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  • PL 4 (Vuorikatu 3)

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    Finland

  • PL 4 (Vuorikatu 3), 118

    HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO

    Finland

20072021
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Publications 2007 2019

Tuhoaako tekoäly ihmisen itseymmärryksen?

Visala, A. O., 2019, In : Teologia.fi. 1/2019

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2018

Aivot, Jumala ja vapaa tahto: joitakin kriittisiä huomiota Veli-Matti Kärkkäisen näkemyksistä

Translated title of the contribution: God, Brains, and Free Will: Some Critical Remarks on the Views of Veli-Matti KärkkäinenVisala, A. O., 2018, Jotta maailma uskoisi: Ekumenia lähetystehtävän edistäjänä. Launonen, L. & Lehtinen, A. (eds.). Keuruu: Aikamedia, p. 308-329 22 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

Antti Gronow & Tuukka Kaidesoja (toim.). Ihmismielen sosiaalisuus [Book review]

Visala, A. O., 2018, In : Teologinen Aikakauskirja. 123, 2, p. 174-176 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature review (scientific)Scientific

Hercule Poirot ratkaisee: Hyvä puhe murhamysteerinä

Translated title of the contribution: Hercule Poirot solves the case: Good speech as a murder mysteryVisala, A. O., 20 Feb 2018, In : Retoriikan kesäkoulu - blogi.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

Human Cognition and the Image of God

Visala, A. O., 2018, The Christian Doctrine of Humanity. Crisp, O. & Sanders, F. (eds.). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, p. 91-109 19 p.

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

In What Senses Might Religion Be Natural?

Visala, A. O. & Barrett, J., 2018, The Naturalness of Belief: New Essays on Theism's Reasonability. Copan, P. & Taliaferro, C. (eds.). Lanham: Lexington Press, p. 67-84 18 p.

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

Kuinka tutkija voi säilyttää mielenterveytensä (rippeet)?

Translated title of the contribution: How a researcher can maintain some measure of her sanity? Visala, A. O., 15 May 2018, In : Areiopagi.fi.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

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Onko robotilla sielu, eli tekeekö laskentateho koneesta ihmisen?

Translated title of the contribution: Does a robot have a soul, or will increased computational power make machines human?Visala, A. O., 8 Jan 2018, In : Areiopagi.fi.

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Paskapuheen ABC

Translated title of the contribution: The ABC of BullshitVisala, A. O., 20 Mar 2018, In : Retoriikan kesäkoulu - blogi.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

Philosophy of Religion and the Scientific Turn

Visala, A. O. & Vainio, O-P., 13 Nov 2018, In : Palgrave Communications. 4, 8 p., 135.

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Pro-Science Rhetoric or a Research Program? Naturalism(s) in the Cognitive-Evolutionary Study of Religion

Visala, A. O., 2018, New Developments in the Cognitive Science of Religion: The Rationality of Religious Belief. Van Eyghen, H., Peels, R. & van den Brink, G. (eds.). Cham: Springer , p. 51-70 20 p. (New Approaches to the Scientific Study of Religion).

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

Tekoäly ja teologinen ihmiskäsitys

Translated title of the contribution: Artificial Intelligence and Theological AnthropologyVisala, A. O., 2018, In : Perusta. 4, p. 221-228 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

Tekoälyn teologiasta

Translated title of the contribution: On the Theology of Artificial IntelligenceVisala, A. O., 2018, In : Teologinen Aikakauskirja. 123, 5, p. 402-417 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Timo Honkela: Rauhankone [Book Review]

Visala, A. O., 2018, In : Teologinen Aikakauskirja. 123, 4, p. 371-373 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature review (scientific)Scientific

Tuhoaako robottien vallankumous meidät vai johdattaako se ihmiskunnan digitaaliseen paratiisiin?

Translated title of the contribution: Will the robot revolution annihilate us or lead humanity to a digital paradise? Visala, A. O., 16 Jan 2018, In : Areiopagi.fi.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

Uhkaako tekoäly ihmisen itseymmärrystä?

