I am Professor of Practical Philosophy at the University of Helsinki. I work mostly on ethics and metaethics, on topics like normativity, meaning in life, well-being, and moral sentiments. From 2019 to 2023, I was the
PI of the Academy of Finland Research Project
Responsible Beliefs: Why Ethics and Epistemology Need Each Other
and will be the co-PI of
's Kone Foundation project
The Many Faces of Inquiry
Since November 2022, I've been an editor at my favourite journal,
Philosophy and Phenomenological Research.
The best way to reach me is by email at a.kauppinen (at) gmail.com.
Currently, my personal favourites among my papers include the following: On normativity:
Epistemic Norms and Epistemic Accountability.
Telic Perfectionism and the Badness of Pain
. On meaning in life:
Against Seizing the Day
. On moral epistemology:
A Humean Theory of Moral Intuition
. On moral psychology:
Empathy, Emotion Regulation, and Moral Judgment.
On applied ethics:
Who Should Bear the Risk When Self-Driving Vehicles Crash?
Creativity, Spontaneity, and Merit
Photo: Maarit Kytöharju
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