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Hille Paakkunainen

Hille Paakkunainen


Assistant Professor
Philosophy

hpaakkun@syr.edu

532 Hall of Languages
315.443.5827


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.

Selected Publications

'Can There Be Government House Reasons for Action?', forthcoming in Journal of Ethics & Social Philosophy

'The "Just Too Different" Objection to Normative Naturalism', forthcoming in Philosophy Compass.

'Internalism and Externalism about Reasons', forthcoming in The Oxford Handbook of Reasons and Normativity, ed. Daniel Star.  Oxford: Oxford University Press.

'Normativity and Agency', in Routledge Handbook of Metaethics, ed. Tristram McPherson & David Plunkett.  Routledge, 2017.

'Vindicating Practical Norms: Metasemantic Strategies', Oxford Studies in Metaethics, Vol. 9, ed. Russ Shafer-Landau.  Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.

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