Uskali Mäki

Academy Professor, Academy of Finland

Professor of Social and Moral Philosophy, University of Helsinki

Director of the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in the Philosophy of
the Social Sciences

Former Professor and Director at Erasmus Institute for Philosophy
and Economics [EIPE], Erasmus University of Rotterdam (1995-2006)
Former Editor of Journal of Economic Methodology [JEM](1996-2005)
Former Chair of the International Network for Economic Method [INEM]
(2007-2008)

 

 

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

 

Recent and forthcoming publications

MacLeod, Miles; Mäki, Uskali (Forthcoming). "Interdisciplinarity in action: philosophy of science perspectives". European Journal for Philosophy of Science.

Mäki, Uskali (Forthcoming). "Philosophy of interdisciplinarity. What? Why? How?" European Journal for Philosophy of Science. [Download PDF]

Mäki, Uskali (Forthcoming). "Modelling Failure". In Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science ‐ Proceedings of the 15th International Congress (Helsinki). Ilkka Niiniluoto, Päivi Seppälä, Elliott Sober (eds). College Publications, UK. [Download PDF]

Mäki, Uskali; Votsis, Ioannis; Ruphy, Stéphanie; Schurz, Gerhard (eds.) (2015). Recent Developments in the Philosophy of Science: EPSA13 Helsinki. Springer.

Mäki, Uskali (2013). "Scientific Imperialism: Difficulties in Definition, Identification, and Assessment" International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 27(3), 325-339.
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Mäki, Uskali (2013). "Mark Blaug's unrealistic crusade for realistic economics" Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics 6(3), 87-103.
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Mäki, Uskali (2013). "Performativity: Saving Austin from Mackenzie". In: EPSA11 Perspectives and Foundational Problems in Philosophy of Science. Vassilios Karakostas and Dennis Dieks (eds), Dordrecht: Springer 2013, 443-453.
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Mäki, Uskali (2013). "Maailma markkinoina. Universaalin talousontologian ytimessä ja rajoilla" [The world as markets. At the core and boundaries of a universal economic ontology] In: Talous ja filosofia [Economy and Philosophy]. Ilkka Niiniluoto, Risto Vilkko and Jaakko Kuorikoski (eds), Helsinki: Gaudeamus, 101-123.


Recent and upcoming activities

Public examination of a PhD thesis by Stefan Mendritzki. Eindhoven University of Technology, 29 November 2016.

Keynote lecture: "On the philosophy of interdisciplinarity". Steps towards Helsinki Sustainability Science Centre. Helsinki, 12 October 2016.

Invited talk on value of science: "Eikö yhteiskunta ymmärrä arvostaa mahtavinta instituutiotaan? Diagnoosin elkeitä". Mihin tiedettä tarvitaan - tutkimusta maailman parhaaksi vai verovarojen tuhlausta? Helsinki, 5 October 2016.

Keynote talk on scientific imperialism. South African Philosophy Spring Colloquium. University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 1-2 October 2016.

Visit to University of Johannesburg, 25 September - 3 October 2016.

Public examination of a PhD thesis by Luis Mireles Flores. Erasmus University of Rotterdam, 2 September 2016.

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