Timo Airaksinen

Timo Airaksinen Professor Dept. of Politics and Economics/Moral and Social Philosophy, PL 24 (Unionink. 40 A), FI-00014 University of Helsinki, Finland Email: timo.airaksinen@helsinki.fi Timo Airaksinen (born 25 April 1947 in Vaasa, Finland) is Professor of Moral Philosophy in the Discipline of Social and Moral Philosophy at Helsinki University. By longstanding tradition in the University of Helsinki, the philosophy faculty is divided into two major areas, the practical and the theoretical. He graduated from the University of Turku in 1971 and defended his doctoral dissertation The Hegelianism of Bradley and McTaggart in 1975. He specializes in ethics and social philosophy, ethics of technology, the history of philosophy, and education. He has written on a wide range of topics dealing with these issues, from the thinking of Hobbes to Marquis de Sade. Airaksinen also regularly contributes to scientific research in Europe (a.e. Munich Social Science Review) and to public debate in Finland and has had a column in the newspaper Helsingin Sanomat. Timo Airaksinen is a member of the editorial boards of the leading Finnish philosophical journal Acta Philosophica Fennica and of the yearbook Berkeley Studies. Also he is vice-president of the International Berkeley Society.

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