I am an Academy of Finland Research Fellow at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Tampere. I was recently awarded a Wallenberg Academy Fellowship at the University of Gothenburg (from July 2017). Before all this, I used to be an Assistant Professor at Trinity College Dublin, where I continue as a Visiting Research Fellow. I work mostly on ethics and metaethics. I also like to teach political philosophy. The best way to reach me is by email at a.kauppinen (at) gmail.com.
In the last several years, I have written a fair bit about well-being, or what is ultimately in our self-interest. The view I've been developing emphasizes the importance of meaningful agency over time both in itself and for the affective condition of happiness. I've also worked quite a bit on the various roles of emotions and attitudes in morality. Finally, I'm interested in the nature of reasons and rationality, though I think they're not as fundamental for morality and normativity in general as many others do these days.