Key Publications


Upcoming: Topical Collection in The European Journal of Philosophy of Science


Lenzi D, Schübel H, Wallimann-Helmer I (2023). Justice in benefitting from carbon removalGlobal Sustainability. 6:e22.


Beck, L. (2022). The Econ within or the Econ above? On the plausibility of preference purification. Economics & Philosophy.

Kause, A., Bruine de Bruin, W., Persson, J., Thorén, H., Olsson, L., Wallin, A., … & Vareman, N. (2022). Confidence levels and likelihood terms in IPCC reports: a survey of experts from different scientific disciplinesClimatic Change173(1-2), 2.

Lliso, B., Lenzi, D., Muraca, B., Chan, K. M., & Pascual, U. (2022). Nature’s disvalues: what are they and why do they matter?. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 56, 101173.

Olsson, L., Thorén, H., Harnesk, D., & Persson, J. (2022). Ethics of probabilistic extreme event attribution in climate change science: A critique. Earth’s Future, 10(3), e2021EF002258.

Soininen, N., Raymond, C. M., Tuomisto, H., Ruotsalainen, L., Thorén, H., Horcea-Milcu, A. I., … & Nagatsu, M. (2022). Bridge over troubled water: managing compatibility and conflict among thought collectives in sustainability science. Sustainability Science, 17(1), 27-44.

Thorén, H., & Persson, J. (2022). Problem-Feeding as a Model for Interdisciplinary ResearchInternational Studies in the Philosophy of Science, 1-21.


Beck, L., & Jahn, M. (2021). Normative Models and Their Success. Philosophy of the Social Sciences, 51(2), 123-150.

Kowarsch, Martin (2021): Beratung für Corona- und Klimapolitik: Fakten, Handlungsvorschläge oder gar Ziele?. Forschung – Politik, Strategie, Management 3+4/2020, pp. 97-100

Maas, Timo Y., Montana, J., van der Hel, S., Kowarsch, M., Tuinstra, W., Schoolenberg, M, Mahony, M., Lucas, P. L., Kok, M., Bakkes, J., & Turnhout, E. (2021): Effectively empowering: A different look at bolstering the effectiveness of global environmental assessments. Environmental Science and Policy 123: 210–219.

Lenzi, D., & Kowarsch, M. (2021). Integrating justice in climate policy assessments: towards a deliberative transformation of feasibility. Kenehan S, Corey K. Climate Justice and Political Feasibility. Rowman & Littlefield (forthcoming).

Thorén, H., Persson, J., & Olsson, L. (2021). A pluralist approach to epistemic dilemmas in event attribution scienceClimatic Change169(1), 1-17.

Thorén, H., Soininen, N., & Kotamäki, N. (2021). Scientific models in legal judgements: The relationship between law and environmental science as problem-feeding. Environmental Science & Policy, 124, 478-484.


Nagatsu, M., Davis, T., DesRoches, C. T., Koskinen, I., MacLeod, M., Stojanovic, M., & Thorén, H. (2020). Philosophy of science for sustainability science. Sustainability Science, 15(6), 1807-1817.