Lauri Järvilehto
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Lauri Järvilehto

Lauri Järvilehto is an explorer of metaphysics, a philosophical investigator and a Sherlock Holmes fan. He has a passion for developing and building new solutions which increase the well-being of people around the world. He has worked as a researcher, author, entrepreneur and musician. More recently Järvilehto has focused on working with education and school reform.

Lauri Järvilehto

Born July 18, 1977, Helsinki

MA 2007 (Theoretical Philosophy), University of Helsinki
PhD 2011 (Philosophy), University of Jyväkylä

Founder and Chairman (2009-) and CEO (2009–2013) of the Academy of Philosophy
CEO and co-founder of Extended Mind Technologies, 2013–2014
Entrepreneur, composer and musician at Underwater Music, 1997–2009
Producer and composer at Musicmakers, 2001–2002
Conductor at the Swedish Theatre, 2000–2001

The Nature and Function of Intuitive Thought and Decision Making (Springer 2015)
Monenkirjavia kuvitelmia (‘Variously Patterned Fictions’, Tammi 2014)
Hauskan oppimisen vallankumous (‘The revolution of fun learning’, PS-Kustannus 2014)
Upeaa työtä! (‘Great work!’, Tammi 2013)
Tee itsestäsi mestariajattelija (‘Make yourself a master thinker’, Tammi 2012)

He has also published academic articles in peer-reviewed journals and books, as well as expert articles in Parliamentary publications, and popular articles.

Photo: Jani Saajanaho
Written by Lauri Järvilehto (Riitta-Ilona Hurmerinta, ed.)
Translated by
Joe McVeigh