Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen

Department
School of Humanities and Social Sciences, History, Philosophy and Religious Studies
Title
Associate professor
Office
8.216
Email
ahtiveikko.pietarinen@nu.edu.kz
Phone
8958
Website
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/AHTI_Pietarinen2

I am a philosopher of science, logic, language and human thought. My research interests span from scientific method to human mind and their histories. Philosophy and reason help us discover new and unforeseen aspects of how we reason, how the world works, and what makes everything the way it is. These methods themselves have to be discovered and developed. That is where the stuff we call logic comes in.

C. S. Peirce once wrote that “The world hates sound reasoning as a child hates medicine”. There is still much work to be done to have the world reason in a good way.­­ This task is shared by science, philosophy, and liberal arts education at all levels. 

At Nazarbayev University, I teach courses on Logic, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Science, and Critical Reasoning. I have also taught courses on Integrated History and Philosophy of Science & Technology; Pragmatism and American Philosophy; Philosophy of Mind & Cognitive Science; Game Theory; Theory of Signs and Futures Studies. I am available for consultation, supervision and general education lectures on these topics.