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Biologist , educator

Kari Yrjö Henrik Lagerspetz, Finnish biologist, educator. Named Knight 1st Class Order of White Rose of Finland, 1986. Fellow Finnish Academy of Sciences; member Finnish Physiological Society (chairman 1982-1990).

Background

Lagerspetz, Kari Yrjö Henrik was born on September 6, 1931 in Helsinki, Finland. Son of Yrjö and Lyyli (Levänen) Lagerspetz.

Education

Mag.Phil., University Helsinki, 1954. Lic.Phil., University Turku, Finland, 1958. Doctor of Philosophy, University Turku, Finland, 1960.

Career

Assistant University Turku, 1954-1964, lecturer, 1960-1964, professor, 1964-1994, professor emeritus, since 1994. Research professor Academy of Finland, 1976-1979. Visiting professor Rockefeller University, New York, 1977.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Teleological Explanations and Terms in Biology, 1959, (in Finnish), The Animal and the Machine, 1966, From Chance to Control, 1983. Co-author: (in Finnish) How to Write a Scientific Article, 1991. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Fellow Finnish Academy of Sciences. Member Finnish Physiological Society (chairman 1982-1990).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Philosophy, summer home at finnish seaside.

Connections

Married Kirsti Maria Johanne Ahlman, June 19, 1954. Children: Eerik, Juhani, Olli, Mikko.

father:
Yrjö Lagerspetz

mother:
Lyyli (Levänen) Lagerspetz

spouse:
Kirsti Maria Johanne Ahlman

children:
Eerik Lagerspetz

Juhani Lagerspetz

Olli Lagerspetz

Mikko Lagerspetz