I am a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Helsinki. In the fall of 2018 I started a three year post-doc in an European Research Council funded project entitled ‘Competence and Success in Epistemology and Beyond’ which is led by Maria Lasonen-Aarnio.

I gained my PhD at the University of Helsinki in March 2018. Professor John Greco (St. Louis) acted as my opponent. I mainly work in epistemology, but my philosophical interests are broad, encompassing meta-ethics, philosophy of mind, metaphysics and metametaphysics. Currently I’m working on morally loaded cases in epistemology, defeat, the structure of risk, and the nature of competences.

When I am not doing philosophy I enjoy spending time in the nature by fishing, hiking and picking mushrooms. I also brew beer on a regular basis and practice historical European martial arts.

You can e-mail me at jaakko DOT hirvela AT helsinki DOT fi

My office is located at: Metsätalo, Unioninkatu 40, Room A610  (Post: PL 24, FI-00014 University of Helsinki)