List of publications


  1. Kuorikoski, J. & Uusitalo, S. (forthcoming) “Re-socializing the vulnerable brain: building an ethically sustainable brain disease model of addiction” Frontiers in Sociology.
  2. Kuorikoski, J. & Lehtinen, A. (2018) “Model selection in macroeconomics: DSGE and ad hocness” Journal of Economic Methodology 25 (3), 252-264.
  3. Reijula, S., J Kuorikoski, T Ehrig, K Katsikopoulos, S Sunder (2018) “Nudge, Boost, or Design? Limitations of behaviorally informed policy under social interaction,”  Journal of Behavioral Economics for Policy, 2 (1): 99-105.
  4. Kuorikoski, J. & Marchionni, C. (2016) “Triangulation across the lab, the scanner and the field: the case of social preferences” European Journal for the Philosophy of Science 6 (3): 361-376.
  5. Kuorikoski, J. & Marchionni, C. (2016) “Evidential Diversity and the Triangulation of Phenomena”, Philosophy of Science 83: 227-247.
  6. Kuorikoski, J. & Ylikoski, P. (2015) “External Representations and Scientific Understanding”, Synthese 192: 3817-3837.
  7. Kuorikoski, J (2014) “How to be a Humean Interventionist”, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 89: 333-351.
  8. Kuorikoski, J. & Marchionni, C. (21014)“ Generality and Mechanistic Explanation: Modelling Networks in Economics and Sociology”, Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science.
  9. Kuorikoski, J. & Pöyhönen, S. (2013) “Understanding non-modular functionality: lessons from genetic algorithms”, Philosophy of Science 80(5), PSA 2012: 637-649.
  10. Kuorikoski, J. (2012a) “Contrastive Statistical Explanation and Causal Heterogeneity”, European Journal for the Philosophy of Science 2: 435-452.
  11. Kuorikoski, J. (2012b) “Mechanisms, Modularity and Constitutive Explanation”, Erkenntnis 77 (3): 361-380.
  12. Kuorikoski, J., Lehtinen, A. & Marchionni, C. (2012) “Robustness Analysis Disclaimer: Please Read the Manual Before Use!”, Biology and Philosophy 27 (6): 891-902.
  13. Kuorikoski J. & Pöyhönen, S. (2012) “Looping Kinds and Social Mechanisms”, Sociological Theory 30: 187-205.
  14. Kuorikoski, J. (2011a), “Manipulaatio ja kausaalinen selittäminen: von Wright logiikan vankina” [Manipulation and causation: von Wright imprisoned by logic], Tiede ja Edistys 36 (4): 265-276.
  15. Kuorikoski, J. and Ylikoski, P. (2010), “Explanatory Relevance across Disciplinary Boundaries: The Case of Neuroeconomics”, Journal of Economic Methodology 17: 219-228. Reprinted in Neuroeconomics: Hype or Hope?. Marchionni, C. & Vromen, J. (eds.). Routledge: 119-128.
  16. Kuorikoski, J. & Lehtinen, A. (2010) “Economics Imperialism and Solution Concepts in Political Science”, Philosophy of the Social Sciences 40: 347-374.
  17. Kuorikoski, J., Lehtinen, A. & Marchionni, C. (2010) “Economic Modeling as Robustness Analysis”, The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 61: 541-567.
  18. Ylikoski, Y. & Kuorikoski, J. (2010) “Dissecting Explanatory Power”, Philosophical Studies 148: 201-219.
  19. Kuorikoski, J. & Pöyhönen, S. (2010) “Ihmistieteelliset luokitukset ja sosiaalisen todellisuuden takaisinkytkentämekanismit” [Human kinds and the feedback mechanisms of social reality], Tiede & Edistys 34(4): 271-289.
  20. Kuorikoski, J. (2009) “Two Concepts of Mechanism”, International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 23: 143-160.
  21. Kuorikoski, J. & Lehtinen, A. (2009) “Incredible Worlds, Credible Results”, Erkenntnis 70: 119-131.
  22. Kakkuri-Knuuttila, M-L., Lukka, K & Kuorikoski, J. (2008a) “Straddling between paradigms: A naturalistic philosophical case study on interpretive research in management accounting”, Accounting, Organizations and Society 33: 267-291.
  23. Kakkuri-Knuuttila, M-L., Lukka, K & Kuorikoski, J. (2008b) “No premature closures of debates, please: A response to Ahrens”, Accounting, Organizations and Society 33: 298-301.
  24. Kuorikoski, J: & Ylikoski, P. (2007) ”Emergenssi – mysteeristä tutkimusohjelmaksi” [Emergence – from a mystery to a research problem], Tiede ja edistys 32: 297-313.
  25. Lehtinen, A. & Kuorikoski, J. (2007a) “Computing the perfect model – why do economists shun simulation?” (w. Aki Lehtinen), Philosophy of Science 74: 304-329.
  26. Lehtinen, A. & Kuorikoski, J. (2007b) ”Unrealistic Assumptions in Rational Choice Theory”, Philosophy of the Social Sciences 32: 115-138.
  27. Kuorikoski, J. & Ylikoski, P. (2006) ”Kausaliteetti ja kriittinen realismi” [Causality and critical realism], Sosiologia 43: 1-13.


