Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy

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Intellectual Traditions in Ethics and Politics

"Intellectual Traditions in Ethics and Politics" (ITEP) is an interdisciplinary research group working on theoretical questions concerning the nature of political agency, ethical subjectivity and human personhood.

ITEP has its base at the Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy at the University of Jyväskylä. Its international scholarly networks spread wide and range from Europe to USA, Japan, China, Russia and Australia.

Perspectives and methods used in ITEP draw from history of ideas and concepts, history of philosophy, philosophy of mind, phenomenology and political theory. The group provides cutting-edge research to dissolve contemporary debates in political theory, ethics, and ontology by illuminating their deep intellectual roots and by clarifying their multiple historical contexts.

ITEP organizes conferences, seminars, and workshops on historical and systematic topics related to its research.