PhD Antti Hautamäki
Professor (em.), University of Jyväskylä
Adjunct professor, University of Helsinki
The focus of this Sustainable Innovation site is twofold. The first topic is sustainable innovation and the issues of societal development. I have studied innovations form the beginning of 90’s, especially when I was a professor of service innovation at University of Jyväskylä in years 2009-2013. My book Sustainable Innovation, A New Age of Innovation and Finland’s Innovation Policy, 2010, is a summary of my basic ideas about the topic. Sustainable innovation means innovation that balances the long-term influences of the process and the output with the needs of people, societies, the economy and the environment. An important further development is my concept of sustainable wellbeing, consisting of three components: 1) happiness and belonging, 2) balanced relationship between society and nature, and 3) sustainable growth of economy.
The second topic is philosophy, especially epistemology and philosophical logic. I studied philosophy at the University of Helsinki, where I got my PhD in philosophy in 1987. My doctoral thesis was Points of View and their Logical Analysis, 1986. By a point of view I mean using an aspect of an object to represent it. My newest book is Näkökulmarelativismi, Tiedon suhteellisuuden ongelma (2018, University of Jyväskylä) dealing with epistemological relativism. The English edition of the book Viewpoint Relativism, a New Approach to Epistemological Relativism based on the Concept of Points of View is now available by Springer, in Synthese Library 419. I have further developed the topic in my article Disagreement, Points of View, and Truth-Relativism (Acta Analytica 2022).
Both topics are still in intensive phase and I have published over two hundred articles and thirty books about them (see Publications). In this blog I will rise interesting new issues crossing both topics.
I’m the founder of Consulting Sustainable Innovation (Konsultointi kestävä innovaatio), which provides expert services in research, development and innovation.