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Seminar on the 2019 Economics Nobel Prize

On November 25th 2019, TINT will organize a seminar, The Economics & Philosophy of Plumbing, on the 2019 Nobel prize in economics:.

The main speaker is Jukka Pirttilä (University of Helsinki, VATT & UNU-WIDER). Commentators are Uskali Mäki (University of Helsinki  & TINT), Michiru Nagatsu (University of Helsinki & TINT) and Gutu Olana Wayessa (University of Helsinki & INEQ).

The event takes place in the University of Helsinki Main building, room 10, from 2 to 4 pm.

Yet another handbook on the philosophy of social sciences?

There are many excellent handbooks on the philosophy of the social sciences out there. So who needs another one? Perhaps no one, at least not now.

In this post, Michiru Nagatsu and Attilia Ruzzene explain why they prepared another handbook,  Contemporary Philosophy and Social Science: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue, and why this is different. Read more

TINT in context

by Uskali Mäki

The story of Finnish philosophy of science is often told in terms of sequential generations, expanding from individuals to groups. There was Eino Kaila, logical empiricist, followed by Georg Henrik von Wright and his student Jaakko Hintikka, followed by the latter’s students such as Ilkka Niiniluoto, Raimo Tuomela, and Risto Hilpinen. The generic style of research has been markedly analytic, but the modes of analysis have not been uniform, and the themes addressed have evolved in the course of the past decades. Read more

Tieteeltä leikkaaminen ei ole säästämistä

by Uskali Mäki

Tiedemaailma toivoi, että Suomen eduskuntavaaleista vuosimallia 2019 tulisi tiedevaalit. Kukaan ei kuvitellut, että tieteen asia olisi ainoa tai edes päällimmäinen teema, sen verran kuumaa aiheistoa on tapetilla muutenkin, ilmastosta maahanmuuttoon, sotesta eriarvoistumiseen. Kunnollista kohennusta aikaisempaan kuitenkin kuulutettiin, sekä tieteelle osoitetussa tiedollisessa huomiossa että tieteelle osoitetuissa resursseissa. Read more