to sign up.

1.9.2021
TINT welcomes three visiting researchers

TINT hosts three visiting researchers this autumn: Jane Gatley (Society of Applied Philosophy) visits for September. She specializes in philosophy of education.
Malvina Ongaro (Università del Piemonte Orientale) visits from October to November. Her interests are in decision theory and the topic of uncertainty.
Aaro Hazak (TalTech) will be visiting from October to January. He is Professor of Institutional Economics at his home university.

26.5.2021
New Academy Project in philosophy of economics by TINT members

A four year research project titled has been awarded funding by Academy of Finland. The project is titled Economics as serviceable social knowledge (ESSK): Philosophical investigations on the policy relevance of economics in post-pandemic society. It is headed by Uskali Mäki and involves TINT members Caterina Marchionni, Emrah Aydinonat, and Luis Mireles-Flores. You can read more about the project here and here.

8.3.2021
2020 ISOS essay competition winning article by Tuomas Vesterinen published

An article by Tuomas Vesterinen titled Identifying the Explanatory Domain of the Looping Effect: Congruent and Incongruent Feedback Mechanisms of Interactive Kinds is now published here. The article was selected as the winner of the 2020 essay competition of the International Social Ontology Society (ISOS). As the winner, Tuomas was invited as a keynote speaker to the Social Ontology 2020 conference.

8.1.2021
Seminar programme for Spring 2021

The new Perspectives on Science seminar programme for 2021 has been published: a line up of international researchers and topical research will be presented during Spring. Due to the ongoing situation, the seminars continue to be organised online via Zoom. Everyone is welcome to join! See the seminar page to sign up.

25.11.2020
Magdalena Małecka awarded three-year research grant

TINT researcher Magdalena Małecka has been awarded the three-year research grant (2021–2023) from University of Helsinki for her research project titled “From the cyborg origins of modern economics to its automated future. Towards a new philosophy of economics”.

1.11.2020
New research assistant at TINT

Jessica North has started as a research assistant at TINT. Jessica is an undergraduate student in practical philosophy. She has a previous BA in graphic design and MA studies in critical art and design.

31.8.2020
A H2020 Twinning project that involves TINT researchers was accepted by the European Commission

A H2020 Twinning project that involves TINT researchers (N. Emrah Aydinonat as project coordinator at UH and Michiru Nagatsu as a work package PI) was accepted by the European Commission. The title of the project is Individual Behaviour and Economic Performance: Methodological Challenges and Institutional Context. The project is led by Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech, Estonia) in collaboration with University of Helsinki (Finland), Aalto University (Finland), and Tel Aviv University (Israel). You can find the description of the project here.

22.5.2020
Magdalena Małecka joins the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton

During the academic year 2020-2021 TINT researcher Magdalena Małecka joins the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton as a Fellow at the School of Social Science.

9.3.2020
TINT welcomes a new visiting researcher

TINT is welcoming Mislav Zitko (University of Zagreb) as a visiting researcher. His research interests are philosophy and history of economics. Information about applying for a visit at the visit page.

8.1.2020
TINT welcomes a new visiting researcher

TINT is welcoming Jianmin Li (Renmin Univeristy of China) as a new visiting researcher. His research interest is collective intentionality. Information about applying for a visit at the visit page.

17.10.2019
Routledge published a volume on law & economics and interdisciplinarity
Routledge published a volume on law & economics and interdisciplinarity, titled Law and Economics as Interdisciplinary Exchange: Philosophical, Methodological and Historical Perspectives. It is edited by Magdalena Małecka and Péter Cserne. Click here for more information.

10.10.2019
TINT welcomes three new visiting researchers

TINT is hosting three new visiting researchers, Lin Wang (Xiamen University), Ruibin Hu (Nankai University) and Valeria Martino (FINO Consortium). A warm welcome for all the visitors! More details and directions for applying for a visit at the visit page.

16.9.2019
Job opportunity for philosophers of social science

A tenure track or full professor position in practical philosophy is now open at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki. The position is in the discipline of practical philosophy, which has a professorship in ethics and social philosophy, an associate professorship in inter- and transdisciplinary methodologies in sustainability science, and two university lectureships in addition to the current professorship/associate/assistant professorship. All philosophers of social science are welcome to apply. More information about the position and applying here. Applications due on 30.09.2019.

