Team 3: Contemporary Philosophy of Religion

The Team focuses on the leading paradigms that discuss the boundaries of reason and the possibility of religious recognition, issues which appear in a new light after Kant’s philosophy. They will also develop the concept of transitive recognition, i.e. a method in which disagreeing parties nevertheless agree about a third party (e.g. a referee, a set of common rules, shared rationality). This team also includes scholars who apply the findings of cognitive study of religion to our issues, as well as systematic theologians who discuss ecumenism and other contemporary mechanisms of mutual recognition in religions.

Team Leader

 pihlstrom-s Sami Pihlström, Director of the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, Professor of Philosophy of Religion (University of Helsinki)
The Problem of Evil and Mediated Recognition
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 appelqvist-h Hanne Appelqvist, Senior researcher
Wittgenstein on Rationality and the Limits of Language
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Sara Gehlin, Post-doctoral researcher
Women and Peace: Vision and Reality at the Intersection of Feminist and Peace Theology
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 hellqvist-e Elina Hellqvist, Post-doctoral researcher
Recognizing Otherness in Sexuality and Gender: an Analysis of Current Church Debates in Lutheran Churches
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 hietamaki-m Minna Hietamäki, Senior researcher
Ecumenical Recognition: Forms, Challenges and Opportunities
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 koskinen-h Heikki J. Koskinen, Senior researcher | See also personal research blog Reason and Recognition
Philosophical Analysis of Recognition Theory
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 kovalainen-h Heikki A. Kovalainen, Post-doctoral researcher
Acknowledgement vs. Recognition: Seeing Each Other’s Humanity in Contemporary Moral Philosophy
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 moisio-op Olli-Pekka Moisio, Post-doctoral researcher
Religion as a Critique or Critical Theory as a Longing for a Totally Other
Panu Pihkala, Post-doctoral researcher
Psychological and Spiritual Dimensions of Environmental Issues
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 visala-a Aku Visala, Senior researcher
Philosophical and Cognitive Perspectives on Recognition and Persons
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