Recent publications

ORIGINAL JOURNAL ARTICLES

Knuuttila, Tarja and Vivette Garcia Deister (2017). “Modelling Gene Regulation: (De)compositional and Template-based Strategies”. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science. doi: 10.1016/j.shpsa.2017.11.002

Knuuttila, Tarja (2017). “Imagination Extended and Embedded: Artifactual and Fictional Accounts of Models”. Synthese. doi: 10.1007/s11229-017-1545-2

Knuuttila, Tarja and Andrea Loettgers (2017). “What are Definitions of Life Good For? Transdisciplinary and Other Definitions in Astrobiology”. Biology and Philosophy 32(6): 1185-1203.

Knuuttila, Tarja and Andrea Loettgers (2016). “Model Templates Within and Between Disciplines; From Magnets to Gases—and Socio-economic Systems. European Journal for Philosophy of Science 6(3): 377-400.

Knuuttila, Tarja and Andrea Loettgers (2016). “Modelling as Indirect Representation? The Lotka-Volterra Model Revisited.” The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 68(4): 1007-1036.

Knuuttila, Tarja and Andrea Loettgers (2014). “Varieties of Noise: Analogical Reasoning in Synthetic Biology.” Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 48:76-88.

Knuuttila, Tarja and Andrea Loettgers (2014). “Magnets, Spins, and Neurons: The Dissemination of Model Templates across Disciplines.” The Monist 97: 280–300.

Knuuttila, Tarja and Andrea Loettgers (2013). “Synthetic Modeling and the Mechanistic Account: Material Recombination and Beyond.” Philosophy of Science 80: 874–885.

Knuuttila, Tarja and Andrea Loettgers (2013). “Basic Science through Engineering: Synthetic Modeling and the Idea of Biology-inspired Engineering.” Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 44: 158–169.

Evans, M.R., Grimm, V. Johst, K., Knuuttila, T., de Langhe, R., Lessels, K., Merz, M., O’Malley, M.A., Orzack, S., Weisberg, M., Wilkinson, D., Wolkenhauer, O., and Benton, T.G. (2013). “Do Simple Models Lead to Generality in Ecology.” Trends in Ecology & Evolution 28: 578–583.

Knuuttila, Tarja (2013). “Science in a New Mode: Good Old (Theoretical) Science vs. Brave New (Commodified) Science? Science & Education 22: 2443–2461.

Knuuttila, Tarja (2012). “Contradictions of Commercialization: Revealing the Norms of Science?” Philosophy of Science 79: 833–844.

Knuuttila, Tarja and Mieke Boon (2011). “How Do Models Give Us Knowledge? The Case of Carnot’s Ideal Heat Engine.” European Journal for Philosophy of Science 1(3): 309–334.

Knuuttila, Tarja and Andrea Loettgers (2011). “Causal Isolation Robustness Analysis: The Combinatorial Strategy in Synthetic Biology.” Biology and Philosophy 26(5): 773–791.

Knuuttila, Tarja (2011). “Modeling and Representing: An Artefactual Approach.” Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 42: 262–271.

REVIEW ARTICLES

Knuuttila, Tarja (2017). Review on Axel Gelfert: ‘How to Do Science with Models: A Philosophical Primer’. The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science (online)

BOOK SECTIONS

Knuuttila, Tarja and Andrea Loettgers (in press, 2017). “Models as Experimental Objects: Mathematical and Synthetic Modeling in the Study of Genetic Circuits”, in Bas van Fraassen, and Isabelle Peschard (eds.) The Experimental Side of Modeling. University of Minnesota Press.

Knuuttila, Tarja and Andrea Loettgers (in press, 2017). “Mathematization in Synthetic Biology: Analogies, Templates and Fictions”, in Martin Carrier, and Johannes Lenhard (eds.) Mathematics as a Tool. Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, Springer.

Knuuttila, Tarja and Andrea Loettgers (2016). “Contrasting Cases: The Lotka-Volterra Model Three Times”, in Tilman Sauer and Raphael Scholl (eds.) The Philosophy of Historical Case Studies. Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, Springer, 151-178.

Boon, Mieke and Knuuttila Tarja (2014). “Bruch mit dem Expochenbruch. Der Fall der Ingenieurswissenschaften”, in Alfred Nordmann, Hans Radder, and Gregor Schieman (eds.) Strukturwandel der Wissenschaft. Positionen zum Epochenbruch. Velbruek Wissenschaft, 82-96.

Knuuttila, Tarja (2014). “Reflexivity, Representation, and the Possibility of Constructivist Realism”, in Maria Carla Galavotti, Stephan Hartmann, Marcel Weber, Wenceslao Gonzalez, Dennis Dieks, and Thomas Uebel (eds.) New Directions in the Philosophy of Science. Dordrecht: Springer, 297-312.

Knuuttila, Tarja and Andrea Loettgers (2013). “Synthetic Biology as an Engineering Science? Analogical Reasoning, Synthetic Modeling, and Integration”, in Hanne Andersen, Dennis Dieks, Wenceslao J. Gonzalez, Thomas Uebel, and Gregory Wheeler (eds.) New Challenges to Philosophy of Science. The Philosophy of Science in a European Perspective, Vol 4. Dordrecht: Springer, 163–177.

Knuuttila, Tarja (2013). “Metamorphoses of Meaning: The Concept of the Ideal from a Semiotic Perspective”, in Alex Levant and Vesa Oittinen (eds.) Dialectics of the Ideal: Evald Ilyenkov and Creative Soviet Marxism. Leiden: Brill, 145–164.

Knuuttila, Tarja (2013). “Kaupallistuneen tieteen normit” (The norms of commodified science), in Ilkka Niiniluoto, Jaakko Kuorikoski and Risto Vilkko (eds.) Talous. Helsinki: Gaudemus, 168–185.

Knuuttila, Tarja and Andrea Loettgers (2012). “The Productive Tension: Mechanisms vs. Templates in Modeling the Phenomena”, in Paul Humphreys and Cyrille Imbert (eds.), Representations, Models, and Simulations. New York: Routledge, 3–24.

Morgan, Mary S. and Tarja Knuuttila (2012). “Models and Modelling in Economics”, in Uskali Mäki (ed.) Philosophy of Economics, Handbook of the Philosophy of Science (general editors Dov M. Gabbay, Paul Thagard, and John Woods) Elsevier Science, 49–87.

Knuuttila, Tarja (2011). “In the Grey Area: University Research and Commercial Activity – The Case of Language Technology”, in James Dzisah and Henry Etzkowitz (eds.), The Age of Knowledge: The Dynamics of Universities, Knowledge and Society. Studies in Critical Social Sciences. Brill, 289–310.

Knuuttila, Tarja and Jaakko Kuorikoski (2011). “Idealized Representations, Inferential Devices and Cross-Disciplinary Tools: Theoretical Models in Social Sciences”, in Ian Jarvie and Jesus Zamora Bonilla (eds.) The Sage Handbook of the Philosophy of Social Science. Bodmin: Sage, 530–550.

Boon, Mieke and Tarja Knuuttila (2011). “Breaking up with Epochal Break: The Case of Engineering Sciences”, in Alfred Nordmann, Hans Radder and Gregor Schiemann (eds.): Science Transformed: Debating Claims of an Epochal Break. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 66–79.