12.9.2019
New research assistants at TINT

Three new research assistants, Kaisla Kareoja, Jannika Lalu and Tatu Nuotio have joined the team at TINT. Kaisla is a master’s student in philosophy with interests in environmental and sustainability sciences. Jannika is a master’s student in practical philosophy and is interested especially in explanation in the social sciences and social ontology. Tatu is a master’s students in practical philosophy with interests in social ontology, explanation in the social sciences and the concept of rationality.

9.9.2019
Jaakko Kuorikoski interviewed on philosophy of economics

Francesco Guala interviewed prominent scholars who work at the intersection between the two disciplines, discussing hot topics in economics and philosophy. See interview with Jaakko here. Recorded at the 2019 INEM Summer School in Como, Italy.

2.9.2019
TINT welcomes new visiting researchers

We are delighted to welcome our newest visitors, Tomasz Guzik (Jagellonian University) and Saúl Pérez Gonzá lez (Universitat de Valéncia) to TINT. They are visiting Helsinki between September 2019 and December 2019. More details and directions for applying for a visit at the visit page.

29.4.2019
Raimo Tuomela awarded with Academy award

Professor Emeritus Raimo Tuomela has received an award for life’s work from the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters. The Academy award is the most prominent recognition from the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters and is awarded annually to a distinguished member of the Academy for life’s work. See the prize page for more information (in Finnish).

29.4.2019
Director Mäki awarded with the Science Community’s Golden Medal

On 8 February, 2019, the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies awarded Uskali Mäki with the Science Community’s Golden Medal for thirty years of service for science.

29.4.2019
Director Mäki conferred with decoration of Knight

On the country’s Independence Day, 6 December, 2018, President of the Republic of Finland conferred upon Uskali Mäki decorations of the order Knight, First Class, of the Order of the White Rose of Finland (Suomen Valkoisen Ruusun I luokan ritarimerkki). This honour is awarded to citizens who have distinguished themselves in the service of Finland. The award is based on the person’s significant merits that they have exhibited by their professional expertise or in their activity in notable societal functions. The person must also be of good repute.

25.4.2019
TINT’s blog now open

TINT has launched a blog, which will feature short articles on science in and for society, written by our researchers. In the blog will also be posts about upcoming seminars and introductions of the presenters.

14.3.2019
TINT welcomes new PhD student Teemu Lari

Teemu’s research interests includes philosophy of economics, pluralism in economics and the relationship between science and politics. He will be working under the supervision of Caterina Marchionni, Uskali Mäki and S. M. Amadae.

14.3.2019
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellowship for Säde Hormio

TINT congratulates Säde Hormio for receiving the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellowship for her research project ‘Complicity: Individual Responsibility in Collective Contexts’. The project will take place at UC Berkeley and the University of Helsinki during 2019-2021

12.3.2019
Director Mäki’s column on TINT in the EPSA Newsletter

Uskali Mäki has just published a piece on TINT in the Spotlight on Research section of the European Philosophy of Science Association’s Newsletter. The timeline of the column spans from the broadly Finnish style of analytic philosophy in the 1900s to TINT’s current research agenda and future activities. See the column here.

28.2.2019
Philosophy at Uni Helsinki ranked 21st by QS World University Rankings

Philosophy at the University of Helsinki keeps climbing, now ranked 21st in the world, and 3rd outside the English speaking world, by QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019. See the QS rankings here.

17.12.2018
Interview of director Mäki (in Finnish)

The quarterly review Talous & Yhteiskunta (Economy & Yhteiskunta), published by the Labour Institute for Economic Research, published an interview of TINT’s director Uskali Mäki. Read it here (in Finnish).

30.8.2018
TINT welcomes new visiting researchers

We are delighted to welcome our newest visitors, Mariusz Maziarz (Wrocław University of Economics), Miguel García (University of Glasgow), Sinem Bağçe (Yıldız Technical University) and Martin Zach (Charles University) to TINT. They will be visiting Helsinki between August 2018 and January 2019. More details and directions for applying for a future visit at the visit page.

