Ph.D Esa Saarinen is a Finnish philosopher who is professor of applied philosophy at Aalto University and co-director of the Systems Intelligence Research Group.

Parallel to his broadening of range of interest in philosophy, Esa also became a media star in the 80’s in Finland. He domesticated the concept of a philosopher living a real life in real time through numerous appearances in the public media (tv, press and most radically at the time women’s magazines). He recorded an LP and published books with titles such as “Erection on Albertstreet”.

With Raimo P. Hämäläinen, Esa has developed the concept of Systems Intelligence, a chief notion to understand human behaviors from the kind of “optimistic and realistic” viewpoint Esa prefers, and combining engineering thinking that seeks results with the humanistic tradition that sophisticates the sensibilities.


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