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.
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Selection of current publications
Kattago, S. (2020). Being with the Dead: Burial, Ancestral Politics, and the Roots of Historical Consciousness, Memory Studies 13:347-360.
Hellerma, J. (2020). History on the Move: Reimagining Historical Change and the (Im)possibility of Utopia in the 21st Century, Journal of the Philosophy of History Online first.
Hellerma, J. (2020). Koselleck on Modernity, Historik, and Layers of Time, History and Theory 59:188−209.
Vihalemm, R. (2020). On the Transition to Quantitative Inquiry in Chemistry, Acta Baltica Historiae et Philosophiae Scientiarum 8:126-132. Translated by: Ave Mets
Mets, A. (2020). A Measurement-Theoretic View on the Early Evolution of the Ordering of Chemical Elements, Acta Baltica Historiae et Philosophiae Scientiarum 8:5-32
Orsi, F. & Garcia, A. G. (2020). The explanatory objection to the fitting attitude analysis of value, Philosophical Studies 27.
Orsi, F. (2020). Hume and the Guise of the Bad, Journal of Scottish Philosophy 18 (1):39-56
Simm, K. (2020). Ethical decision-making in humanitarian medicine: how best to prepare?, Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness 2020 Apr 13:1-14
Pearson, J. S. (2020). The Value of Malevolent Creativity, The Journal of Value Inquiry Online first
Kõiv, R. (2020). Mis, kes, kuidas ja millal on sotsiaalselt konstrueeritud, Akadeemia 32: 54-77.
Jakapi R. (2020). Early Modern Natural Philosophy Allied with Revealed Religion: Boyle and Whiston, Fuller M., Evers D., Runehov A., Sæther KW., Michollet B. (eds) Issues in Science and Theology: Nature – and Beyond Issues in Science and Religion: Publications of the European Society for the Study of Science and Theology, vol 5. Springer, Cham.
Kõiv, R. (2020). Elusive vehicles of genetic representations, Biology and Philosophy 35.
Davies, A. (2020). Identity display: another motive for metalinguistic disagreement, Inquiry, Online First.
Kitsik, E. (2020). Conceptual Engineering and Ways of Believing, Erkenntnis, Online First.
Orsi, F. (2019). Seks, surm ja perverssus, Akadeemia 7, lk 1301−1312
Orsi, F. (2019). Kuidas antropotseenis õigesti talitada, Vikerkaar 9, September 2019
Kõiv, R. (2019). Causal Social Construction, Journal of Social Ontology 5 (1), 77−99.
Kattago, S. (2019). Encountering the Past within the Present, Routledge.
Meriste, H. (2019). Against Exclusively Retrospective Guilt, Cokelet, B. ja Maley, C. J. (eds), The Moral Psychology of Guilt. Rowman & Littlefield International.
Fritz, P., Hawthorne, J., Yli‐Vakkuri, J. (2019). Operator arguments revisited, Philosophical Studies, 176: 2933–2959.
Eigi, J. (2019). How to think about shared norms and pluralism without circularity: A reply to Anna Leuschner, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A, 75: 51-56.
Tooming, U. (2019). Active desire, Philosophical Psychology, Online first
Sova, H. (2019). A Non-substantial Meta-semantics for Global Expressivism, Acta Analytica Online first.
Kattago, S. (2019). Statelessness, Refugees, and Hospitality: Reading Arendt and Kant in the Twenty-First Century, New German Critique 46:15-40.
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.