Translated title of the contribution: Is AI a Threat for Human Identity?Visala, A. O., 2018, In : Futura. 37, 4, p. 20-28 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

Vapaan tahdon filosofia

Translated title of the contribution: Free Will: A Philosophical and Scientific IntroductionVisala, A. O., 2018, Helsinki: Gaudeamus. 311 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookScientificpeer-review

Will the Structural Theory of the Image of God Survive Evolution?

Visala, A. O., Jul 2018, Finding Ourselves after Darwin: Conversations on the Image of God, Original Sin, and the Problem of Evil. Rosenberg, S. (ed.). Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, p. 64-78 15 p.

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

Wisdom and Freedom as Reason - Sensitive Action Control

Visala, A. O., 2018, Evolution of Wisdom: Major and Minor Keys. Fuentes, A. & Deane-Drummond, C. (eds.). Notre Dame, IN: Center for Theology, Science, and Human Flourishing, p. 104-113 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

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2017

Innostava puhuja: muista vastuusi

Visala, A. O., 1 Mar 2017, In : Retoriikan kesäkoulu - blogi.

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Neuronitko syypäitä? Viimeaikaista keskustelua tahdonvapaudesta ja tieteestä

Translated title of the contribution: Are My Neurons to Blame? : Recent Debates on Free Will and ScienceVisala, A. O., 2017, In : Ajatus. 74, p. 41-81 41 p.

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Reflections on the Debate: What Does Philosophy Have to Do with the Cognitive Study of Religion?

Visala, A., 2017, In : Method & Theory in the Study of Religion. 29, 4-5, p. 429-442 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

Some Remarks on Human Nature and Naturalism

Visala, A. O., 2017, Verb, Bones and Brains: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Human Nature. Visala, A. & Fuentes, A. (eds.). Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, p. 240-247 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

Steven Horst: Cognitive Pluralism. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press. 2016 [Book Review]

Visala, A. O., Mar 2017, In : ESSSAT News and Reviews. 27, 1, p. 39-43 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article reviewScientific

Tekoäly ja teologinen ihmiskäsitys

Translated title of the contribution: Artificial Intelligence and Theological AnthropologyVisala, A. O., 2017, Robotiikka, geenitekniikka, etiikka. Erävalo, E. (ed.). Helsinki: Ajatushautomo Kompassi, p. 11-34 24 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterProfessional

The Many Faces of Human Nature

Visala, A. O. & Fuentes, A., 2017, Verbs, Bones and Brains: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Human Nature. Visala, A. & Fuentes, A. (eds.). Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, p. 1-26 26 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

The Theory of Credition and Philosophical Accounts of Belief: Looking for Common Ground

Visala, A. O. & Angel, H-F., 2017, Process of Believing: The Acquisition, Maintenance, and Change in Creditions. Angel, H-F., Oviedo, L., Paloutzian, R., Anne, R. & Seitz, R. (eds.). Springer-Verlag, p. 183-193 11 p. (New Approaches to the Scientific Study of Religion).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

Totuuden jälkeistä aikaa ei ole ollut eikä tule

Translated title of the contribution: There never was nor will there ever be a post-truth timeVisala, A. O., 2 May 2017, In : Areiopagi.fi.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

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Tunnustaminen ja uskonnolliset konfliktit: Kognitiivisia ja evolutiivisia näkökulmia

Translated title of the contribution: Recognition and Religious Conflict: Cognitive and Evolutionary PerspectivesVisala, A. O., 2017, Uskonto ja kamppailu tunnustamisesta. Haara, H. & Palmén, R. (eds.). Helsinki: Suomalainen teologinen kirjallisuusseura, Vol. 285. p. 154-172 19 p. (Suomalaisen Teologisen Kirjallisuusseuran julkaisuja; no. 285).

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

Unohdettu vaihtoehto? Tahdonvapauden ja determinismin yhteensopivuus

Translated title of the contribution: The Forgotten Option?: The Compatibility of Free Will and DeterminismVisala, A. O., 7 Feb 2017, In : Areiopagi.fi.

