Department of Philosophy

Jakobi 2, III korrus, ruumid 315, 319-326, 328, 336-337
51005 Tartu linn,
Tartu linn, Tartumaa
EST
+372 737 5314

Phone: (+372) 737 5314, library phone (+372) 737 5413
E-mail: filosoofia@ut.ee
Department library: room 329
Faculty offices: rooms 321-328
Lecture and seminar rooms: 336 and 337

Please contact the Coordinator of the Institute of Philosophy and Semiotics, Ruth Jürjo for any study-related or administrative questions: ruth.jurjo@ut.ee, phone 737 5314, Jakobi 2-315

 
Bruno Mölder
Bruno Mölder
Head of Department
PhD (Philosophy)
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Jakobi 2–321

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Topics of research and supervision

Philosophy of mind in general and in particular: 

  • Interpretivism in philosophy of mind 
  • Mental fictionalism 
  • Folk psychology and scientific study of the mind 
  • Experience of time and the metaphysics of time 
  • Understanding other people 
  • Free will 
Roomet Jakapi
Roomet Jakapi
Head of Chair, Associate Professor of History of Philosophy
PhD (Philosophy)
Jakobi 2-325

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Topics of research and supervision

  • Early Modern Metaphysics and Epistemology 
  • Natural Philosophy and Theology in Early Modern Britain 
  • Epistemology of Religion 
  • Religious Pluralism 
Pärtel Piirimäe
Pärtel Piirimäe
Head of Chair, Professor of Intellectual History
PhD (History)
Jakobi 2-324

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Topics of research and supervision

  • European and Estonian intellectual history
  • Early modern political thought and international thought
  • History of early modern international law
  • History of early modern natural law and moral philosophy
  • History of early modern propaganda
  • History of historiography
Meelis Friedenthal
Meelis Friedenthal
Associate Professor of Intellectual History 0.5 p
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Topics of research and supervision

  • History of European and Estonian intellectual history
  • History of theology and philosophy
  • History of universities, history of books, disputations, digital humanities
Eduard Parhomenko
Junior Lecturer in History of Philosophy
MA (Philosophy)

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Topics of research and supervision

  • Kant and German Idealism 
  • Phenomenology 
  • Aesthetics and Phenomenological Approach to Art 
  • Estonian Intellectual History and Philosophy 
  • Soviet Philosophy 
Timo Aava
Visiting Research Fellow
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Kadri Simm
Kadri Simm
Head of Chair, Associate Professor of Practical Philosophy
PhD (Philosophy)
Jakobi 2-328

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Topics of research and supervision

  • Moral philosophy
  • Practical ethics, esp bioethics, medical ethics, ethical aspects of AI
  • Research ethics/integrity
  • Political philosophy, esp justice, feminist theories
Siobhan Kattago
Siobhan Kattago
Associate Professor of Practical Philosophy
PhD (Sociology)
Jakobi 2–320

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Topics of research and supervision

  • Modernity and its discontents
  • History of political thought
  • Political philosophy of Hannah Arendt
  • Memory, history and tradition
  • Critical theory of the Frankfurt school
  • Political and social philosophy
  • Politics of memory
  • Representation and responsibility
Francesco Orsi
Francesco Orsi
Associate Professor of Theoretical Ethics, Programme Director for Philosophy (MA)
PhD (Philosophy)
Jakobi 2-326

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Topics of research and supervision

  •     Ethics (utilitarianism, deontology etc)
  •     Metaethics
  •     History of ethics
  •     Practical ethics
  •     Ethics and philosophy of sexuality 
  •     Philosophy of action
Bruno Mölder
Bruno Mölder
Head of Chair, Professor of Philosophy of Mind
PhD (Philosophy)
+372 737 6619
Jakobi 2–321

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Topics of research and supervision

Philosophy of mind in general and in particular: 

  • Interpretivism in philosophy of mind 
  • Mental fictionalism 
  • Folk psychology and scientific study of the mind 
  • Experience of time and the metaphysics of time 
  • Understanding other people 
  • Free will 
Uku Tooming
Research Fellow in Theoretical Philosophy, Programme Director
PhD (Philosophy)
Jakobi 2–321

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Topics of research and supervision

  • Imagination 
  • Desires 
  • Epistemology of imagination and memory 
  • Self-knowledge 
  • Aesthetic normativity 
  • Aesthetic experience 
  • Pleasure 
Jaana Eigi-Watkin
Jaana Eigi-Watkin
Head of Chair, Research Fellow in Philosophy of Science
PhD (Philosophy)

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Topics of research and supervision

  • Social factors in science 
  • Epistemic/inductive risk 
  • Science in democratic society 
  • Participation of non-scientists in science 
  • Empirically informed philosophy of science 
  • Objectivity 
Endla Lõhkivi
Endla Lõhkivi
Associate Professor of Philosophy of Science
PhD (Philosophy)
Jakobi 2-323

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Topics of research and supervision

  • Empirically informed philosophy of science 
  • Values in science 
  • Cultures of scientific research 
  • Objectivity of science 
  • Disciplinary and interdisciplinary research practices 
Riin Kõiv
Research Fellow in Philosophy
PhD (Philosophy)

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Topics of research and supervision

  • nature-nurture debate
  • concept of innateness
  • genetic causation and genetic information, genetic essentialism
  • biologistic explanations of psychological and cultural phenomena,
  • philosophy of mind (naturalistic theories of content and representation)
  • social constructionism
  • the philosophy of Ludwig Feuerbach
Ave Mets
Ave Mets
Research Fellow in Philosophy of Science 0.4 p
PhD (Philosophy)
Jakobi 2–323

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Topics of research and supervision

  • Philosophy and History of Science and Technology
  • Epistemology
  • Philosophy of Law