Vice Director of the Coe, Theme leader (Explanation & Evidence; Analytical Sociology)
Coordinator Pekka Mäkelä
Webmaster Pekka Tolvanen
or research assistants
Sofia Blanco Sequeiros
Topics of interest: Normative theory, political theory, philosophy of social science, history of political and economic thought, security studies, and rational choice.
Areas of Specialization: general philosophy of science, philosophy of biology (especially ecology)
Topics of Interest: model-world relations, target systems, epistemic issues in the study of complex systems (explanation, prediction, integration)
Topics of interest: science and values, social epistemology, feminist philosophy of science, and history and philosophy of economics.
Topics of interest: Modelling practices in the social sciences; The motivational component of decision theory; The relation between positive and normative research in economics; Philosophical foundations of game theory; Agent-based simulations.
Topics of interest: economic methodology, economic theory, mathematical economics, history of economic thought, philosophy of economics.
Area of specialization: philosophy of science.
Topics of interest: social epistemology, commercialization of research.
Topics of interest: philosophy of economics, experimental economics, addiction, causal inference, philosophy of social science, history of economics, epistemology of the social sciences, sociology of knowledge, philosophy of science.
Topics of interest: philosophy of anthropology, philosophy of the humanities, science and values, social epistemology, objectivity, relativism, participatory and collaborative research.
Professor of Social and Political Philosophy at the University of Tampere.
Topics of interest: social ontology, ethics and political philosophy, theories of mutual recognition and normativity.
Areas of specialization: philosophy of science, philosophy of the social sciences, philosophy of cognitive science.
Topics of interest: social norms, causality, explanation, scientific modelling and simulations.
Topics of interest: Social action; Social ontology; Moral aspects of social action; Philosophy of the social sciences.
I work at the intersection of modern and contemporary philosophy, philosophy of science, legal theory, and the social and behavioural sciences.
Current research interest:
applications of economics to law (especially their methodological and philosophical implications); approaches to law and policy based on findings in behavioural sciences (analysis and critique); representations of nature in the legal and political realm (historical and philosophical analysis)
Topics of interest: formal and informal norms (as mechanisms of coordination), constitutions (constitutional law and economics), history and methodology of law and economics.
Areas of specialization: interdisciplinary Science and Technology Studies; sociology of science, technology, innovation, and higher education; sociology of knowledge & culture; qualitative social science research.
Current topics of interest: inter- and transdisciplinarity; models, simulations, images; configuration of new research fields; epistemic practice and culture of the physical sciences; methodology of qualitative social science.
Areas of Specialization: Philosophy of Science; Philosophy of Social Science; Philosophy of Economics.
Topics of interest: Experimental Philosophy of Science; Metaphysics and Methodology of Behavioural Economics, Experimental Economics and Neuroeconomics; Foundations of Human (Ir)rationality and Sociality.
Topics of interest: Kinds, concepts and classification; Relations between the social sciences and neuro- & cognitive sciences; Psychological essentialism; Classification & explanation; Concepts; Conceptual change; Social neuroscience.
Areas of specialization & topics of interests: philosophy of biology and especially ecology; theoretical community and population ecology; evolutionary biology; environmental sciences.
I'm recently occupied as project coordinator of ConChaMo. See the websites here: http://conceptualchange.it.helsinki.fi.
Areas of specialization: philosophy of cognitive science, philosophy of modeling cognitive phenomena, modeling and explaining conceptual change.
Area of specialization: Philosophy of the Social Sciences, especially the general theory of social action.
Secondary fields of research: Philosophical foundations of cognitive science; General philosophy of science; Metaphysics.
Topics of interest: Explanation; Evidence; Social ontology; Philosophy of the social sciences; Evolutionary ideas in the social sciences; Philosophy of science and technology studies; Controversies about explanation across disciplinary boundaries.
Topics of interest: Philosophy and methodology of economics, models and explanation in economics, invisible-hand explanations, economics made fun, institutional economics.
Topics of interest: philosophy of economics, experimental economics, randomization, evidence-based policy, development economics.
Area of specialization: philosophy of science (especially psychiatry, psychology & biology).
Topics of interest: natural kinds (particularly in the "special sciences"), scientific realism, cultural evolution and social learning, ethics and politics of science.
Currently working as a postdoc in project "PENSOR: Philosophical and Transdisciplinary Enquiries into Social Robotics" in Aarhus University, Denmark.
Topics of interest: collective intentionality, collective epistemology, social ontology.
Topics of interest: collective agency, collective intentional action, collective responsibility, constitutive rules, institutions, shared deliberation.
Topics of interest: philosophy of the social sciences, mechanism-based explanations in sociology, social ontology, relationship between the cognitive and social sciences.
Topics of interest: scientific modeling and representation, methodology of economics, philosophy of systems and synthetic biology, the commercialization of science, science and technology studies.
Topics of interest: Explanation; Causality; Mechanisms; Statistical causal modelling; Rational choice theory; Simulation.
Topics of interest: Rational choice theory; Philosophical foundations of game theory; Economics-inspired research in political science; Voting theory and normative issues in economics; The role of simulation in economics.
Area of specialization: Philosophy of Science, specifically of Scientific Practice.