6.3.2018
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellowship for Alkistis Elliott-Graves

TINT congratulates Alkistis Elliott-Graves for receiving the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellowship for her research project ‘Prediction in Complex Systems’. The project will take place at the Australian National University and the University of Helsinki during 2018-2020.

5.3.2018
Philosophy at Uni Helsinki ranked 24th by QS World University Rankings

Philosophy at the University of Helsinki keeps climbing, now ranked 24th in the world, and 3rd outside the English speaking world, by QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018. See the QS rankings here.

14.2.2018
Looking ahead: CSCS

TINT started out as a research centre in the philosophy of the social sciences in 2006. In 2012-2017, we enjoyed generous Centre of Excellence funding from the Academy of Finland and the University of Helsinki, which enabled TINT to expand and advance further. For this support we express our gratitude to the Academy and the University.

TINT will continue as a thriving research centre for the philosophy of the social sciences with an updated research agenda: Changing Science in Changing Society (CSCS). CSCS is a natural sequel to the research TINT has conducted as a CoE, allowing TINT to put its earlier results into new uses. Please see our updated Research page for more information.

14.2.2018
TINT CoE website archived

TINT’s Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences website has been archived here.

12.12.2017
Dissertation: Säde Hormio

TINT congratulates Säde Hormio for defending her doctoral dissertation “Marginal participation, complicity, and agnotology: What climate change can teach us about individual and collective responsibility” on 16 December 2017 at 10:00 at the University of Helsinki, Main building Auditorium XII with Emeritus White’s Professor of Moral Philosophy John Broome as the opponent and Professor Caterina Marchionni as the custos.

19.09.2017
TINT welcomes a new visiting researcher

We are delighted to welcome our newest visitor, Júlia de Quintana Medina (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) to TINT. She will be staying in Helsinki from mid-September to mid-December.

29.08.2017
Routledge publishes new volume on scientific imperialism and interdisciplinarity

Routledge will be publishing a new volume on scientific imperialism and interdisciplinarity in 2018, titled Scientific Imperialism: Exploring the Boundaries of Interdisciplinarity. The volume is edited by Uskali Mäki, Adrian Walsh and Manuela Fernandez Pinto, and it includes contributions by many of the researchers at TINT. Click here for more information.

28.08.2017
TINT welcomes a new visiting researcher

We are delighted to have Iñaki San Pedro (University of the Basque Country, UPV/EHU) visiting us this fall. Iñaki will be presenting on 11.9. at the POS-Seminar. See the Seminar page for more information.

8.3.2017
Philosophy at Uni Helsinki ranked 25th by QS World University Rankings

Philosophy at the University of Helsinki keeps climbing, now ranked 25th in the world, and 3rd outside the English speaking world, by QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017. See the QS rankings here, an interview of director Uskali Mäki here (in Finnish) and an article by Helsingin Sanomat here (in Finnish).

16.2.2017
Marie Sklodowska-Curie Global Fellowship for Magdalena Malecka

TINT congratulates Magdalena Malecka for receiving the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Global Fellowship for her research project ‘Behaviour, knowledge, policy. The philosophy of science perspective on the applications of the behavioural sciences to policymaking’. The project will take place at Stanford University and the University of Helsinki during 2018-2020.

17.1.2017
An edited book on Raimo Tuomela’s philosophy

Springer has published a book on Raimo Tuomela’s philosophy edited by Gerhard Preyer and Georg Peter: Social Ontology and Collective Intentionality. Critical Essays on the Philosophy of Raimo Tuomela with His Responses. See the table of contents on Springer’s website.

17.1.2017
A special issue on Philosophy of Interdisciplinarity published

The European Journal for Philosophy of Science has published a special issue on Philosophy of Interdisciplinarity guest edited by TINTers Uskali Mäki and Miles MacLeod. To read the issue, see the digital edition of European Journal for Philosophy of Science 6(3).

07.11.2016
TINT welcomes a new researcher to the research team

TINT is pleased to announce that Dr. Luis Mireles Flores will be joining the research team at TINT. Please see our People page for additional information.

