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World Bioethics Day: Protecting future generations


27.10.2023 at 12.00 - 15.45
12.00–12.15 Opening Words and An Award to an Active Member of the Unit, Susanne Uusitalo, International Chair in Bioethics, Unit Finland 12.15–13.15 Trading Off Lives and Livelihoods, Greg Bognar (Stockholm University, Sweden) 13.15– 13.35 Coffee break 13.35–14.35 Re-Framing the Unit of Analysis in...

Dissertation on philosophy of gender and sexual variance to expand understanding of good life and the human condition (Defense: VTM, FM Tiia Sudenkaarne, August 28th2021, philosophy)

Master of Social Sciences, Master of Arts Tiia Sudenkaarne introduces queer bioethics into Finnish academia. Her dissertation analyses how LGBTQI+ questions often considered marginal are philosophically robust and socio-politically important.

Neuroscience Sparks Discussion on Free Will


Neuroscience is increasing our knowledge of the functioning and structure of the human nervous system at a quickening pace, but at the same time it forces people to consider the motives of their actions and the limits of free will. At the University of Turku, challenges from neuroscience are met with a project combining philosophy, law and psychiatry.


The discipline of philosophy approaches the fundamental questions of societal activity, culture and special sciences from a critical standpoint. Philosophy plays a visible part in the research on institutional design and social mechanisms, one of the areas of strength of the University of Turku.