Research and Teaching Interests
Hille Paakkunainen works in Metaethics, Epistemology, and Philosophy of Action. Most of her work thus far concerns the nature of various normative phenomena, such as having a good reason for doing something, or being justified in believing something; and the relationship between such phenomena and forms of reasoning or agency. She is also interested in how such normative phenomena fit into a naturalistic understanding of the world.
Paakkunainen regularly teaches courses in ethics and epistemology.
PhD, University of Pittsburgh
Internal Reasons: Contemporary Readings, edited by Setiya, K, Paakkunainen, H., The MIT Press (November 4, 2011), 400pp., ISBN-13: 978-0262516402
Rationality and Supervenience: A Comment on Broome (and Lord). Forthcoming in Australasian Philosophical Review.
Doubts about “Genuinely Normative” Epistemic Reasons. In Metaepistemology, ed. Whiting, D., Way, J. & McHugh, C. Oxford: Oxford University Press (2019).https://global.oup.com/academic/product/metaepistemology-9780198805366?cc=us&lang=en&
Doing Away with the “Shmagency” Objection to Constitutivism. Manuscrito 41 (4):431-480 (2018). Special issue on Agency & Rationality, ed. Sergio Tenenbaum & David Horst. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0100-6045.2018.v41n4.hp
The “Just Too Different” Objection to Normative Naturalism. Philosophy Compass 13 (2):1-13 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1111/phc3.12473
Internalism and Externalism about Reasons. In The Oxford Handbook of Reasons and Normativity, ed. Daniel Star. Oxford: Oxford University Press (2018). https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-oxford-handbook-of-reasons-and-normativity-9780199657889?cc=us&lang=en&
Can There Be Government House Reasons for Action? Journal of Ethics & Social Philosophy 12:56-93 (2017). https://doi.org/10.26556/jesp.v12i1.213