Niklas Toivakainen

Niklas Toivakainen is currently at his final stages of his doctoral studies at the University of Helsinki, finalising his dissertation on the moral dynamics of the mind-body problem, and lectures by the hour in philosophy. His fields of interest cover ethics, philosophy of mind and psychology, Wittgenstein, the philosophy of psychoanalysis, the history of philosophy, and the philosophy of science and technology with a special critical focus on Artificial Intelligence and robotics, on which he has published articles in both an edited volume and journals. He is also a contributor to A Companion to Wittgenstein and Education (Springer 2017). Alongside his academic pursuits, Toivakainen has intimate connections to social movements in Finland, Europe and India. In 2014-2015 he was the co-producer of the autonomous cultural-space ‘Kammari’ in Helsinki, bringing together art, critical thinking, social/political activism and local economy building.