Affectivity and Embodiment: Philosophical Analyses of Experiential Aberrations and Abnormalities

Affectivity and Embodiment: Philosophical Analyses of Experiential Aberrations and Abnormalities

International Research Meeting, Thursday 23, February 2017

Venue: The House of Sciences and Letters, Kirkkokatu 6, Helsinki

Organizers: Subjectivity, Historicity, Communality (SHC) and
Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of Jyväskylä

All are welcome!


09:45–10.00 Opening words by Sara Heinämaa and Jussi Saarinen

10:00–11:30 Matthew Ratcliffe (U of Vienna): Merleau-Ponty on Grief and Phantom Limbs
11:30–12:15 Jussi Saarinen (U of Jyväskylä): Reconsidering Existential Feeling
12:15–13:30 Lunch
13:30–14:15 Sara Heinämaa (U of Jyväskylä): Varieties of Presence: Heidegger’s and Husserl’s Accounts of the Useful and the Valuable

14:15–14:45 Jaakko Vuori (U of Jyväskylä): Existential Feeling and Bodily Self-Reference
14:45–15:15 Coffee
15:15–15:45 Sanna Tirkkonen (U of Helsinki): Emotional Trauma as Limit-Experience – Slowly Towards Retrospective Fictionalization
15:45–16:30 Joona Taipale (U of Jyväskylä):
Interoceptive Affectivity and Human Interaction

16:30–17:15 Fredrik Westerlund (U of Helsinki/U of Jyväskylä): To See Oneself as Seen by Others: On the Personal and Interpersonal Character of Shame

Contact: Jussi Saarinen
University teacher / Post-doctoral researcher

Existence and Imagination: Philosophical Aspects of Tove Jansson’s Fiction

Symposium with professors Hans Ruin, Dan Zahavi and Sara Heinämaa

Time: February 8, 2017

Venue: House of Sciences and Letters, Room 505, 5th floor, Kirkkokatu 6, Helsinki

12:15–12:30 Welcome and Opening
12:30–13:30 Hans Ruin (Södertörn, Stockholm): Dancing with Zarathustra: Tove Jansson, Nietzsche, and the Poetics of Overcoming
13:30–14:30 Dan Zahavi (Copenhagen): Manhattan Dynamite and no Pancakes
14.30–14:45 Coffee
14:45–15:45 Joona Taipale (Jyväskylä): “Perhaps a Mirror Might Help?” – Recognition and Intersubjectivity in the Moominvalley
15:45–16:45 Sanna Tirkkonen (Helsinki): Love Triangle on the Anxious Island: Coping with Fear, Depression and Anger
16:45–17:00 Coffee
17:00–18:00 Sara Heinämaa (Jyväskylä): Imagination and Ending: The Hysteric, the Neurotic and the Demented

Organized by the research community Subjectivity, Historicity, Communality (SHC), sponsored by the Academy project Marginalization and Experience: Phenomenological Analyses of Normality and Abnormality (MEPA)

Helsinki Symposium on Philosophy of Psychiatry: Culture, Extended and Embodied Cognition and Mental Disorders 2016

30 June – 1 July, 2016, Lapinlahti, Helsinki

An international symposium organized by the Helsinki Network for Philosophy of Psychiatry, in collaboration with TINT (Centre of Excellence in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences), the Subjectivity, Historicity, Communality Research Network and the Doctoral Programme for Philosophy, Arts and Society.

Our theme, Culture, Extended, Embodied Cognition and Mental Disorders, encompasses cultural issues of mental disorders related to diagnostics, definitions and classifications, as well as phenomenological questions of experience, affectivity and embodiment. The aim of the symposium is to open new horizons for interdisciplinary approaches to mental disorders.

Two days of lectures and discussions among researchers and practitioners take place in the historic Lapinlahti Hospital, which is a former mental institution, among the first modern psychiatric hospitals in Europe.

Keynote speakers include:
Giovanna Colombetti, Associate Professor at University of Exeter
Rachel Cooper, Senior Lecturer at Lancaster University
Daniel Hutto, Professor at University of Wollongong
Harold Kincaid, Professor at University of Cape Town
Dominic Murphy, Associate Professor at University of Sydney
Jaakko Seikkula, Professor at University of Jyväskylä

Registration has ended (June 1st 2016) – if you would like to inquire about extra places, send us an email at psychiatry-symposium[at]

Preliminary programme

30.6. Thursday

9:30 Registration (& lunch tickets)

10:00 Pii Telakivi & Anna Ovaska, Welcome wishes and a word on Lapinlahti Hospital
10:15-10:45 Tuomas Vesterinen, Culture and the Extension of Mental Disorders
10:45- 12:00 Dominic Murphy (TBA)

