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niin & näin

(est. 1994) is the world’s only philosophical magazine speaking Finnish and Swedish. The quarterly review niin & näin is published by an independent, non-profit association EFS or Society for European Philosophy with no institutional affiliations or party political engagements. niin & näin gives out variegated writings from refereed scholarly articles to freewheeling essays, interviews, columns and literary criticism. It is mostly known for its substantial theme issues on, say, architecture, food, Islam, hermeneutics, pop, metaphor, evolution and freedom of speech. niin & näin puts together a meeting place for professional and amateur philosophers, a multi-disciplined arena for scientific discussion, a vehicle for critical social debate and a handsome cultural periodical with illustrations from the most promising artists in Finland – all this rolled into one.

Over the years niin & näin has interviewed, among others, Richard Rorty, Martha Nussbaum, Orhan Pamuk, Claudio Magris, Takis Fotopoulos, Quentin Skinner, Ronald Dworkin, Stanley Cavell, Franco Berardi, Jean-Luc Nancy, Apitchatpong Weerasethakul, Michael Freeden, Charles Taylor, Pirjo Honkasalo, Helen Longino, Marco Bellocchio, Norman Daniels, Lilli Alanen, Alain Bergala, Anthony Kenny, Alanté Kavaïté, Donatella della Porta, Marc Silver, Michael Sandel, William Raban, Susan James, Terry Eagleton, G. H. von Wright, Thomas Ziehe, W. V. O. Quine, Rosi Braidotti, Zygmunt Bauman, Michèle Barrett, Val Plumwood, Michael Dummett, Evert van der Zweerde, Luce Irigaray, Joseph Raz, Seán Burke, Heinz Bude, Philip Pettit, Eero Loone, Mark Bevir, Carl Mitcham, David Frisby, Jean-Pierre Vittu, Elina Helander-Renvall, Thomas Gutknecht, Anne-Marie Le Pourhiet, Jaakko Hintikka, Carolyn Korsmeyer, Stephen Houlgate, Hent de Vries, Martin Breaugh, Renée van de Vall, Nicholas Griffin, Anne D. Wallace, Michel Onfray, Andrew Pickering, Tatiana Artemyeva, Marcello Musto, José Gil, Sylvie Craipeau, Richard Shusterman, Pauline Phemister, Michael Cholbi and David Chalmers.

Members of the niin & näin editorial team all work pro bono.

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(est. 2002) is the only publishing house in Finland specialized in philosophical literature. It features Finnish translations of the works of eminent philosophers (Sara Ahmed, J. L. Austin, Giorgio Colli, Michel Foucault etc.) and outstanding authors (Cioran, Dostoevsky, bell hooks, Joyce Carol Oates, Michael Pollan) as well as original works by the most interesting Finnish philosophers.


(est. 2007) is a Finnish web portal for philosophy following the principles of Open Access. It contains a wealth of information and tools available free of charge for anyone, including Logos or a philosophical encyclopedia and links to philosophical classics. Filosofia.fi is also a notice board for current events of philosophical interest, an archive of historically intriguing texts by Finnish philosophers and a web log for compelling philosophical commentary on current affairs.

niin & näin

is, moreover, philosophical activities all across Finland. It stands for seminars, panel discussions, clubs and happenings orchestrated by EFS.