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Verbs, Bones and Brains: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Human Nature

Visala, A. O. (ed.) & Fuentes, A. (ed.), 2017, Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press. 302 p.

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issueScientificpeer-review

2016

Aava. Lukion uskonto 1: Avaa näkymiä uskontoo

Hietamäki, M. M. E., Raunio-Hannula, O., Visala, A. O., Tolonen, A-L., Stewart, T. R., Vainio, S. & Visala, A. O., Mar 2016, Helsinki: Edukustannus. 206 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookProfessional

Älä keskustele–saarnaa!

Translated title of the contribution: Don't discuss–preach!Visala, A. O., 16 Mar 2016, In : Retoriikan kesäkoulu - blogi.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

Free Will, Moral Responsibility and the Sciences: A Brief Overview

Visala, A. O., 2016, In : ESSSAT News and Reviews. 26, 3, p. 5-19 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

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Hyväntahtoisuus: Tärkeämpää kuin uskoitkaan

Translated title of the contribution: Benevolent Interpretation: More Important than You ThinkVisala, A. O., 22 Feb 2016, In : Retoriikan kesäkoulu - blogi.

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Miksi edes vaivautua miettimään onko tahto vapaa vai ei?

Translated title of the contribution: Why even bother to think whether we have free will or not?Visala, A. O., 9 Aug 2016, In : Areiopagi.fi.

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Tolerance or Recognition: What Can We Expect?

Visala, A. & Vainio, O-P., 2016, In : Open Theology. 2, 1, p. 553-565 12 p.

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Veljeä ei jätetä: Heimomieli ja uskonnollinen väkivalta

Translated title of the contribution: No Brother Left Behind: Groupmind and Religious ViolenceVisala, A. O., 12 Apr 2016, In : Areiopagi.fi.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

What Does Theology Have to Do With Evidence? Exploring Analytic Theology and Epistemology

Visala, A., 2016, In : The journal of analytic theology. 4, p. 291-316 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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2015

American Sniper: Sotahullu vai sankari?

Translated title of the contribution: American Sniper: A War Hero or a Madman?Visala, A. O., 5 Mar 2015, In : Hyvejohtajuus.fi -verkkojulkaisu.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

Born idolaters: The limits of the philosophical implications of the cognitive science of religion

Jong, J., Kavanagh, C. & Visala, A., Jun 2015, In : Neue Zeitschrift für systematische Theologie und Religionsphilosophie.. 57, 2, p. 244-266 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

C.S. Lewis ja Elisabeth Anscombe Oxfordin Sokraattisella klubilla 1948

Vainio, O-P. & Visala, A., 2015, In : Teologinen Aikakauskirja. 2015, 3, p. 248-257 10 p.

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Cognition, Brain and Religious Experience: A Critical Analysis

Visala, A., 2015, Springer Handbook of Neuroethics. Clausen, J. & Levy, N. (eds.). Springer Netherlands, p. 1553-1568 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

Conversations on Human Nature

Visala, A. O. & Fuentes, A., 2015, Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press, Inc. 325 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookScientificpeer-review

Human Nature(s): Human Nature at the Crossroads of Conflicting Interests

Visala, A. O. & Fuentes, A., 2015, In : Theology and Science. 13, 1, p. 25-42 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Käveleekö ihmisen erityisyys ulos kuvioista, jos kristillinen fysikalismi on totta?

Translated title of the contribution: Human Uniqueness and Christian PhysicalismVisala, A. O., 8 Dec 2015, In : Areiopagi.fi.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

Kuinka kohdella toisten ajatuksia hyveellisesti?

Translated title of the contribution: How to Treat Other People's Ideas Virtuously?Visala, A. O., 7 Apr 2015, In : Retoriikan kesäkoulu - blogi.

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Mad Max: Fury Road: Rytinää ja rikkinäisyyden filosofiaa

Translated title of the contribution: Mad Max: Fury Road: Car Crashes and the Philosophy of BrokennessVisala, A. O., 21 May 2015, In : Hyvejohtajuus.fi -verkkojulkaisu.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public