Uskali Mäki

Professor of Practical Philosophy, University of Helsinki

Director of TINT - Centre for Philosophy of Social Science

Visiting Professor, College of Philosophy, Nankai University,
Tianjin, China (2019-2021, two months in a year)

Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Johannesburg,
African Centre for Epistemology and Philosophy of Science [ACEPS]

Academy Professor, Academy of Finland (2006-2011, 2012-2017)
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]



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

Mäki, U. (Forthcoming). Rights and wrongs of economic modelling: Refining Rodrik. Journal of Economic Methodology. [Download PDF]

Mäki, U., MacLeod, M., Merz, M., & Nagatsu, M. (Forthcoming). Interdisciplinary approaches in the study of interdisciplinarity [Special issue]. Perspectives on Science: Philosophical, Historical, Sociological.

Mäki, Uskali; Fernández Pinto, Manuela & Walsh, Adrian (Eds.) (2018). Scientific Imperialism: Exploring the Boundaries of Interdisciplinarity. Routledge.

Mäki, U., Walsh, A., & Fernández Pinto, M. (2018). Introduction: Core issues in scientific imperialism. In U. Mäki, M. Fernández Pinto, & A. Walsh (Eds.), Scientific Imperialism: Exploring the Boundaries of Interdisciplinarity. Routledge

Salmela, Mikko and Mäki, Uskali (2018). Disciplinary Emotions in Interdisciplinary Interaction. In U. Mäki, M. Fernández Pinto, & A. Walsh (Eds.), Scientific Imperialism: Exploring the Boundaries of Interdisciplinarity. Routledge

Mäki, Uskali (2017). 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]


Recent and upcoming activities

Porto, University of Porto, Portugal. Avant-Conference: Trends in Interdisciplinary Studies. Keynote lecture. 25-27 October 2019.

Helsinki, Finland. INEM [International Network for Economic Method] conference. Panel on the past and future of economic methodology. 18 August 2019.

Prague, Czech Republic. Workshop on idealizations. Invited talk. 12-14 June 2019.

Tianjin, Nankai University, China. Asian Network for Philosophy of Social Sciences (ANPOSS) inaugural conference. Keynote lecture. 1-2 June 2019.

Poznan, Poznan University of Economics and Business, Poland. Conference on New Economy and New Economics. Keynote lecture. 25-26 April 2019.

Mexico City, UNAM, Institute of Philosophy, Mexico. Seminar on toy models. 11 December 2018.

San Luis Potosí, Mexico. Ibero-American Society for Economic Methodology (SIAME) conference. Keynote lecture on modelling failure. 6-7 December 2018.

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