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-13:30 Marion Godman, What Is Cultural and What Is Bounded about (Some) Psychiatric Syndromes?
13:30-14:00 Samuli Pöyhönen & Petri Ylikoski, Causal Matrix for Addiction

14:00-14:30 Coffee break

14:30-15:00 Jaakko Kuorikoski & Susanne Uusitalo et al. (TBA)
15:00-15:30 Joona Taipale, The Object of Addiction. Perspectives from Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis and Phenomenology

15:30-15:45 Break

15:45-17:00 Daniel Hutto, A Reconciliation for the Future of Psychiatry: both Folk Psychology and Cognitive Science

17:00-17:30 Tour around Lapinlahti

19:00 Symposium dinner at Holiday, Katajanokka

1.7. Friday

10:00 Opening
10:10-10:30 Sanna Tirkkonen, Introduction: Experience and Psychiatric Knowledge
10:30-11:45 Jaakko Seikkula, Open Dialogues: Re-organizing Psychiatry and Focusing on Generating Embodied Dialogues

11:45-12:45 Lunch

12:45-14:00 Giovanna Colombetti, Embodied Moods: from Extension to Incorporation

14:00-14:30 Coffee break

14:30-15:00 Caterina Marchionni, Challenging the Mechanistic view in Psychiatry
15:00-16:00 Harold Kincaid, Realism and Antirealism about Psychiatric Classification

16:00-16:15 Break

16:15-17:30 Rachel Cooper, Extended Mental Disorder

17:30 Picnic at Lapinlahti

Saturday 2.7.

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The Sense of Connection: 9 June 2016


Interdisciplinary perspectives on human interaction

June 9, 2016
University of Helsinki

Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies (Fabianinkatu 24, ground floor, room 136)

09:00-09:15 Opening words

09:15-10:15 Vasudevi Reddy (University of Portsmouth)
“Engagement, the Person and Development”

10:15-11:15 Jaakko Seikkula (University of Jyväskylä)
“Dynamic dialogical synchronization: Finding the human mind in embodied relationships”

11:15-12:30 Lunch

12:30-13:30 Sebastian Wallot (Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics)
“Connected, but not synchronized: Multiple patterns of interpersonal coordination can be associated with positive collective experiences“

13:30-14:30 Melisa Stevanovic (University of Helsinki)
“Patterns of interactional behaviour: Overt characteristics and experiential consequences”

14:30-15:30 Sara Heinämaa (University of Jyväskylä)
“Self-experience and empathy: On the phenomenological conditions of bodily synchrony”

15:30-16:00 Coffee

16:00-17:00 Heidi Fast (Aalto University of Arts and Design)
“Vocal coattunement in artistic research: Shared vocality attuning embodied interaction”

17:00-18:00 Joona Taipale (University of Jyväskylä / Kone Foundation)
“Affect regulation and self/other differentiation”

In everyday language, we usually talk of a sense of connection when people not only interact with one another, but find their experiential perspectives, insights, or worries either coinciding or at least becoming understood or recognized by one another. Likewise we speak of feelings of “disconnection” when people are not understood by one another, when their emotions and moods are not attuned to or sympathized with, but also when people do not share each other’s religious, political, or ideological world-views. The general psychological insight has been documented by many recent studies: it clearly matters to us whether or not social interaction comes with a sense of connection, and depending on the presence of the latter, interaction is bound to be qualitatively different. To be sure, we do not always seek for a sense of connection – in our daily urban environment we also frequently make efforts in avoiding it. This, however, is yet another proof of the central facilitating and opening role of the sense of connection in social interaction – it is just that we do not always want that.

However, the concept of “connection” is all but clear: it comes in many forms, levels, and registers. On the one hand, interpersonal connection may refer to an experience of cognitive, ideological, or emotional attunement, alignment, or coincidence – to an experience of there being, instead of just two or more individuals, a “we”. On the other hand, the interpersonal connectedness may also refer to non-experiential issues. Recent empirical studies have shown that, in particular circumstances, interpersonal encounters give rise to multi-faceted “synchronization” in the empirically observable physiological and neurological processes of the participants: the perceivable gestures, movements, and prosody of the interacting persons tend to become rhythmically aligned, the responses of the participants’ autonomic nervous systems reportedly tend toward a common pattern, to say nothing of the activation of the participants’ mirror resonance systems.

In short, interpersonal connection proceeds both in experiential and non-experiential registers, and it varies both as for its content and as for its form. The aim of the workshop is to examine and elaborate the structure and meaning of interpersonal connection, its development and emergence, and its consequences in social interaction. These issues will be discussed from various perspectives, paying heed to the following questions in particular:

(1) How should we interpret the experience of personal connection?
(2) What happens to the self/other distinction in such experiences?
(3) How is the reported empirical-bodily synchronization related to the experience of interpersonal connection?
(4) What are the conditions and presuppositions for bodily synchronization and the sense of connection?
(5) What kind of effects and consequences do bodily synchronization and the sense of connection have for the ongoing and developing interaction?


