T H E T E A M
The project's PI is Antti Kauppinen, who is Professor of Practical Philosophy at the University of Helsinki. He has broad research interests in ethics and many other areas of philosophy. Before moving back to Helsinki in 2018, he worked at various European universities, including Trinity College Dublin and St Andrews.
Antti's recent publications on the project's themes include 'Epistemic Norms and Epistemic Accountability' (Philosophers' Imprint 2018) and 'Rationality as the Rule of Reason' (Noûs online first). His current research topics include the relationship between reasons and accountability, the role of emotions in moral understanding and justification, and the nature of responsibility for non-voluntary responses.
You can contact Antti at email@example.com.
Antti Kauppinen's personal webpage
The project's co-PI, Maria Lasonen-Aarnio, is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Helsinki. She will be leading the ERC-funded Competence and Success in Epistemology and Beyond research project until the end of 2022.
Before moving to her native Finland, she was an Associate Professor (with tenure) at the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor. Before Michigan she was at Oxford, where she got a BPhil and DPhil (2010), and was a Fitzjames Research Fellow at Merton College. She is an Editor of Philosophy and Phenomenological Research.
Though Maria mainly works in epistemology, her philosophical interests are broad. At the moment she is writing a book for Oxford University Press that aims to formulate her big picture in epistemology, bringing together work she has published in various articles.
You can contact Maria at maria DOT lasonen AT helsinki DOT fi
Maria Lasonen-Aarnio's personal webpage
Max Lewis is the first of the project’s Postdoctoral Researchers. Before joining the project, he completed his Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania in 2020.
His main philosophical interests are in ethics (esp. metaethics and normative ethics) and epistemology, as well as their intersection. His current research interests include: moral and epistemic issues concerning moral deference, the nature and function of blame (and related responsibility practices), the relational nature of morality, moral understanding, and the relationship between mental states and moral properties.
You can contact Max at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Max Lewis’s personal webpage
The following philosophers have at least tentatively agreed to serve on the project's international advisory board:
Alison Hills (Oxford)
Benjamin Kiesewetter (Humboldt-Universitt zu Berlin)
Peter Railton (Michigan)
Mark Schroeder (University of Southern California)
Paulina Sliwa (Cambridge)
Miira Tuominen (Jyväskylä)
Jonathan Way (University of Southampton)
Ralph Wedgwood (University of Southern California)