Hille Paakkunainen

Assistant Professor, Philosophy

Research and Teaching Interests

Hille Paakkunainen works primarily in metaethics and philosophy of action, in part as these intersect.  Her current research focuses on two clusters of issues.  The first cluster concerns the nature of the property of being a 'normative reason' for some action--a consideration that counts in favor of that action--and how that property is related to the nature of agency and practical reasoning.  The second cluster of issues concerns the relationship between normative reasons and moral requirements.  Hille also has a side interest in some issues in virtue ethics and epistemology.


Selected Publications

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

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

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