28. Kuorikoski, J. (2018) “Kausaalisen järkeilyn periaatteet” [Principles of Causal Reasoning], in Kaidesoja, Kankainen & Ylikoski (eds.) Syistä selityksiin: Kausaalisuus ja selittäminen yhteiskuntatieteissä. Gaudeamus.

29. Kuorikoski, J. & Reijula, S. (2018) “Kokeellinen yhteiskuntatiede” [Experimental Social Science], in Kaidesoja, Kankainen & Ylikoski (eds.) Syistä selityksiin: Kausaalisuus ja selittäminen yhteiskuntatieteissä. Gaudeamus.

30. Ylikoski, P. & Kuorikoski, J. (2016) “Self-interest, Norms, and Explanation” in Risjord, M. ed. Normativity and Naturalism, Routledge: 212-229.

31. Kuorikoski, J. & Ylikoski, P. (2013) “How Organization Explains”, in EPSA11 Perspectives and Foundational Problems in Philosophy of Science. Ed. Vassilios Karakostas and Dennis Dieks. Dordrecht: Springer: 69-80.

32. Kuorikoski, J & Ylikoski, P. (2012) “How to be critical and realist about economics”, in Lehtinen, Kuorikoski and Ylikoski (eds.) (2012): 255-273.

33. Kuorikoski, J. (2012c) “Simulation and the Sense of Understanding”, in P. Humphreys and C. Imbert (eds.), Models, Simulations and Representations, New York and London: Routledge: 168-187.

34. Knuuttila, T. & Kuorikoski, J. (2011) “Idealized Representations, Inferential Devices and Cross-Disciplinary Tools: Theoretical Models in Social Sciences”, in Jarvie, I. & Zamora Bonilla, J. (eds.), The Sage Handbook of Philosophy of Social Science¸ Sage: 530-550.

35. Kuorikoski, J. & Ylikoski, P. (2008) “Intentional Fundamentalism”, in. Hieke, A. & Leitgeb, H. (eds.): Reduction and Elimination in Philosophy and the Sciences – Papers of the 31st International Wittgenstein Symposium, Vol XVI, Kirchberg am Wechsel, Austria: Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society: 405-407.

36. Kuorikoski, J. (2007a) ”Explaining with equilibria”, in Persson, J. & Ylikoski, P. (eds.): Rethinking Explanation, Dordrecht: Springer: 149-162.


37. Pöyhönen, S. & Kuorikoski, J. (forthcoming) “Modeling Epistemic Communities” in Pedersen, N., Fricker, M., Graham, P. & Henderson D. (eds.) The Routledge Companion to Social Epistemology, Routledge.

38. Kuorikoski, J. (2016) ”The Empirical Counter-Revolution” in McIntrye, L. & Rosenberg, A. (eds.) The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Social Science. Routledge.

39. Kuorikoski, J. & Marchionni, C. (2014) “Philosophy of Economics”, in French, S. and Saatsi, J. (eds.) The Bloomsbury Companion to the Philosophy of Science, Bloomsbury Academic.

40. Ylikoski, P. & Kuorikoski, J. (2014)  ”Käyttäytymisgenetiikka ja kausaliteetti” [Behavioural genetics and causality] in Antti Latvala and Karri Silventoinen (eds.) Käyttäytymisgenetiikka- geeneistä yhteiskuntaan, Helsinki: Gaudeamus.

41. Kuorikoski, J. & Lehtinen, A. (2013) “Markkinatasapaino ja markkinamekanismi” [Market mechanism and market equilibrium] in Niiniluoto, Kuorikoski and Vilkko (eds.).

42. Kuorikoski, J. (2007b) “Vain tekemällä saa aikaan – huomioita kausaalisesta pluralismista”, in Gylling, Niiniluoto and Vilkko (eds.), Syy, Helsinki: Gaudeamus.

43. Kuorikoski, J. (2006) “Syyt ja vaikutukset kvantitatiivisessa liiketaloustieteellisessä tutkimuksessa” [Causes and effects in quantitative business and administration research] in Kakkuri-Knuuttila, Rolin & Henttunen (eds.), Soveltava yhteiskuntatiede ja filosofia, Helsinki: Gaudeamus 2006.


44. Niiniluoto, I., Kuorikoski, J & Vilkko, R. (eds.) (2013): Talouden filosofia [Philosophy of the economy], Gaudeamus Helsinki University Press.

45. Lehtinen, A., Kuorikoski, J. & Ylikoski, P. (eds.) (2012): Economics for Real: Uskali Mäki and The Place of Truth in Economics, London and New York: Routledge.


46. Kuorikoski, J. (2010): Society by Numbers: Studies on Model-Based Explanations in the Social Sciences [dissertation], Philosophical Studies from the University of Helsinki 31.


47. “Review of Lawrence A. Boland’s Model building in economics: its purposes and limitations”, Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics 8: 111-116.

48. “Economics as Hermeneutics: Rationality and Explanation in Economics by Maurice Lagueux.”, Economics and Philosophy 27 (2011): 203-208.

49. “Variations in Causal Reasoning: A review of Federica Russo’s Causality and Causal Modelling in the Social Sciences: Measuring Variations”, Journal of Economic Methodology 18 (2011): 301-305.

50. ”Reality’s Next Top Model? – Review of Uwe Meixner’s Modelling Metaphysics”, Metascience 20 (2011): 381-383.


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