Topics of interest: Interdisciplinarity and Transdisciplinarity, Scientific Cognition: Model-Based Reasoning, Computational Modeling and Simulation, Kind Concepts and Natural Kind Theory, Systems Biology and Evolutionary Biology, Developmental Psychology.
Topics of interest: Explanatory unification within and across disciplinary boundaries; Modes of interaction between economics and its neighbours; Explanatory pluralism; Economic models and their truth; Economic philosophy of science; Local scientific realism.
I joined TINT in one of its previous incarnations back in 2009. I have been recently awarded an Academy Research Fellowship (September 2012–August 2017) for a research project on unification and progress in social science.
Areas of specialization: philosophy of economics, philosophy of the social sciences.
Topics of interest: modeling, simulation, scientific explanation, unification, interdisciplinary relations.
Topics of interest: epistemology, philosophy of science, and decision.
Areas of specialisation: philosophy of economics, social epistemology, and formal epistemology.
Areas of Specialization: Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Physics, Philosophy of Cognitive (Neuro)science, Consciousness Studies, Mind-Matter Research.
Topics of interest: the philosophical implications of Quantum theory and their potential relevance to a wide range of topics (e.g. mental causation, intentionality, consciousness, social ontology…); Philosophical naturalism; Naturalistic metaphysics; Structural realism and Bohm’s notions of implicate order and active information; Process philosophy; Quantum cognition; Physics and social sciences.
Areas of specialization: philosophy of the social sciences, especially social epistemology and feminist epistemology.
Topics of interest: social values in the social sciences, diversity in the social sciences, collective beliefs in science, epistemic responsibility, contextualism in philosophy of science.
Areas of specialization: philosophical psychology, especially theoretical and applied philosophy of affects.
Topics of interests: the role of affects in the structure and dynamics of social groups; types of collective affective states.
Topics of interest: Political Philosophy, Applied Ethics, Philosophy of Economics, Medieval Economic Theory; The limits of the market, Social justice, The nature of work, The morality of genetic engineering, New reproductive technologies, The commercialisation of natural resources.
Areas of specialization: philosophy of anthropology and sociology, philosophy of the social sciences, philosophy of science.
Topics of interest: the individualism/holism debate, the method of participant observations and qualitative research method more generally, theories of practice, research ethics, value-neutrality in the social sciences.
Areas of specialization: philosophy of social science, philosophy of economics.
Topics of interest: theory of measurement, experiments in economics, evidence, confirmation, time discounting, evaluation of climate models.
Topics of interest: social ontology, collective intentionality, mental models, scientific modeling, cognitive science, philosophy of mind and action.
Topics of interest: collective responsibility, collective agency, climate ethics, applied ethics.
Areas of specialization: philosophy of science (biology, psychology, and foundational issues in social sciences and humanities) and philosophy of mind.
Topics of interest: biological approaches to human mind, behavior and culture; explanation and evidence across disciplinary borders; altruism; evolution of social behavior; evolution of morality; innateness; human nature.
Topics of interest: philosophy of anthropology, interaction between fields of specialization within anthropology, evidence and explanatory competition in the social sciences and humanities.
Affiliated to EIPE, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Areas of specialization: philosophy of history, philosophy of historical sciences, philosophy of science.
Topics of interest: evidence, theories of causal explanation, theory and history of historiography, narrative explanation, case study methodologies, process tracing.
Areas of specialization: philosophy of language, philosophy of science, anthropological theory.
Topics of interest: theories of reference, natural kinds, causal explanation, philosophy of psychiatry (especially culture-bound syndromes).
Topics of interests: philosophy of social sciences, scientific evidence in policy-making, political philosophy, philosophy of economics, governmentality.
Marquette University; University of Amsterdam
Methodology and philosophy of economics; Recent history of economics; The individual in economics; Agent identity in economics
D. Wade Hands
University of Puget Sound
Economic methodology; Philosophy of social science; Sociology of Scientific knowledge; History and philosophy of demand theory and general equilibrium theory
The Institute for Analytical Sociology, Linköping University
Topics of interest: inter- and transdisciplinarity, sustainability, social epistemology, research evaluation, peer review, science policy.
Kyu Sang Lee
History and philosophy of experimental market economics; Historical and philosophical issues in the relationship between evolutionary psychology and economics; Historical and philosophical issues in the rise of neuroeconomics; Social mechanisms (in social theory) and mechanism design theory (in economics)
Turku School of Economics
Explanatory structures in economic geography; Economic geography in its relations to neighbouring disciplines; Theory of the firm across disciplines
General Issues in Philosophy of Science. Reductionism and Reductive Explanation, Unification, Mechanisms. The Explanatory Role of Beliefs. Externalism, Indexicality and Reference-Fixation. Evolutionary Social Sciences. Models of Gene-Culture Interaction.
University of East Anglia, Norwich
Welfare economics; Social choice; Choice under uncertainty; Foundations of decision and game theory; Methodology of economics; Evolution of social conventions
Jesus Zamora Bonilla
Universidad Nacional de Education a Distancia (UNED), Madrid
Application of economic models to the philosophy of science; Philosophy of social sciences, and in particular of economics; Realism and rationality in science