Sami Pihlström#


Sami Pihlström
Email:sami.pihlstrom 'at' helsinki.fi
Membership Number:3961
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:FINLAND
Section:PHILOSOPHY, THEOLOGY & RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Username:spihlstrom
Elected:2015
Homepage: https://tuhat.halvi.helsinki.fi/portal/en/persons/sami-pihlstroem%28813eefa4-1678-465a-829f-c6e663f275b9%29.html




Present and Previous Positions
  • 2014, 08- (current permanent position): Professor of Philosophy of Religion, Faculty of Theology, University of Helsinki, Finland (full professorship, permanent appointment, on a leave until 2015, 07).
  • 2009, 08 - 2015, 07: Director, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki.
  • 2006, 09 - 2014, 07: Professor of Practical Philosophy, University of Jyväskylä, Finland (permanent appointment to a full professorship, on a leave 2006-2007 and 2009-2014 due to other appointments). (Deputy Head of the Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy, 2008, 04 - 2009, 07.)
  • 2005, 10 - 2007, 07: Professor of Philosophy (acting), University of Tampere, Finland. (Head of the Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Philosophy, 2007, 01 - 2007, 07.)
  • 2001, 08 - 2005, 09: University Lecturer of Theoretical Philosophy (permanent appointment), University of Helsinki (on a leave 2001-2002).
  • 1999, 08 - 2002, 07: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Academy of Finland.
  • 1998, 08 - 1999, 07: Professor of Philosophy (acting), University of Kuopio, Finland.

Fields of Scholarship
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy of religion
  • Pragmatism
  • Metaphysics
  • Ethics
  • Philosophical anthropology
  • Transcendental philosophy
  • Metaphilosophy
  • Problem of evil

Honours and Awards
  • 2011 - 2013 Argumenta Project Grant (special interdisciplinary program), Finnish Cultural Foundation
  • 2008 - 2013 Nordic Pragmatism Network project grants from NOS-HS and NordForsk
  • Academy of Finland research projects, 2003-2006 and 2008-2011.
  • 2004 University of Kentucky Philosophy Essay Prize

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