Organization profile

Organisation Profile

TINT started out as a research centre in the philosophy of the social sciences in 2006. In 2012-2017, we enjoyed a Centre of Excellence funding from the Academy of Finland and the University of Helsinki. During that period, our mission was defined by two broad goals. We pursued practically relevant philosophy of the social sciences with consequences for scientific practice and its management. We also pursued paths towards a new philosophy of interdisciplinarity, with practical consequences for the philosophy of science. Research on five specific themes served as means to these ends. (For more information on the research during the CoE period, see the archived CoE website.)

Having established TINT as a leading centre for the philosophy of the social sciences, we will continue our thriving research with an updated research agenda: Changing Science in Changing Society (CSCS). CSCS utilizes and expands our previous work - on models, evidence, social ontology, interdisciplinarity, expertise, and values in science. It combines philosophy of science and of the social sciences, findings from the cognitive and social sciences, resources of social ontology and social epistemology, and insights from political theory and policy studies to understand the conditions of successful functioning of scientific institutions in liberal democracies and other socio-cultural contexts. CSCS is an endeavour in scientifically informed and socially engaged philosophy of science. Its expected results are directly relevant to the design of the institutions of science, public understanding of science, and science policy.

CSCS will address three interrelated and overlapping themes. [1] Science of Society: methodological analyses of current social science and philosophical reflections on the implications of new scientific results. [2] Science as Society: philosophical analyses of the social institutions of science, considering the implications of adopting new reward systems and of extending research communities to incorporate artificial agents and members from multiple disciplines or extra-academic communities. [3] Science for Society: methodological and normative analyses of the role of scientific evidence and expertise in responsible policy-making, in problem-oriented participatory research, and in the public trust in science.

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International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Projects 2007 2022

Publications 2006 2020

The Value of Imprecise Predictions

Elliott-Graves, A., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Philosophy, theory, and practice in biology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Two Strands of Field Experiments in Economics: A Historical-Methodological Analysis

Nagatsu, M. & Favereau, J., Jan 2020, In : Philosophy of the Social Sciences. 50, 1, p. 45-77 33 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Ajatus 76

Bergman, M. (ed.), Laitinen, A. (ed.) & Koskinen, I. (ed.), 2019, Helsinki: Suomen filosofinen yhdistys. 389 p. (Ajatus; vol. 76, no. 1)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issue

Applying Experimental Philosophy to Investigate Economic Concepts: Choice, Preference, and Nudge

Nagatsu, M., 2019, Advances in Experimental Philosophy of Science . Wilkenfeld, D. A. & Samuels, R. (eds.). London: T & T Clark, p. 147-171 25 p. 7. (Advances in Experimental Philosophy).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Open Access
File

Behaviour change: extralegal, apolitical, scientistic?

Lepenies, R. & Malecka, M., 2019, Handbook of Behaviour Change. Straßheim, H. & Beck, S. (eds.). Cheltenham: Edward Edgar, p. 344-359 16 p. (Handbooks of Research on Public Policy series).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Open Access
File

Activities 1997 2020

Philosophy of the Social Sciences (Journal)

Kristina Rolin (Reviewer)
22 Jan 2020

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Theoria: an International journal for theory, history ja foundations of science (Journal)

Michiru Nagatsu (Reviewer)
10 Jan 2020

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

The Annual Meeting of the Philosophical Society of Finland

Kristina Rolin (Speaker: Presenter)
9 Jan 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Journal of Economic Methodology (Journal)

N. Emrah Aydinonat (Editor in chief)
1 Jan 2020

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditor of research journal

Epistemic and Non-Epistemic Values in Ecology

Alkistis Elliott-Graves (Chair of organizing committee)
27 May 202029 May 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Prizes

Berggruen Research Fellow

S. M. Amadae (Recipient), 1 Jan 2020

Prize: Prizes and awards

Berggruen Research Fellow

S. M. Amadae (Recipient), 1 Jul 2020

Prize: Prizes and awards

Press / Media

Elämänkatsomustieto jakaa opettajia

Ilmari Hirvonen

13/09/2019

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Viikon debatti

Ilmari Hirvonen

01/03/2017

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media