• Post-doctoral researcher, University of Helsinki

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      Peer-reviewed articles

    (forthcoming) “Democracy and Moral Inquiry: Misak’s Methodological Argument”, in: J. Ryder and C. Mougan, eds. Democracy, Society and Culture. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi.

    (forthcoming) “Pragmatism, Objectivity and Normative Science”, in: U. Zackariasson, ed., Nordic Pragmatism. Helsinki: Nordic Pragmatism Network.

    (2014) “Realism without Mirrors”, in: M. C. Galavotti, D. Dieks, W. Gonzalez, S. Hartmann, T. Uebel and M. Weber, eds. New Directions in the Philosophy of Science. New York: Springer, forthcoming.

    (2014) “Peirce in Finland”. European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy 6:1.

    (2014) “Scientific Method and the Realist Hypothesis”, in: M. Thellefsen and B. Sorensen, eds. Charles S. Peirce in His Own Words. New York: De Gruyter, forthcoming.

    (2013) “Sensitive Truths and Sceptical Doubt”, in: H. Rydenfelt and S. Pihlström, eds. William James on Religion. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 128–44.

    (2013) “Constructivist Problems, Realist Solutions”, in: J. Kegley and K. Skowronski, eds. Persuasion and Compulsion in Democracy. Lanham: Lexington Books, pp. 153–69.

    (2013) “Valuation and the Will to Power”, Journal of Nietzsche Studies 44:2, 213–24.

    (2011) “Epistemic Norms and Democracy: A Response to Talisse”, Metaphilosophy 42.5, 572–88.

    (2011) “Naturalism and Normative Science”, in: J. Knowles and H. Rydenfelt, eds. Naturalism and Normative Science. Berlin and New York: Peter Lang, pp. 115–38.

    (2009) “Pragmatism and the Aims of Inquiry”, in: S. Pihlström and H. Rydenfelt, eds. Pragmatist Perspectives. Helsinki: Acta Philosophica Fennica, pp. 41–52.

    (2009) ”The Meaning of Pragmatism: James on the Practical Consequences of Belief”. Cognitio 10 (1), 81–90.

      Book publications

    (2013) Prolegomena to Normative Science. Diss. Philosophical Studies from the University of Helsinki 41.

    (2013) William James on Religion. Henrik Rydenfelt and Sami Pihlström (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan.

    (2011) Pragmatism, Science and Naturalism, Jonathan Knowles and Henrik Rydenfelt (eds.). Berlin & New York: Peter Lang.

    (2010) Ideas in Action. Proceedings of the Applying Peirce Conference. Nordic Studies in Pragmatism 1. Mats Bergman, Sami Paavola, Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen and Henrik Rydenfelt (eds.). Helsinki: Nordic Pragmatism Network.

    (2010) Mitä on filosofia? [What is Philosophy?] Henrik Rydenfelt and Heikki A. Kovalainen (eds.). Helsinki: Gaudeamus.

    (2009) Pragmatist Perspectives. Acta Philosophica Fennica 86. Sami Pihlström and Henrik Rydenfelt (eds.). Helsinki: The Philosophical Society of Finland.

      Other publications


    (2014) “Eettinen ennakointi” [Ethical Anticipation]. ProComma Academic 1/2014.

    (2014) “Normatiivisen tieteen mahdollisuudesta” [On the Possibility of a Normative Science]. Ajatus, forthcoming.

    (2013) "Nietzsche ja postmodernin genealogia” [Nietzsche and the Genealogy of Postmodernism]. Nuori voima 2-3/2013.

    (2012) “Nietzschen maailma tahtona valtaan” [Nietzsche’s World as Will to Power]. In: J. Kotkavirta, O. Moisio, S. Pihlström & H. Seinälä (eds.). Maailma [World], Jyväskylä: SoPhi.

    (2010) “Filosofia normatiivisena tieteenä” [Philosophy as a Normative Science]. In: H. Rydenfelt & H. A. Kovalainen, eds. Mitä on filosofia? [What is Philosophy?]. Helsinki: Gaudeamus.

    (2009) ”William James ja uskomisen käytännölliset seuraukset” [William James and the Practical Consequences of Belief]. In: A. Pietarinen, S. Pihlström & P. Toppinen (eds.). Usko [Belief]. Philosophical Studies from the University of Helsinki.

    (2008) "Nietzsche ja Emersonin ympyrät" [Nietzsche and Emerson's Circles]. Niin & näin.

    (2007) “The Cambridge School of Pragmatism” (review). Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 43:3, 2007

    (2007) ”Nietzsche ei kehottanut ääritekoihin” [Nietzsche Did Not Encourage Extremism]. Helsingin Sanomat, guest editorial, 13 November.

    (2004) "Nietzschen salatut ajatukset" [Nietzsche's Hidden Thoughts]. Niin & näin.


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