11.10.2016
TINT welcomes a new visiting researcher

We are happy to have Gianluca Pozzoni (State University of Milan) visiting TINT from 11 October till the end of December.

11.10.2016
Jaakko Kuorikoski awarded with Jutikkala Prize

TINT member Jaakko Kuorikoski was awarded with Jutikkala Prize by the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters. The prize is awarded to young researchers in the humanities, who have already gained international reputation in their research field. See the prize page for more information (in Finnish).

11.10.2016
Dissertation: Luis Mireles Flores

TINT congratulates Luis Mireles Flores for defending his doctoral dissertation “An Inquiry into the Practical Relevance Potential of Economic Theories” on 2 September at the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

13.09.2016
TINT welcomes three new visiting researchers

We are happy to have Brandon Boesch (University of South Carolina), Kristin Kokkov (University of Tartu), and Benedikt Fait (Ruhr University Bochum) visiting us this fall. See the Visit page for more information.

05.06.2016
Professor Alfred Mele visits TINT

We are pleased to announce that professor Alfred Mele will be visiting TINT in September.

01.06.2016
TINT welcomes a new researcher to the research team

TINT is pleased to announce that Dr. Alkistis Elliott-Graves will be joining the research team at TINT. Please see our People page for additional information.

16.05.2016
Inkeri Koskinen’s book wins the Finnish Science Book of the Year award

Inkeri Koskinen’s book Villi Suomen historia (Wild Finnish History) has won the Finnish Science Book of the Year award. Congratulations! For more information visit the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies website (in Finnish).

14.04.2016
S.M. Amadae’s “Prisoners of Reason” published

Cambridge University Press has published S.M. Amadae’s Prisoners of Reason: Game Theory and Neoliberal Political Economy. Congratulations! For more information visit the Cambridge University Press website.

24.03.2016
Philosophy at Uni Helsinki ranked 30th by QS World University Rankings

Philosophy at the University of Helsinki is firmly on its way forward, now ranked no 30 (no 13 in Europe) by QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016. See the QS rankings here.

15.01.2016
TINT welcomes two new researchers

TINT is pleased to announce that Dr. N. Emrah Aydınonat and Dr. Sonja M. Amadae will be joining TINT as new researchers. Please see our People page for additional information.

13.10.2015
The TRINITY project website published

TINT researcher Carlo Martini is organizing a three-year project The Trinity of Policy-Making: Evidence, Causation and Argumentation (with Rani Lill Anjum and Frank Zenker), funded by the Finnish Cultural Foundation. For more, please see the project website.

28.9.2015
New postdoc positions at TINT

TINT is offering two or three new postdoc positions for up to 2 years, beginning in January 2016 (or earlier). Deadline for applications is 16 October, but earlier submissions will be appreciated. Please see here for more information.

11.9.2015
Autumn 2015 PoS seminar program
published

The PoS seminar program for autumn 2015 has now been published. Please see seminar for details.

10.9.2015
Dissertation: Saana Jukola

TINT congratulates Saana Jukola for defending her doctoral dissertation “On the conditions for objectivity: How to avoid bias in socially relevant research” on 5.9.2015 at the University of Jyväskylä with Professor Endla Lõhkivi as the opponent and Academy Research Fellow Miira Tuominen as the Custos.

12.8.2015
Dissertation: Inkeri Koskinen

TINT congratulates Inkeri Koskinen for defending her doctoral dissertation “Changing Research Communities, Essays on Objectivity and Relativism in Contemporary Cultural Research” on 10.8.2015 at the University of Helsinki Main Building’s auditorium XII with professor Alison Wylie as the opponent and professor Sara Negri as the Custos.

7.5.2015
Philosophy at Uni Helsinki ranked 46th by
QS World University Rankings

Philosophy at University of Helsinki is firmly on its way forward, now ranked no 46 (no 17 in Europe) by QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015. See the QS rankings here.

23.4.2015
TINT welcomes new researcher

TINT welcomes its newest researcher Magdalena Malecka into the research team. For more information, see people.

1.4.2015
Manuela Fernández Pinto awarded with Joseph Dorfman Prize

TINT researcher Manuela Fernández Pinto has been chosen as the winner of the History of Economics Society’s 2015 Joseph Dorfman Prize for the best dissertation in the history of economic thought and methodology, with her dissertation Learning from Ignorance: Agnotology’s Challenge to Philosophy of Science.