The conference is free and open to all. Registration beforehand is not needed. Welcome!

The event is sponsored by the Subjectivity, Historicity, Communality network and The Federation for Finnish Learned Societies.

Law and Phenomenology: 2 December 2015


Law and Phenomenology workshop
House of Sciences and Letters, Kirkkokatu 6, Helsinki
Room 312, 3rd floor
December 2nd, 2015

10.15–10.30 Ari Hirvonen (Helsinki): Opening words

10.30–11.30 Ferdinando Menga (Tübingen): Radical Democracy, Conflicts, Transformative Politics: Phenomenological Remarks on the Transgression of Politico-Legal Boundaries

Chair: Ari Hirvonen

11.30-11.45 Coffee

11.45–12.45 Sophie Loidolt (Vienna): Phenomenology, Law, and the Political:
On the Possible Role of Phenomenological Approaches to Subjectivity and Intersubjectivity in Legal Theory

Chair: Susanna Lindroos-Hovinheimo (Helsinki)

12.45–14.15 Lunch 

14.15–15.15 Ari Hirvonen (Helsinki): Heidegger and Philosophy of Law

15.15–16.15 Emily Hartz (Southern Denmark):  Law as a Particular Structuring of Subjectivity and World  

Chair: Timo Miettinen

16.15–16.45 Coffee

16.45–17.30 Timo Miettinen (Helsinki):  On the Foundations of the European Economic
Constitution: Ordoliberalism and Phenomenology

17.30–18.15 Hanna Lukkari (Helsinki): Lefort on the Institution of Democracy and Human Rights

Chair: Emily Hartz

The workshop is organized by The Research Network Subjectivity, Historicity and Communality, The Finnish Association for the Philosophy of Law and The Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki.


Social Phenomenology: 5-6 November 2015


Social Phenomenology: Persons, Vocations, Goals

5–6 November 2015

Venues: Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, House of Sciences and Letters.

Organizers: Organizers: Sara Heinämaa and Timo Miettinen, Subjectivity, Historicity, Communality Research Community; Markku Koivusalo, Tutkijaliitto; University of Jyväskylä and University of Helsinki; Anthony Steinbock, Phenomenology Research Center, Southern Illinois University.

 The aim of this workshop is to discuss the normative structures of personal and interpersonal lives within the framework of contemporary phenomenology and pragmatism.


Thursday November 5th

Venue: Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies (Fabianinkatu 24, 1st floor seminar room)

11:30-13:00 Anthony Steinbock (Southern Illinois University, Carbondale): Making Way for a Phenomenology of Vocations

Chair Sara Heinämaa

13:00-14:30 Lunch

14:30-16:00 Emanuele Caminada (Köln): Europe and Vocational Ethics

Chair Simo Pulkkinen

16:00-16:15 Coffee

16:15-17:15 Timo Miettinen (UH): Phenomenology and the Common World: Husserl’s Interpretation of Philosophy as Social Vocation

Chair Fredrik Westerlund


Friday November 6th

Venue: The House of Sciences and Letters (Kirkkokatu 6, lecture room 309)

09:30-11:00 Sami Pihlström (UH): Embedded Life: Habits and Practices in Pragmatism

Chair Sara Heinämaa

11:00-11:15 Coffee

11:15-12:15 Sara Heinämaa (JyU): Persons and Vocations in Husserl’s Philosophy

Chair Simo Pulkkinen

12:15-13:45 Lunch

13:45-15:15 Jana Trajtelová (Slovakia): Toward the Meaning of Vocational Identity: Several Phenomenological Observations of the Experience of Vocation in Western Mysticism

Chair Timo Miettinen

15:15-15:30 Coffee

15:30-16:30 Fredrik Westerlund (UH): Values, Egoism, and the Claim of the Other

Chair Sara Heinämaa


Anthony Steinbock (Southern Illinois University, Carbondale)

Emanuele Caminada (Köln)

Jana Trajtelová (Slovakia)


Rethinking Revolution: September 25, 2015

RethinkRethinking Revolution: An International Symposium

September 25, 2015, University of Helsinki
Tutkijakollegium (Fabianinkatu 24), room 136

The aim of the symposium is to investigate whether the idea of ‘revolution’ is still politically and theoretically useful today, and if so, what we should understand by it. By combining philosophical, historical and political perspectives on the topic, we aim to generate a broad discussion on the possibilities of social transformation in contemporary societies.

