The Department of Philosophy in Tartu is arguably the most active center of philosophical research in the Baltics. The department hosts a considerable number of national and international research projects which fuel a busy schedule of conferences, workshops, research seminars, summer schools and reading groups. In previous years the department has attracted funding for long-term postdoc projects as well as for research visits by international PhD students. If you are interested in collaborating with our research groups or if you are interested in a research visit, please contact us.
You can learn about the department's research projects here. If you would like more specific information about one of the projects please contact the supervisor for that project.
Information on our institutional research grant on disagreements.
Detailed overview of all the research projects in our Department.
All the academic events that take place in our Department.
Description of the research networks the Department belongs to.
Selection of current publications
Frances, B. (2018). Why the vagueness paradox is amazing, Think 17:27-38.
Orsi, F. (2018). Mill and sexual reform, Think 17:101-112.
Yli‐Vakkuri, J. and Hawthorne, J. (2018). The Necessity of Mathematics, Nous, Online first
Fritz, P., Hawthorne, J. and Yli-Vakkuri, J. (2018). Operator arguments revisited, Philosophical Studies, Online first
Mets, A. (2018). A Philosophical Critique of the Distinction of Representational and Pragmatic Measurements on the Example of the Periodic System of Chemical Elements, Foundations of Science, Online first.
Tooming, U. (2018). There is Something about the Image: A Defence of the Two‐Component View of Imagination, Dialectica, 72: 121-139.
Orsi, F. (2018). Normative Judgment and Rational Requirements: A Reply to Ridge, Analytic Philosophy, 59: 281-290.
Kitsik, E.(2018). Explication as a Strategy for Revisionary Philosophy, Synthese, Online First: 1-22.
Simm, K. (2018). Can Theories of Global Justice Be Useful in Humanitarian Response?, Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, 27: 261-270.
Strohminger, M. and Yli-Vakkuri, J. (2018). Knowledge of objective modality, Philosophical Studies, Online first.
Eigi, J., Velbaum, K., Lõhkivi, E., Simm, K., Kokkov, K. (2018) Supervision, mentorship and peer networks: how Estonian early career researchers get (or fail to get) support, Roars Transactions, a Journal on Research Policy and Evaluation, 6: 1-16.
Frances, B. and Matheson, J. (2018) Disagreement, Edward N. Zalta (toim) The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Spring 2018 Edition).
Kitsik, E. (2018). Answering Existence Questions in the Best Language for Inquiry, Philosophia, Online first: 1-16.
Puusepp, V. (2018). Can the problem of the observability of other minds be solved in the lab?: Comment on “Seeing mental states: An experimental strategy for measuring the observability of other minds” by Cristina Becchio et al., Physics of Life Reviews.
Talpsepp-Randla, E. (toim.) (2017). Contemporary Questions of Metaphysics in Science: NNPS 2016, Studia Philosophica Estonica, Vol. 10.1.