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Personal profile

Research interests

I am an ethicists and environmental philosopher with broad interdisciplinary interests. My current research interests focus on the challenges of the relational understanding of mind and cognition to the modern humanist framework of ethics, to ethical theories, and to the role of the nonhuman beings and the material culture in ethics. My interests, thus, include: enactivism, enactivist ethics, relational autonomy, relational responsibility, relational realism, humanism, new materialism, metaethics, moral epistemology, environmental ethics, and social ontology - among others.

Postdoctoral projects:

My current project (2022-2023) concerns implications of the enactivist notion of autonomy for environmental responsibilities.

My monograph forthcoming: Relational Agency and Environmental Ethics. A Journey beyond Humanism as We Know It (Lexington Books, Rowman & Littlefield)

I was awarded my PhD from the University of Helsinki at the Faculty of Theology 2020. My doctoral research on ethics and environmental philosophy generated dissertation titled Ecologically Relational Moral Agency. Conceptual Shifts in Environmental Ethics and Their Philosophical Implications.

Previous work experience:

I have previously worked as a fulltime lecturer in ethics and systematic theology at the University of Helsinki (2003-2008), as a researcher (5 years) and part-time lecturer in ethics, philosophy and interdisciplinary environmental sciences, and as an instructor in further education (Step-koulutus).

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Theology, University of Helsinki

Award Date: 7 Apr 2020

External positions

Senior instructor in further education, STEP koulutus

2010 → …

Fields of Science

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