Tere Vadén, PhD is a philosopher currently working in the School of Information Sciences, University of Tampere, Finland, and the multidisciplinary research unit Bios.fi that focuses on anticipation of deep socio-ecological transformations. He has published several articles on the philosophy of mind and language, as well as co-authored the books Rock the Boat. Localized Ethics, the Situated Self, and Particularism in Contemporary Art (2003), Wikiworld (2010), and Heidegger, Zizek and Revolution (2014). Together with Mika Hannula and Juha Suoranta, he has worked on the methodology of artistic research (Artistic research. Theories, methods, practices. (2005) and Artistic research methods. Narrative, Power, and the Public. (2014)). Recently he has been obsessed with the question of energy, especially fossil fuels, and their impact on the experience of modernity, publishing with Antti Salminen the book Energy and Experience. An Essay in Nafthology (2015). Tere is also a long-time editor of the Finnish philosophical journal niin & näin and managing director of the activist hedge fund http://robinhoodcoop.org


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This PhD level seminar will critically examine the foundations of the emerging new decentralized economy.

Topics Include:

  • Energy

  • Blockchain

  • Cryptocurrency



Texts and other seminar resources will be distributed in early January.



  • Lecture 1: January 18, 7pm CET

  • Lecture 2: January 25, 7pm CET

  • Lecture 3: February 1, 7pm CET

  • Lecture 4: February 8, 7pm CET

Philosophy of Economics
79.00 100.00