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Ilkka Niiniluoto

Ilkka Maunu Olavi Niiniluoto
Niiniluoto listening to a debate in 2007
Born (1946-03-12) March 12, 1946
Helsinki, Finland
Citizenship  Finland
Notable awards Order of the White Star

Ilkka Maunu Olavi Niiniluoto (born March 12, 1946 in Helsinki, Finland) is a Finnish philosopher and mathematician, serving as a professor of philosophy at the University of Helsinki since 1981. He is currently on leave from his position, having been appointed as rector of the University of Helsinki on August 1, 2003 for a five-year period. On April 25, 2008, he was chosen to succeed Kari Raivio as chancellor of the University of Helsinki, beginning 1 June 2008.

A significant contribution to the philosophy of science, particularly to the topic of verisimilitude or truth approximation, is his Truthlikeness, (1987) Synthese Library, Springer. Another notable publication is Critical Scientific Realism, (2002) Oxford, Oxford University Press.

In 1990s, Niiniluoto among other university employees organized a plead to the consistory of the university to abolish ecclesiastic remnants from the university ceremonies.

Ilkka Niiniluoto is editor-in-chief of Acta Philosophica Fennica, the leading philosophical journal of Finland.

From 2008 to 2013, he served as the Chancellor of the University of Helsinki.

In 2011 he gave a Turku Agora Lecture.[1]


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External links

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  • Ilkka Niiniluoto in 375 humanists 14.04.2015, Faculty of Arts, University of Helsinki

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