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Seppo Juhani Poutanen
Senior Researcher and Adjunct Professor of Sociology, University of Turku, Finland

Seppo Poutanen is Academy of Finland Senior Researcher and Adjunct Professor of sociology at the University of Turku, Finland. He holds a Licentiate Degree in philosophy and Ph.D. in sociology, both from the University of Turku, and he mainly works in the areas of philosophy of science, social theory and social studies of science.

Dr. Poutanen has published a textbook on moral philosophy in Finnish, and articles on social epistemology, critical medical sociology, social theory and social studies of science inSocial Epistemology, Critical Public Health, Journal of Critical Realism and Sociological Research Online.

For his 2010-11 fellowship, Dr. Poutanen focused mainly on the relationship between Whiteheadian process philosophy, methodology of social sciences and gender.