My primary field of interest is history of modern philosophy; in 2007, I obtained my Ph.D. on Spinoza’s metaphysics. I currently work on the Kone Foundation project The Emergence of Pessimism and am the Principal Investigator of the Emil Aaltonen Foundation research project The Modern View of Concepts. I am also a member of the Editorial Board of the newly launched Journal of Spinoza Studies (University of Groningen Press).

Thematically, what interests me most are basic ontological questions and the views of human existence connected to them; or, perhaps one can say, the interplay between metaphysics and ethics. Accordingly, I have published on both so-called theoretical and practical topics in the era that spans, roughly, from Descartes to Nietzsche.



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Updated: 17 February 2023