Recent publications


2020 ’Humanistic interpretation and machine learning’, with Juho Pääkkönen, Synthese,

2020 ’Argumentative landscapes: the functions of models in social epistemology’, with Emrah Aydinonat and Samuli Reijula, Synthese,

2019 ’Mechanism-based theorizing and generalization from case studies’, Studies in the History and Philosophy of the Science 78: 14-22.

2018 ’Three conceptions of a theory of institutions’, with Emrah Aydinonat, Philosophy of the Social Sciences 48: 550-568.

2018 ’Social Mechanisms’, The Routledge Handbook of Mechanisms and Mechanical Philosophy (edited by S. Glennan & P. Illari), Routledge: 401-412.

2017 ‘Moral Gods and Origins of Human Cooperation’, in Christianity and the Roots of Morality (edited by P. Luomanen, A. Pessi, & I. Pyysiäinen), Leiden: Brill: 25-43.

2017 ‘Methodological Individualism’, in Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Social Science (edited by Lee McIntyre and Alexander Rosenberg), Routledge: 135-146.

2016 ’Self-interest, norms, and explanation’ with Jaakko Kuorikoski, in Normativity and Naturalism in the Social Sciences (edited by Mark Risjord), London: Routledge: 212-229.

2015 ‘External Representations and Scientific Understanding’, with Jaakko Kuorikoski, Synthese 192 (12): 3817-3837.

2015 ‘The Addiction-as-a-kind Hypothesis’, with Samuli Pöyhönen, The International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research 4: 21-25.

2014 ‘Rethinking Micro-Macro Relations’, in Rethinking the Individualism-Holism Debate. Essays in Philosophy of Social Science (edited by Finn Collin & Julie Zahle), Springer, 117-135.

2014 ‘Understanding with Theoretical Models’, with Emrah Aydinonat, Journal of Economic Methodology 21: 19-36.

2014 ‘Agent-Based Simulation and Sociological Understanding’, Perspectives on Science:  22: 318-335

2014 ‘Rethinking Micro-Macro Relations’, in Rethinking the Individualism-Holism Debate. Essays in Philosophy of Social Science. (edited by Finn Collin & Julie Zahle), Springer, in press.

2014 ‘Analytical Sociology and Rational Choice Theory’, with Peter Hedström, in Analytical Sociology: Norms, Actions and Networks (edited by Gianluca Manzo), Wiley: 57-70.

2013 ‘Causal and constitutive explanation compared’, Erkenntnis 78, 277-297.

2013 ‘How Organization Explains’, with Jaakko Kuorikoski, in Vassilios Karakostas and Dennis Dieks (eds.) EPSA11 Perspectives and Foundational Problems in Philosophy of Science, Dordrecht, Springer: 69-80.

2013 ‘Generative Explanation and Individualism in Agent-Based Simulation’, with Caterina Marchionni, Philosophy of the Social Sciences 43: 323-340.

2013 ‘The (hopefully) last stand of the covering law theory – A reply to Opp’, Social Science Information 52: 383-393.

2012 ‘Micro, Macro, and Mechanisms’, The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of the Social Sciences (edited by H. Kincaid), Oxford University Press, 21-45.

2012 ‘How to be critical and realist about economics’, with Jaakko Kuorikoski, in Kuorikoski, Lehtinen & Ylikoski (eds.): Economics for Real: Uskali Mäki and the Place of Truth in Economics, Routledge, 255-273.

2011 ‘Social Mechanisms and Explanatory Relevance’, in Analytical Sociology and Social Mechanisms (edited by P. Demeulenaere), Cambridge University Press, 154-172.

2010 ‘Causal Mechanisms in the Social Sciences’, with Peter Hedström, Annual Review of Sociology 36: 49-67.

2010 ‘Explanatory Relevance Across Disciplinary Boundaries – The Case of Neuroeconomics’, with Jaakko Kuorikoski, Journal of Economic Methodology 17: 219-228.

2010 ‘Dissecting Explanatory Power’, with Jaakko Kuorikoski, Philosophical Studies 148: 201–219.

2009 ’The Illusion of Depth of Understanding in Science’, in Scientific Understanding: Philosophical Perspectives (edited by H. De Regt, S. Leonelli & K. Eigner), Pittsburgh University Press: 100-119.

All my recent publications can be found from the TUHAT-database. Most published and unpublished manuscripts can be found at my and ResearchGate pages.