I am a university researcher at the University of Helsinki. Currently I work in an Academy of Finland project entitled ‘Responsible Beliefs: Why Ethics and Epistemology Need Each Other’.

I gained my PhD at the University of Helsinki in March 2018. Professor John Greco (St. Louis) acted as my opponent. I work mainly in epistemology, but my philosophical interests are broad, encompassing meta-ethics, philosophy of mind, philosophy of action, metaphysics and metametaphysics. Currently I’m working on the structure and metaphysics of risk, the nature of competences, moral encroachment, and modality. In September 2023 I will start as a PI in a three-year project “The Structure and Nature of Risk”, funded by the Kone Foundation.

When I am not doing philosophy I enjoy spending time in the nature by fishing, hiking and picking mushrooms. I also brew beer on an irregular basis and play board games.

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

My office is located at: Metsätalo, Unioninkatu 40, Room A527  (Post: PL 24, FI-00014 University of Helsinki)