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There is nothing to it. Membership is free and solely dependent on an expressed interest in joining the network. Just contact Johanna Seibt (filseibt[at] To make registration easier, please write you details in the following format: Lastname, Firstname, E-mail, (Title, University), link to webpage, and, if you want,  about 50 words about your research interests.

List of Members (alphabetically)

Ásta San Francisco State University, USA.

Research interests: metaphysics, social philosophy, and feminist theory, and related topics in philosophy of language and epistemology; in particular questions concerning essence and modality, response-dependence, realism and anti-realism, naturalism, sex, gender, race, disability, and other social categories, and social construction.

Jan Almäng, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

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Rani Lill Anjum, Norwegian University of the Life Sciences (NMBU), Norway

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Asa Burman, Stockholm University, Sweden

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Einar Duenger Bøhn, Agder University, Norway.

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Eyja M. Brynjarsdóttir

Eyja M. Brynjarsdóttir, University of Iceland.

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Matti Eklund, Uppsala University, Sweden.

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Peter Fritz, Oslo University, Norway.

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Jani Hakkarainen, Tampere University, Finland

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Leila Haaparanta, University of Tampere, Sweden.

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Ingvar Johansson, Umeå University, Sweden.

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Kaisa Kärki, University of Helsinki

Research interests: I am interested in interaction and dynamicity in empirically informed philosophy of action. My PdD dissertation studied the nature of intentional omissions and my postdoctoral project investigates issues related to attention and agency.

Toni Kannisto, University of Oslo, Norway

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Markku Keinänen

Markku Keinänen, University of Helsinki, Finland.

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Eve Kitsik, currently at University of Cologne, Germany

Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow

Research interests: Metametaphysics, (methodology of) social metaphysics, metaphilosophy, conceptual engineering, epistemic concepts and epistemic value, norms of attention.

Arto Laitinen, University of Tampere, Finland

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Fredrik Österblom, University of Lund, Sweden

PhD Student in Theoretical Philosophy

Anna Sofia Maurin, University of Gothenborg, Sweden

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Paul Needham, Stockholm University, Sweden.

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Petter Sandstad, University of Rostock, Germany, and University of Reading, UK

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Johanna Seibt, Aarhus University, Denmark

Research interests: Process ontology, methodology of ontology, history of metaphysics, social ontology, especially in connection with philosophy of social robotics (robophilosophy).

Jeroen Smid, University of Amsterdam, Netherleands

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Jani Sinokki, University of Oulu, Finland

Research interests: Cartesian metaphysics of Mind, especially in Descartes’ odd view about ‘cognitive identity’; metaphysics of reference (i.e., truth-making relations) and commitments to Kinds especially as they appear in racist beliefs.

Robin Stenwall, Lund University, Sweden

Research interests: Most of my research focuses on metaphysics in general and the following topics in particular: (i) truthmaker theory; (ii) grounding; and (iii) how the former two notions are able to clear up various issues that pertain to fundamentality, ontology, causality and the philosophy of mind.

Tuomas Tahko, University of Helsinki, Finland.

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Bram Vaassen, University of Umeå, Sweden

Research interests: I mostly research causation and explanation, and am particularly interested in how a scientifically and metaphysically respectable understanding of these notions can inform debates in philosophy of mind and philosophy of AI. I also have some research interests in philosophy of language and epistemology.

Tobias Hansson Wahlberg, Lund University, Sweden

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(former members, updating of list under reconstruction) 


Atle Ottesen Søvik, MF Norwegian School of Theology.

240860_3morteza-abyaneh-01Abyaneh, Morteza, Uppsala University, Sweden.


fil-staStaffan Angere, Lund University, Sweden.

s200_martin-berzellMartin Berzell, Linköping University, Sweden.

caplan16-1Ben Caplan, Ohio state university, USA.

s200_no_picAlla Choifer, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.


garciarRobert Garcia, University of Texas A&M, USA.

s200_no_picDan Giberman, University of Texas at Arlington, USA.

ebba_gullbergEbba Gullberg, Umeå University, Sweden.


Riku Jutiphoto 1Riku Juti, Helsinki University, Finland.


s200_no_picIvan Kasa, Stockholm University, Sweden.

s200_ivan-kolevIvan Kolev, Sofia University, Bulgaria.


ol_photoØystein Linnebo, Oslo University, Norway.

s200_sanna-mattilaSanna Mattila, University of Helsinki, Finland.

s200_no_picDonnchadh O’Conaill, Helsinki University, Finland.


s200_henrik-ryd_hnHenrik Rydéhn, Uppsala University, Sweden.

1343240_susanna-sSusanna Salmijärvi, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.


1497164_ylwaYlwa Sjölin Wirling, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.


460348_1songqing-liu_160Songqing Liu, Uppsala University, Sweden.

s200_no_picFredrik Stjernberg, Linköping University, Sweden.

andersAnders Strand, Oslo University, Norway.


kristoffer-sundberg-1Kristoffer Sundberg, Oslo University, Norway.

s200_christer-svennerlindChrister Svennerlind, Mid Sweden University, Sweden.


valtteri2013Valtteri Viljanen, University of Turku, Finland.

s200_peter_shiu-hwa-tsuPeter Shiu-Hwa TsuChung Cheng University, Taiwan.

imageRobert Callergård, Stockholm University, Sweden.

pylkkanenPaavo PylkkänenUniversity of Helsinki, Finland, and University of Skövde, Sweden.


Elena RoccaElena Rocca, Norwegian University of the Life Sciences (NMBU), Norway

Linda Fisher-HoyremLinda Fisher-HøyremAnsgar Teologiske Hogskole, Norway.

unspecifiedHolmen, Heine Alexander, University of Tromsø, Norway 



Henrik SovaHenrik Sova, University of Tarty, Estonia

more to come… (Network under construction)


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