What is sustainability within health, diagnostics and drug development? What are the environmental impacts of medication and food? What are the ethical decisions in relation to the cost of medication?
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.
Philosopher Maija-Riitta Ollila perceives the world through the relationship of a part and the whole. As the Professor of Practice in Global Business Ethics at Turku School of Economics, she challenges the students and researchers to question their presuppositions.
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.