Virpi Mäkinen


Description of research and teaching

Mäkinen's main research interests deal with medieval and early modern moral theology and philosophy as well as medieval and early modern political thought. Within these areas, she has especially studied natural rights tradition, history of property rights and poor relief. Mäkinen is also interested in modern ethical questions such as human rights (especially minority, property and enviromental rights) as well as questions concerning death and poverty.  

Further information on the affiliationTeologisen etiikan ja sosiaalietiikan yliopistonlehtori / Senior Lecturer of Theological and Social Ethics Varajohtaja, Järki ja uskonnollinen hyväksyminen -huippuyksikkö (Suomen Akatemia) / Vice Director, the Centre of Excellence in Reason and Religious Recognition (the Academy of Finland)

Curriculum Vitae

Latest publications

  1. Haikarainen, Raine: Mystinen Maestro: Seppo A. Teinosen pitkä pyhiinvaellus, Helsinki: Kirjapaja 2018. [Kirja-arvostelu]

    Mäkinen, V. H., 2019, In : Teologinen Aikakauskirja. 124, 1, p. 81–82 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

  2. Accepted/In press


    Mäkinen, V. H., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy. Lagerlund, H. (ed.). Springer

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia / dictionaryScientificpeer-review

  3. Accepted/In press

    Recognizing the Rights of Infidels in William of Ockham's Ideas on Secular Government

    Mäkinen, V. H., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Bulletin de philosophie médiévale. Rencontres

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Latest activities

  1. 1918, sovinto ja sovitus -esitelmä- ja keskustelutilaisuuden suunnittelu ja juonto

    Virpi Mäkinen (Attendee)
    1 Nov 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Talks

  2. Assessment for Full Professorship in History and Anthropology

    Virpi Mäkinen (Consultant)
    Sep 2018

    Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancy

  3. Teologian ja uskonnontutkimuksen tohtorikurssi 2018

    Virpi Mäkinen (Chair of organizing committee)
    18 May 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

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