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Research interests

Ongoing and previous research projects (selection):

Speaking about Love, Thinking with Wittgenstein,  2019-

Explorative Inquiries: Analytical Tools for Reflecting on Oneself, Others and the World in Kindergarten, 2017-   (Stiftelsen för Åbo Akademi, Högskolestiftelsen i Österbotten) 

The Philosophical Import of Ordinary Language Philosophy: Austin, Ryle, Wittgenstein, and Their Contemporary Significance, 2016-2017 (Academy of Finland) 

Westermarck and Beyond: Evolutionary Approaches to Morality and Their Critics, 2009-2015 (Kone) 

Emotions in Dialogue: Perspectives from the Humanities, 2009-2011 (Academy of Finland) 

Doctoral thesis: What We Talk About when We Talk About Love, 2008

Biography

I defended my doctoral thesis What We Talk About when We Talk About Love in philosophy at Åbo Akademi University in 2008, opponent Alice Crary. In it I discussed how different ways of talking about love can throw light on philosophical discussions regaring emotions, identity, morality and meaning. After the defense I have worked partly as a researcher and partly as a teacher in philosophy, and to some extent in University pedagogy, at Åbo  Akademi University. 

Teaching

During the academic year 2021-22 I am mainly teaching within the new minor subject on Ethics in a globalized world. The subject offers two courses in English: "Truth, Power and Justice" and "Ethical and Globally Sustainable Leadership". The courses are also directed at the students in the Master's program om Social exclusion, for whom I am also responsible for the course "Social exclusion in a philosophical perspective" and the specialization course "Philosophical aspects on social exclusion". All of my courses can be taken as specializations in philosophy. 

I serve as supervisor for one Master's thesis in philosophy, one Master's thesis in social exclusion, and the PhD theses of Salla Aldrin Salskov, Evelina Salo och Christoffer Steffansson.

 

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