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 (2013) "Scientific Imperialism: Difficulties in Definition, Identification, and Assessment" International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 27(3), 325-339.
Mäki, Uskali (2013) "Mark Blaug's unrealistic crusade for realistic economics" Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics 6(3), 87-103.
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.
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.
Mäki, Uskali (2013) "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, 87-106.
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.
Latest and upcoming activities
2nd Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Group in India. Mumbai, India, 19-21 December 2015. Keynote.
PSGI Workshop on Current Debates in Philosophy of Science: Realism, Biology and Social Sciences . Mumbai, India, 14-18 December 2015. Invited talk.
Worshop by INTREPID. Lisbon, Portugal, 25-27 November 2015. Invited talk, "Configurations and conundrums of interdisciplinarity".
XII. Conference of the International Network for Economic Method. Cape Town, South Africa, 19-22 November 2015. Talk on issues of prediction in economics.
Johannesburg, South Africa, 13-18 November 2015.
Studia Generalia. Helsinki, Finland, 15 October 2015. "Homo Economicus: aikamme ihmismuotti?" [Homo Economicus: the mould in which humans are cast in our time?]
Conference of European Philosophy of Science Association (EPSA). Duesseldorf, Germany, 23-26 September 2015.
Annual Conference of European Association of Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE). Genova, Italy, 17-19 September 2015. Panel on computational modelling.
Workshop on Knowledge Transfer and Its Contexts. Munich, Germany, 10-11 September 2015. Invited talk, "Scientific imperialism. Definitional and normative issues".
15th Congress on Logic, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science (CLMPS). Helsinki, Finland, 3-8 August 2015. Invited talk, "Modelling failure".
Metaphysics of Science Summer School (MoSSS) and Workshop. Helsinki, Finland, 22-26 July 2015.
Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice (SPSP) Fifth Biennial Conference. Aarhus, Denmark, 24-26 June 2015.
3rd International Scientific Conference "Economy, culture, values: Metaeconomics" . Gdańsk, Poland, 18-19 June 2015. Keynote, "Scientific realism and economics: might they match?"
Workshop on Investigating Interdisciplinary Practice: Methodological Challenges. Helsinki, Finland, 15-17 June 2015. Workshop organizer.