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Mission statement

Current work in progress book Tropes, Causal Processes and Natural Kinds. Moreover, together with Senior Lecturer Jani Hakkarainen, we currently are writing a volume on formal ontology in the Elements series of Cambridge University Press.

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Philosophy

Research fields

Metaphysics, formal ontology, trope theory and metaphysics of science.

Funding

Finnish Cultural Foundation, Emil Aaltonen Foundation and Kone Foundation.

Selected publications

1. "Lowe’s Eliminativism About Relations and the Analysis of Relational Inherence", Markku Keinänen - 2022 - In Miroslaw Szatkowski (ed.) E.J. Lowe and Ontology, Routledge, pp. 105-122.

2. "Away with Dispositional Essences in Trope Theory", Jani Hakkarainen & Markku Keinänen - 2021 - In Ludger Jansen & Petter Sandstad (eds.), Neo-Aristotelian Perspectives on Formal Causation. London, UK, New York, NY: Routledge. pp. 106-123.

3. "Bundle Theory with Kinds", Markku Keinänen & Tuomas Tahko - 2019 -Philosophical Quarterly 69 (277):838-857.2.

4. "Quantity Tropes and Internal Relations", Markku Keinänen, Antti Keskinen & Jani Hakkarainen - 2019 - Erkenntnis 84(3), 519-534.

5. "Kinds of Tropes without Kinds", Markku Keinänen, Jani Hakkarainen & Antti Keskinen - 2018 - Dialectica 72(4), 571-596.

6. "Trooppiteoriat ja relaatiossa olemisen analyysi", 2018 - Ajatus 75, 121-150.

7. "A Trope Theoretical Analysis of Relational Inherence", 2018 - In Jaakko Kuorikoski & Teemu Toppinen (eds.), Acta Philosophica Fennica 94. Helsinki, pp. 161-189.

8. "Instantiation and Characterization: Problems in Lowe's Four-Category Ontology", 2018 - In Timothy Tambassi (ed.), Studies in the Ontology of E.J. Lowe, Editiones Scholasticae. pp. 103 -124.

9. "Kind Instantiation and Kind Change - A Problem for Four-Category Ontology", Markku Keinänen & Jani Hakkarainen - 2017 - Studia Neoaristotelica 14 (2): 139-165.

10. "The Ontological Form of Tropes - Refuting Douglas Ehring’s Main Argument Against Standard Trope Nominalism", Jani Hakkarainen & Markku Keinänen - 2017 - Philosophia 45 (2):647-658.

11. "Why Realists Need Tropes", Markku Keinänen, Jani Hakkarainen & Antti Keskinen - 2016 - Metaphysica 17 (1):69-85.

12. "Tahko metafysiikan ja tieteen suhteesta", 2016 - Ajatus 73: 255-267.

13. "Trope Nominalist Theory of Natural Kinds, 2015 - In Ghislain Guigon & Gonzalo Rodriguez-Pereyra (eds.), Nominalism about Properties. Routledge. pp. 156-174.

14. "Concrete Universals and Spatial Relations", Antti Keskinen, Jani Hakkarainen & Markku Keinänen - 2015 - European Journal of Analytic Philosophy 11 (1):57-71.

15. "The Problem of Trope Individuation: A Reply to Lowe", Markku Keinäen & Jani Hakkarainen - 2014 - Erkenntnis 79 (1): 65-79.

16. "Tropes – The Basic Constituents of Powerful Particulars?", 2011 - Dialectica 65 (3):419-450.

17. "Persistence of Simple Substances.Markku Keinänen & Jani Hakkarainen - 2010 - Metaphysica 11 (2):119-135.

18. "Armstrong's Conception of Supervenience", 2008 - In Tim de Mey & Markku Keinänen (eds.), Problems From Armstrong. Acta Philosophica Fennica 84. pp. 51-61.

19. "A Combinatorial Theory of Modality", Janne Hiipakka, Markku Keinänen & Anssi Korhonen - 1999 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 77 (4):483 – 497.