Juha Räikkä is a professor of philosophy at the University of Turku, Finland. He defended his doctoral dissertation at the University of Turku in 1992 after studying in the autumn term 1989 and in the spring term 1992 at the University of Miami, Florida. Räikkä was a post-doctoral researcher in Austin, Texas, during the spring term in 1994. He has visited the European University Institute in Florence many times (1999 – 2010), and in August 2005 he did research at the Finnish Institute for Classical Studies in Rome. Räikkä was a visiting scholar at the University of Pavia in May 2013, February 2016 and February 2020. He was the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Turku from August 2017 to December 2019, and is presently the Vice Dean and the Chair of the Faculty’s doctoral school.


Räikkä’s research interests focus on ethics and political philosophy. He has published papers on issues such as global justice, population ethics, group rights, privacy, autonomy, guilt, forgiveness, self-deception, compromise, concept of feasibility, conspiracy theory, and trust. Räikkä’s publications include a book titled Social Justice in Practice (Springer 2014) and a book (in Finnish) Philosophy of Conspiracy Theories (2021). He is the Co-Editor of Adaptation and Autonomy (Springer 2013). Article on “Distribution and Ignorance” was published in Synthese in 2021. To see more of his activities, please take a look at his articles, papers, projects and books.


Publications, papers, projects