4.2.2015
Professor Alex Broadbent visits TINT

TINT cordially welcomes Professor Alex Broadbent (University of Johannesburg) as its visitor. Please see visit for further details.

Professor Broadbent will give two public presentations during his visit:
Monday 9.2. at 16-18 in AID forum
Tuesday 10.2. at 14-16 in Siltavuorenpenger 3A, room 302: “Causation and Prediction in Epidemiology: A Guide to the Methodological Revolution.”

5.12.2014
Dissertation: Anna Mari Rusanen

TINT congratulates its research team member Anna-Mari Rusanen for defending her doctoral dissertation “On Explaining Cognitive Phenomena: The Limits of Mechanistic Explanation” on 5.12.2014 with professori Oron Shagririn as the opponent and professor Markus Lammenranta as the Custos.

21.11.2014
LERU included TINT as an example of high quality interdisciplinary research

TINT has been included in a new brochure (see p. 19) by the League of European Research Universities (LERU) as an example of high quality interdisciplinary Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) research undertaken at the LERU member institutions. Please see the LERU websites for further information.

13.11.2014
New postdoc positions at TINT

TINT is offering new postdoc positions for 1-3 years, beginning in January or February 2015. More advanced scholars will also be considered. Please see here for more information.

3.11.2014
SynBioMode websites published

The SynBioMode websites have now been published at synbiomode.com. Please see the here for more information about TINT collaborators.

25.9.2014
Fall 2014 AID schedule published

The schedule of AID forum sessions for this fall has now been published here. Please note that the time of AID sessions has changed from 14-16 to 16-18! For recorded material of past AID sessions, please see the media section.

16.5.2014
Professor Mariam Thalos visits TINT

TINT cordially welcomes Professor Mariam Thalos (University of Utah) as its visitor. Please see visit for further details

15.5.2014
TINT welcomes new researchers

TINT welcomes its newest researchers Judith Favereau and Manuela Fernández Pinto into the research team. For more information, see people.

15.5.2014
New articles on AID in Tieteessä tapahtuu

The articles based on the 15 April 2013 AID session “Reconciling Citizens’ Entitlements and Sound Public Finance – the Nordic Case: Perspectives from Economics and Political Philosophy” have now been published in Tieteessä tapahtuu 3/2014. See AID for further information.

7.4.2014
Tieteessä tapahtuu to feature articles on AID

The Finnish journal Tieteessä tapahtuu (Science Now) will feature a series of selected writings based on past AID sessions. The first articles based on the 14 October 2013 session “Economics and ecology are almost alike, but do they neglect one another?” have now been published in Tieteessä tapahtuu 2/2014.

15.1.2014
Spring 2014 seminar programs out

Programs for the spring 2014 POS seminar and AID sessions have now been announced. Updates are soon to follow. For more information, see seminar and AID.

11.10.2013
New postdoc positions

TINT is offering a new postdoc position for initially two years beginning in January 2014. More advanced scholars will also be considered. The deadline for applications is 31.10.2013. For information on applying, please see here.

4.10.2013
New researchers

The Centre of Excellence welcomes its newest researchers Chiara Lisciandra and Martina Merz into the research team. For more information, please see people.

6.9.2013
New researcher

The Centre of Excellence welcomes its newest researcher Miles MacLeod into the reserach team. For more information, please see people.

23.8.2013
Dissertation: Pekka Mäkelä

TINT congratulates its research team member and coordinator Pekka Mäkelä for defending his doctoral dissertation “Collective Responsibility: Against Collectivism” on 22.8.2013 at the University of Helsinki Main Building’s auditorium XII with professor David Copp as the opponent and professor Uskali Mäki as the Custos.

8.8.2013
Dissertation: Samuli Pöyhönen

TINT congratulates its research team member and webmaster Samuli Pöyhönen for defending his doctoral dissertation “Chasing Phenomena: Classification and Conceptual Change in the Social And Behavioral Sciences” on 5.8.2013 with professor Carl Craver as the opponent and professor Uskali Mäki as the Custos.