•  131
    Russell's Early Metaphysics of Propositions
    Prolegomena 8 (2): 159-192. 2009.
    In Bertrand Russell’s The Principles of Mathematics and related works, the notion of a proposition plays an important role; it is by analyzing propositions, showing what kinds of constituents they have, that Russell arrives at his core logical concepts. At this time, his conception of proposition contains both a conventional and an unconventional part. The former is the view that propositions are the ultimate truth-bearers; the latter is the view that the constituents of propositions are “worldl…Read more
  •  91
    A combinatorial theory of modality
    with Janne Hiipakka and Markku Keinänen
    Australasian Journal of Philosophy 77 (4). 1999.
    This paper explores the prospects of a combinatorial account of modality. We argue against David M. Armstrong’s version of combinatorialism, which seeks to do without modal primitives, on the grounds, among other things, that Armstrong’s basic ontological categories are themselves subject to non-contingent constraints on recombination. We outline an alternative version, which acknowledges the necessity of modal primitives, at the level of ontology, and not just of our concepts.
  •  52
    Vaativa esitys metafysiikasta (review)
    Ajatus 58 273-287. 2001.
    A book review on Riku Juti's book "Johdatus Metafysiikkaan" (An Introduction to Metaphysics).
  •  30
    Logical semantics—truth and analyticity
    Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 80 (1): 135-177. 2003.
    Finland is internationally known as one of the leading centers of twentieth century analytic philosophy. This volume offers for the first time an overall survey of the Finnish analytic school. The rise of this trend is illustrated by original articles of Edward Westermarck, Eino Kaila, Georg Henrik von Wright, and Jaakko Hintikka. Contributions of Finnish philosophers are then systematically discussed in the fields of logic, philosophy of language, philosophy of science, history of philosophy, e…Read more
  •  25
    Russell on Negative Judgement
    Topoi 39 (3): 727-742. 2020.
    This paper concerns Bertrand Russell’s changing views on negative judgement. ‘Negative judgement’ is considered in the context of three theories of judgement that Russell put forth at different times: a dual relation theory ; a multiple relation theory ; a psychological theory of judgement. Four issues are singled out for a more detailed discussion: quality dualism versus quality monism, that is, the question whether judgement comes in two kinds, acceptance and rejection, or whether there is onl…Read more
  •  24
    Russellova rana metafizika propozicija
    Prolegomena 8 (2): 159-192. 2009.
    In Bertrand Russell’s "The Principles of Mathematics" and related works, the notion of a proposition plays an important role; it is by analyzing propositions,showing what kinds of constituents they have, that Russell arrives at his core logical concepts. At this time, his conception of proposition contains both a conventional and an unconventional part. The former is the view that propositions are the ultimate truth-bearers; the latter is the view that the constituents of propositions are “world…Read more
  •  24
    This is a review of A. Skodo (ed.) "Other Logics: Alternatives to Formal Logic in the History of Thought and Contemporary Philosophy"
  •  19
    Since its publication in 1967, van Heijenoort’s paper, “Logic as Calculus and Logic as Language” has become a classic in the historiography of modern logic. According to van Heijenoort, the contrast between the two conceptions of logic provides the key to many philosophical issues underlying the entire classical period of modern logic, the period from Frege’s Begriffsschrift (1879) to the work of Herbrand, Gödel and Tarski in the late 1920s and early 1930s. The present paper is a critical reflec…Read more
  •  14
    Review: G. Stevens. The Theory of Descriptions: Russell and the Philosophy of Language (review)
    Journal for the History of Analytical Philosophy 2 (1). 2013.
    This is a review of G. Stevens. The Theory of Descriptions: Russell and the Philosophy of Language
  •  13
    Aaron Preston, ed., Analytic Philosophy: An Interpretive History
    Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science. forthcoming.
  •  13
    Aaron Preston, ed. Analytic Philosophy: An Interpretive History. New York: Routledge, 2017. Pp. 287. $150.00 ; $50.00 (review)
    Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 8 (1): 222-226. 2018.
  •  8
    Michael Beaney , The Oxford Handbook of the History of Analytic Philosophy (review)
    Journal for the History of Analytical Philosophy 3 (3). 2015.
    Michael Beaney The Oxford Handbook of the History of Analytic Philosophy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. 1161 pp. ISBN: 978–0–19–923884–2.
  •  4
    Frege, the Normativity of Logic, and the Kantian Tradition
    In Gisela Bengtsson, Simo Säätelä & Alois Pichler (eds.), New Essays on Frege: Between Science and Literature, Springer. pp. 47-74. 2018.
    This paper considers the role of constitutivity and normativity in Frege’s conception of logic. It outlines an historical interpretation with two goals. First, it traces these concepts back to their origins in Kant’s philosophy. Second, it considers some of the different ways in which the issue of normativity and its proper grounding was addressed in the neo-Kantian tradition and in early analytic philosophy. Some neo-Kantians worked out an epistemic-normative conception of objective judgment, a…Read more
  • Eripituisia esseitä S. Albert Kivisen 70-vuotispäivän kunniaksi (edited book)
    with Janne Hiipakka
    . 2006.