Mikko Yrjönsuuri

Erik Allardt Fellow, SCAS.
Professor of Philosophy, University of Jyväskylä

Mikko Yrjönsuuri graduated from the University of Helsinki (MA 1988), where he also defended his doctoral
dissertation on medieval obligations logic (Ph.D. 1994). In addition to several universities in Finland, he has
taught at Uppsala University and the University of California, Los Angeles, and made extended research
visits to, for example, Toronto, Genoa and Rome. He has been full Professor of Philosophy at the University
of Jyväskylä since 2007, where he is the leader of the research cluster Intellectual Traditions in Ethics and
Politics (ITEP). He is also the vice-director of the Finnish national doctoral school in philosophy and head of
the University of Jyväskylä Ethical Committee. His main research field is late medieval and early modern
philosophy of mind and personhood, and he has worked extensively on the history of logic.

Yrjönsuuri is a leading historian of philosophy in Finland, having published Finnish translations of central
classics (e.g. Boethius, Olivi, Descartes, Locke), and textbooks on ethics, theory of knowledge and the history
of philosophy. His main research publications include the edited books Norms and Modes of Thinking in
(1999; with Tuomo Aho), Medieval Formal Logic: Obligations, Insolubles and Consequences
(2001), Emotions and Choice: From Boethius to Descartes (2002; with Henrik Lagerlund) and Active Perception
in the History of Philosophy: From Plato to Modern Philosophy
(2014; with José Filipe da Silva) and a wide
variety of articles in journals and books.

During his stay at SCAS, Yrjönsuuri will work on a monograph on human agency in its embodied, reflexive and
social aspects, drawing on ancient and medieval philosophical texts.

This information is accurate as of the academic year 2014-15.