Uskali Mäki

Professor of Practical Philosophy, University of Helsinki

Director of TINT - Centre for Philosophy of Social Science

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

Keynote. 4th International Conference "Economic Philosophy". Lyon, 27-29 June 2018.

Talk: "Asymmetries in interdisciplinarity." STS Symposium 2018. University of Tampere, Finland, 14-15 June 2018.

Invited talk: "Accessing the past: challenges of representation, evidence, and interdisciplinarity in historical sciences". 43rd Annual Economic and Business History Society Conference. University of Jyväskylä, Finland, 30 May - 2 June 2018.

Invited talk: "Toys, models, toy models." Models as Fictions? On Modeling in Economics, Political Science and Legal Theory. Bocconi University, Milan, Italy, 21-22 May 2018.

Invited talk: "Sustainability science: its disciplinarity and interdisciplinarity." Sustainability Science Days 2018. University of Helsinki, 16-17 May 2018.

Invited talk: "Still chasing the essence of economics." Philosophy of Economics: 20 Years is Nothing. Celebrating Two Decades of Collaboration Between Uskali Mäki and the Madrid Group of Philosophy of Economics. Madrid, 7 May 2018.

Invited talk: "Asymmetries in interdisicplinarity". The Pufendorf IAS Symposium on Interdisciplinarity. University of Lund, Sweden, 4 May 2018.

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