Personal profile

Research interests

I am an ethicists and environmental philosopher with broad interdisciplinary interests. I am especially curious about cultural and conceptual conditions of sustainability transformation, sustainability ethics, moral psychology, normativity, and metaethics, as well as philosophical anthropology, philosophy of cognitive science and social ontology. I have written much about relational agency and ontology. 

I have authored a monograph Relational Agency and Environmental Ethics. A Journey beyond Humanism as We Know It (Lexington Books 2023)

Ongoing research projects:

- Relational Sustainability Ethics (2024-2027) at the University of Helsinki (Faculty of Theology and HELSUS) and the University of Antwerp (Faculty of Philosophy, the Centre of Ethics), funded by Kone Foundation and the Finnish Cultural Foundation. 

- Role of an Individual in Transformation of Biodiversity Politics (2023-2027) at Tampere University. 

Previous experience:

- In a previous research project (2022-23) I explored the Implications of  enactivism for the notion of autonomy and environmental responsibility.

- My doctoral thesis Ecologically Relational Moral Agency. Conceptual Shifts in Environmental Ethics and Their Philosophical Implications (University of Helsinki 2020) analyzed the role of philosophical anthropology and concepions of moral agency for the prospecs of ethics to deal with complex environmental issues, and lauched a relational approach to agency and metaethics.

- I have acted as a University Lecturer of Ethics (UH), istructor in professional further training for the Church personnel (LNK), and researcher of a strategic project at SITRA. 

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Theology, Ecologically Relational Moral Agency. Conceptual Shifts in Environmental Ethics and Their Philosophical Implications, University of Helsinki

Award Date: 7 Apr 2020

External positions

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Antwerp

1 Mar 202431 Aug 2025

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Tampere University

1 Sept 2023 → …

Fields of Science

  • 611 Philosophy
  • Ethics
  • Environmental Philosophy
  • Agency
  • Metaethics
  • Philosophical Anthropology
  • Enactivism
  • posthumanism
  • Philosophy of mind and cognitive science
  • political philosophy
  • 614 Theology
  • Ethics
  • Social and Moral Philosophy
  • Environmental Theology
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Systematic theology

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.