Uskali Mäki
  • PL 24 (Unioninkatu 40), A512



1980 …2023

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Curriculum vitae

Professor of Social and Moral Philosophy, University of Helsinki

Academy Professor, Academy of Finland

Director, Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences


Department of Political and Economic Studies (Philosophy)
PL 24 (Unioninkatu 40 A)
00014 University of Helsinki

tel +358-9-191 29298
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I am Academy Professor (Academy of Finland, 2013 – 2017) at the University of Helsinki, where I direct the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences TINT (2012 - 2017). I am also Professor of Social and Moral Philosophy at the University of Helsinki.

In 2006 - 2011, I was Academy Professor (Academy of Finland) at the University of Helsinki where I directed TINT (Trends and Tensions in Intellectual Integration).


In 1995-2006, I was Professor of Philosophy at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam, directing Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics (EIPE).


I am a former editor of the Journal of Economic Methodology (JEM, 1995-2005) and former Chair the International Network for Economic Method (INEM, 2007-2008).

Education information

Doctor of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki 1990 (Title of the dissertation: “Studies in Realism and Explanation in Economics”); Studies in economics and in philosophy, New York University, 1985-1986 (NYU Fellowship); Licentiate of Social Sciences (Economics, Philosophy), University of Helsinki 1985;
Master of Social Sciences (Economics, Philosophy, Mathematics, Statistics, Sociology), University of Helsinki 1978

Fields of Science

  • 611 Philosophy
  • Philosophy of economics
  • Economic methodology
  • Philosophy of science
  • Philosophy of social sciences
  • Social studies of science
  • Social ontology
  • Social epistemology
  • Rhetoric of inquiry
  • Models
  • Scientific realism
  • Interdisciplinarity
  • Explanation
  • 511 Economics

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.