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Timo Airaksinen

Curriculum Vitae

Susitie 10 C 32
00800 Helsinki Work:
Department of Philosophy
P.O.Box 24 (Unioninkatu 40 A)
Finland 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland

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e-mail: timo.airaksinen@helsinki.fi

PERSONAL:Born April 25, 1947, Vaasa, Finland. Finnish citizen.

University of Turku, M.A. 1971, philosophy and psychology.
University of Turku, Ph.D.1975, philosophy.
(Dissertation topic: The Hegelianism of Bradley and McTaggart).

Professor of Philosophy (Käytännöllisen filosofian professori) (Chair in ethics, social philosophy, and philosophy of law), University of Helsinki, 1983 - 2015

Assistant, University of Turku, Department of Philosophy, 1972-1983.
Docent, University of Turku, 1976 -  
Visiting Professor of Philosophy, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, 1994-1996.
Consultant and lecturer to many professional associations and societies. Teacher in the Open University and adult education in Finland.
BISC (Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing): Philosophy. Member of the Advisory Board, Univ. of California, Berkeley, until 2005.

An Honorary Member of the Learned Society of Praxiology (Warsaw, Poland).
Visiting Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, University of Sydney, Australia, fall 1991 (declined).
Lecturer, The School of Social Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, fall 1993 (declined).
Docent, University of Lappland, Rovaniemi, Finland (Philosophy), 2002-
External expert in Professor’s nominations: Finland, Sweden, and Norway.

Tampere Peace Research Institute (TAPRI), Tampere, Finland, Member of the Board 1986 - 1991.
Philosophical Society of Finland, Member of the Board, 1980 -
Finnish Association for the Philosophy of Law, Member of the Board and Vice-President 1985 - 1991.
Int. Society for Value Inquiry (USA), Vice-President, 1993 - 1995.  
Chairman of the Department of Philosophy, University of Helsinki, several periods, and 1992 - 1994, 1997-2003.
Asst. Dean of the Faculty of Social Science, University of Helsinki, 1993 - 1994.
Asian and Pacific Area Research Center, University of Helsinki, Member of the Board, 2001-2005.
Member of the International Board of Trustees of the Center for Ethics of the University of Tartu (Estonia)
Member of the International Expert Evaluation Panel of Research in Philosophy and Theology in Estonia (Spring 2003) and Teaching (Spring 2005).
Vice President, International Berkeley Society, 2006-

MAJOR TRAVEL GRANTS                                                                        
Academy of Finland/The State of Ireland: 1973-74 Trinity College, Dublin; 9 months.
Fulbright grant: 1976-7
University of Pittsburgh: 1977-78; 9 months.
Exchange grant: fall 1979 Dept. of Sociology, University of Warsaw, Poland; 5 months.
British Academy: summer 1981, University College, Oxford; 3 months.
Dept. of Philosophy, The University of Western Ontario, Ontario, Canada, spring 1981 (sabbatical leave); 6 months.

University of Moscow and Helsinki exchange grant: May 1982 Faculty of Philosophy, Univ. of Moscow; 1 month.
Center for Philosophy of Science, Pittsburgh: 1982-83 University of Pittsburgh; 9 months.
NSF and the Center for Philosophy of Science, Pittsburgh: 1985 University of Pittsburgh, and NSF: January 1986 Hampshire College, Amherst, Ma.; 4 + 1 months.
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinshaft: June 1987 Dept. of Philosophy, University of Hamburg, West-Germany; 1 month.
Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Dept. of Philosophy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, N.C,. 1987-88; 9 months.  
British Council travel grant to London (LSE) for summer 1989; 2 weeks.
Clare Hall, Cambridge: Visiting Fellow, 1991-1992. Life Member of Clare Hall; 11 months.  
Dept. of Philosophy, University of Tasmania, Hobart: fall 1998; 1 month.
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan: 2000-2001; 9 months.
The University of the Sunshine Coast, Maroochydore, Qld, Australia: 2003-2004; 9 months.
Clare Hall and HPS, Cambridge: 2005-2006; 9 months.
Dept. of Socio-Economics, University of Hamburg: 2009-2010; 9 months.
Dept. of Philosophy, New York University, NY, NY, fall 2012; 4 months.
Dept. of Economics, Montpellier, France, spring 2013; 4 months.
Division of History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Science and Technology, Tokyo Tech, spring 2013; 5 months.

Numerous conference papers and invited lectures.

(1) Ethics, applied ethics, and social/political philosophy.
(2) History of ideas and philosophy: Berkeley, Bradley and Hobbes; de Sade.

1989 - 2011
Tapio Puolimatka, Arto Siitonen, Heta Gylling (Häyry), Matti Häyry, Maija-Riitta Ollila, Sirkku Hellsten, Marjaana Kopperi, Petri Sipilä, Arto Tukiainen, Mikko Salmela, Manu J. Vuorio, Leonidas Donskis, Olli Loukola, Katri Kaalikoski, Liisa Lampi, Juhani Lemetti, Teemu Mäki, Jussi Suikkanen, Antti Kauppinen, Floora Ruokonen, Niko Noponen, Pekka Lempiäinen.
Examiner of Doctoral Dissertations: Finland, Estonia, New Zealand, and Norway.
Current number of active doctoral students: 10.


Member of the board of editorial consultants:
Acta Philosophica Fennica
The International Journal of Applied Philosophy           
Praxiology Yearbook
Journal of Value Inquiry
Límite Revista Interdisciplinaria de Filosofia y Psicologia(Chile)

Consultive Editor,
Hobbes Studies
Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics, Academic Press, ed. R. Chadwick.
On the Boundary of Two Worlds (Baltic Studies), Rodopi, ed. L. Donskis.
Homo Oeconomicus

Philosophical Society of Lapland, Rovaniemi AGON, Prize, 2011.

Finnish Association of Non-Fiction Writers’prize, 2001.