Areas of interest and expertise
Philosophy of science, Philosophy of economics, Models, Scientific realism, Interdisciplinarity, Economic methodology, Social studies of science, Social ontology, Rhetoric of inquiry
Mäki, Uskali (forthcoming): "Performativity: Saving Austin from Mackenzie". To appear in Recent Progress in Philosophy of Science: Perspectives and Foundational Problems. Ed. Vassilios Karakostas and Dennis Dieks. Dordrecht: Springer 2013.
Mäki, Uskali (forthcoming) "Contested modelling: The case of economics" In:Models, Simulations, and the Reduction of Complexity (series Abhandlungen der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Hamburg 4). Ulrich Gähde, Stephan Hartmann and Jörn Henning Wolf (eds), Berlin/New York: Walter de Gruyter.
Mäki, Uskali (2013) "On a paradox of truth, or how not to obscure the issue of whether explanatory models can be true" Journal of Economic Methodology 20(3), 268-279.
Mäki, Uskali (ed.) (2012) Philosophy of Economics (series Handbook of the Philosophy of Science, Volume 13). Elsevier.
Latest and upcoming activities
4th Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Assosiation (EPSA). Helsinki, Finland, 28. – 31.8.2013, Chair of local organizing committee, Centre of Excellence in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences, University of Helsinki.
Fiction and its Use. (workshop) Bielefeld, Germany, 4. – 6.7.2013, Invited speaker, Center for Interdisciplinary Research, Bielefeld University.
11th Conference of the International Network for Economic Method (INEM). Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 13. – 15.6.2013, “Models as isolations: Responses, remarks, refinements“, Erasmus Institute for Economics and Philosophy (EIPE), Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Economy, culture, values: Heinrich Rickert at 150. (conference), Gdańsk, Poland, 15. – 17.5.2013, Keynote speaker “Modelling the Economy: Shedding Light, Casting Shadows”, Gdańsk University of Technology.