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Samuli Isotalo

Samuli Isotalo is a doctoral student in philosophy at the University of Turku, Finland. His dissertation focuses on metaphysics, the study of Being itself. More specifically, what it is to be, what is its nature, and how to understand and think of the whole, that is, Being itself as a totality. The project has recently begun by first focusing on the metaphysics of the medieval period, especially St. Thomas Aquinas (1224?-1274). The project is not, however, meant to be purely historical. Rather, the insights of the medieval metaphysicians are intended to be brought into such present-day discussions where metaphysics intersects with natural science. It is here where process metaphysics has come to be of much interest to this project.