Project Details

Layman's description

My postdoctoral project explores what collectively caused harms we can be complicit in, what is the nature of collective agents like corporations, and what we mean by their responsibility. I am also interested in questions to do with knowledge and ignorance: the mechanisms that can cause institutional ignorance, or the use of agnotology tactics (deliberately spreading misinformation) to delay collective action to address climate change, to give but one example. The project has received funding from the Finnish Cultural Foundation.

The project blog can be found at:
Effective start/end date01/01/2018 → …


  • Finnish Cultural Foundation: €28,000.00

Research Output

Culpable ignorance in a collective setting

Hormio, S. M., Dec 2018, Action, Value and Metaphysics : Proceedings of the Philosophical Society of Finland Colloquium 2018 . Kuorikoski, J. & Toppinen, T. (eds.). Helsinki: Philosophical Society of Finland, p. 7-34 28 p. (Acta Philosophica Fennica; vol. 94).

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

Open Access


  • 2 Invited talk

Being collectively responsible for climate change

Säde Hormio (Invited speaker)

20 Apr 201821 Apr 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Climate change responsibility as members of collective agents

Säde Hormio (Invited speaker)

16 May 201819 May 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk