Interview on basic research (in Finnish)
I, among several other researchers, was recently interviewed by the magazine Tekniikan Maailma about the importance of basic research. Here
Ok ok I know it’s silly. One man research lab. But my personal research section is called Reijulab from now on. Why? Why not!
Diversity-ability-trade-off (@Philosophy of Science)
We (myself and Jaakko Kuorikoski) have a new paper coming out in the Philosophy of Science (PSA2020/2021 proceedings). The paper examines the diversity-beats-ability theorem originally put forward by Lu Hong and Scott Page, 2004. Long story short, (1) we don’t think the original model provides reliable evidence of diversity beating ability in group problem solving, but (2) we have an improved version of the model that can tell us something of interest about the trade-off between diversity and ability!
Here’s a link to a paper I wrote with Petri Ylikoski, where we outline the idea of institutional epistemology. (in Finnish!)
New project - modeling the republic of science
I’m on research leave 2020-2025, working on my personal research project funded by the Academy of Finland. The project is called “Modeling the republic of science: Collaborative problem solving and collective rationality in scientific inquiry”
- Self-nudging in media
Mallit ja päätöksenteko @Alusta
Jaakko Kuorikoski and me wrote a small contribution to the debate on the use of evidence and computational models at the times of pandemic (in Finnish). In Alusta!
Models as argumentative devices (@Synthese)
How can philosophers make use of (simulation) models? Together with Emrah Aydinonat and Petri Ylikoski (Synthese, forthcoming 2020), I argue that e.g. in social epistemology (of science), models should be understood as argumentative devices, and their epistemic status be evaluated accordingly.