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Hemmo
Laiho
Docent, Faculty of Social Sciences
University Lecturer, Philosophy
PhD

Contact

+358 29 450 3051
+358 50 465 8250
Assistentinkatu 7
20500
Turku

Areas of expertise

History of philosophy
Kant
philosophy of perception
philosophy of mind
philosophy of science
aesthetics

Biography

I received my PhD in philosophy from the University of Turku in 2012 upon completion of my award-winning thesis Perception in Kant’s Model of Experience. Since then, I have held various research and/or teaching positions in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Turku. In 2016, I was a Fulbright Scholar in the Department of Philosophy at the University of California, San Diego. From 2018 to 2020, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Turku Institute for Advanced Studies (TIAS).

Teaching

Autumn 2022: Introduction to Philosophy; A10 Seminar; A11 Bachelor's Seminar

Spring 2022: History of Philosophy; A10 Seminar



Research

My current research has two main branches. The one that carries on from my TIAS project is to analyse the implicit epistemic underpinnings of a scientific physicalist worldview and the paradoxes these underpinnings bring into our understanding of ourselves as human beings. The other branch is Kant's theoretical philosophy, especially Kant's theory of perception, and its relation to contemporary issues in philosophy of mind and related fields. I also have a long-time interest in aesthetics, and lately have become more and more interested in political philosophy, especially in the tradition of the Enlightenment and its connections to society today.



Publications

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Two Functions of Perception in Kant (2020)

Con-Textos Kantianos International Journal of Philosophy
Hemmo Laiho
(Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A1))

Pascal's Wager for Climate Denialist (2020)

Turku Collegium for Science and Medicine (TCSM) and Turku Institute for Advanced Studies (TIAS) Blogs site
Hemmo Laiho
(Yleistajuinen artikkeli tai blogikirjoitus (E1))

Kant in Finland (2020)

Con-Textos Kantianos International Journal of Philosophy
Milla Vaha, Hemmo Laiho, Markus Nikkarla
(Kirjoitus tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (B1))