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Hille Paakkunainen

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Research and Teaching Interests

Hille Paakkunainen works primarily in ethics and philosophy of action, in part as these intersect. Within ethics, her main interests are metaethical. She is currently working on issues concerning the foundations of practical normativity, the relationship between first-order normative claims and metanormative claims, instrumentalism, and internalism/externalism about normative reasons for action. Within philosophy of action, her current work is on autonomy, the nature of practical reasoning as such, and on character dispositions as sources of action. Hille is also cultivating a side interest in foundational issues in epistemology that parallel foundational issues in the study of norms of practical reason.


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Selected Publications

(Forthcoming) Internal Reasons: Contemporary Readings.  Kieran Setiya and Hille Paakkunainen, eds.  Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2012.