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  • PL 24 (Unioninkatu 40), A512

    HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO

    Finland

1980 …2018
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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
fax +358-9-191 28333

Email uskali.maki@helsinki.fi

 

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

Keywords

  • 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.

Publications 1980 2018

Disciplinary emotions in imperialistic interdisciplinarity

Salmela, M. E. M. & Mäki, I. U., 2018, Scientific Imperialism : Exploring the Boundaries of Interdisciplinarity. Mäki, U., Walsh, A. & Fernández Pinto, M. (eds.). Abingdon: Routledge, p. 31-50 20 p. (Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society).

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Rights and wrongs of economic modelling: refining Rodrik

Mäki, I. U., 2018, In : Journal of Economic Methodology. 25, 3, p. 218-236 19 p.

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Introduction: core issues in scientific imperialism

Mäki, I. U., Walsh, A. & Fernández Pinto, M., 2017, Scientific Imperialism: Exploring the Boundaries of Interdisciplinarity. Mäki, U., Walsh, A. & Fernández Pinto, M. (eds.). London : Routledge, p. 1-10 10 p.

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Modelling failure

Mäki, I. U., 12 May 2017, Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science: Proceedings of the 15th International Congress (Helsinki). Leitgeb, H., Niiniluoto, I., Seppälä, P. & Sober, E. (eds.). College Publications, 20

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Extra-academic transdisciplinarity and scientific pluralism: what might they learn from one another?

Koskinen, A. V. I. & Mäki, I. U., 2016, In : European Journal for Philosophy of Science. 6, 3, p. 419–444 6 p.

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Projects 2012 2017

Activities 1988 2018

Routledge (Publisher)

Ismo Uskali Mäki (Editor), Manuela Fernández Pinto (Editor), Adrian Walsh (Editor)
2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditor of research anthology/collection/conference proceedings

Chairing a panel on freedom of art, science, and religion.

Ismo Uskali Mäki (Participant)
27 Oct 2017

Activity: Other activity typesOther

European Philosophy of Science Association Conference

Ismo Uskali Mäki (Speaker: Presenter)
6 Sep 20179 Sep 2017

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

Keynote on Interdisciplinarity

Ismo Uskali Mäki (Keynote speaker)
10 May 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Interdisciplinary Futures: Open the Social Sciences 20 years later

Uskali Mäki (Member of organizing committee)
19 Jan 201720 Jan 2017

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

Press / Media

Tiede tarvitsee paremman ymmärryksen itsestään

Uskali Mäki

15/03/2017

1 item of media coverage

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Käry kävi, kuka yllättyi?

Uskali Mäki

01/01/2015

1 media contribution

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Filosofit kiistelevät oppituolista (haastattelu)

Uskali Mäki

01/01/2009

1 media contribution

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Rationaalisuus lumosi taloustieteen (haastattelu)

Uskali Mäki

01/01/2009

1 media contribution

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Realism from the ‘lands of Kaleva’: an interview with Uskali Mäki

Uskali Mäki

01/01/2008

1 media contribution

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