Jani Sinokki

Postdoctoral Researcher
Early Modern Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Race & Racism, Critical Thinking & Argumentation Theory

History, Culture and Communication Studies
Faculty of Humanities

Jani Sinokki is an academic philosopher working on René Descartes’ (1596–1650) metaphysics of mind, contemporary philosophy of language, and philosophy of race & racism. He is also interested in critical thinking and argumentation theory, which he has taught for several years.

Sinokki is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Academy of Finland funded project Thick Subjects: A Reconsideration of Early Modern Views of the Self. In this project his work focuses on certain themes in the Cartesian tradition besides Descartes’ original works.

Research interests

  • René Descartes
  • Metaphysics of Thinking
  • Causal Theory of Reference
  • Semantics of Generics
  • Conceptual Analysis of Racism

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