10.15:   Welcome (Johanna Oksala)

10.30-12.30: The Revolutionary Legacies of Kant and Arendt

Omri Boehm (New School for Social Research): ‘Kant on Enlightenment as Revolution’

Ulrika Björk (Södertörn University): ‘Arendt and the Revolutionary Moment’

12.30-14.00: Lunch

14.00-16.00: The Revolutionary Promises of Marxism, Feminism and Ecology

Cinzia Arruzza (New School for Social Research): ‘Conflictual Universality: A Feminist Perspective on Revolution’

Jason W. Moore (University of Umeå): ‘Revolutions: Social, Ecological or World-Ecological?’

16.00-16.30: Coffee

16.30-18.15: Revolutionary Time

Kristian Klockars (University of Helsinki): ‘The Democratic Revolution, its Presence and Future’

Ari-Elmeri Hyvönen (University of Jyväskylä): ‘Revolutionary Spirit, Worldlessness, and Violence: Arendt, Badiou, and Zizek’

Juuso Tervo (Aalto University): ‘Corrosive Temporalities: Art and the Time of Revolution’


Contact: Johanna Oksala ( & Ulrika Björk (

Organised by the Research  Network Subjectivity, Historicity, and Communality (SHC), University of Helsinki

Dialogue and Intersubjectivity: September 16, 2015


Wednesday, September 16, 2015

House of Science and Letters, room 309, 3rd floor

10:00-10:30 Sara Heinämaa (University of Jyväskylä): Introduction

10:30-11:30 Jaakko Seikkula (University of Jyväskylä): Psychotherapy as embodied activity

11:30-12:30 Shinji Hamauzu (Osaka University): On Dialogue in Husserl’s phenomenology of intersubjectivity and psychiatry

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-14:30 Irina Poleshchuk (University of Helsinki): On condition of ethical becoming: sensibility, enjoyment and displaced subjectivity

14:30-15:30 Tadashi Kawasaki (Osaka University): Dialogue and Menace: Merleau-Ponty on Intersubjectivity

15:30-16:30 Minae Inahara (Osaka University): The Art of Pain and Intersubjectivity in Frida Kahlo’s Self-Portraits

16:30-17:00 Coffee

17:00-18:00 Joona Taipale (University of Jyväskylä): Social invisibility

18:00-19:00 Kai Alhanen (Aretai Oy): Meanings and experiences in dialogue




Husserl Circle: June 11-12


The 46th Annual Meeting of the Husserl Circle

Time: June 9-12, 2015, Helsinki
Venue: The House of Science and Letters, Kirkkokatu 6, 5th floor, room 505


Subjectivity, Historicity, Communality (SHC) Research Network (University of Jyväskylä, University of Helsinki) and the Philosophical Society of Finland


Tentative program

Tuesday, June 9


10:00-10:15 Opening words by Mirja Hartimo and Sara Heinämaa

10:15–11:30     Thomas Hansberger (Marquette University): Two Arguments on Husserl and Externalism: Husserl’s Transcendental Critique of the Subject/Object Distinction

Commentator: Philipp Berghofer (University of Graz)

Chair: Mirja Hartimo

11:30–12:45    Lunch

12:45–14:00   Julia Jansen (University of Leuven): Husserl’s Notion of Deckungssynthese: A Radical Departure from Kant Commentator: Rosemary Rizo-Patrón de Lerner (Pontifical Catholic University of Peru)

Chair: Jussi Backman

14:00–15:15    Hanna Trindade Gonçalves (University of Minas Gerais): Temporality and Phantasy: The Role of Time in the Constitution of Imaginary Objects

Commentator: Ronald Bruzina (University of Kentucky)

Chair: Jussi Backman

15:15–15:45 Coffee 15:45-17:00 Virginie Palette (CNRS/ Ecole Normale Supérieure): The Normative Role of Types Perception: A Husserlian Proposal

Commentator:  Gediminas Karoblis (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Chair: Fredrik Westerlund


Wednesday, June 10

Consciousness, Understanding, Historicity

09:00–10:15   Invited Nordic Keynote

Dan Zahavi (University of Copenhagen): Communication and self-alienation

Chair: Sara Heinämaa

10:15–11:30 Michele Averchi (The Catholic University of America): Appropriation and Assimilation in Communication

Commentator: Witold Plotka (University of Gdansk)

Chair: Erika Ruonakoski

11:30–12:45 Lunch

12:45–14:00   Joona Taipale (University of Jyväskylä): Empathy and Typification

Commentator: Zachary Joachim (Boston University)

Chair: Mirja Hartimo

14:00–15:15 Dimitris Apostolopoulous (University of Notre Dame): Ricoeur, Husserl, And Poetic History

Commentator: Timo Miettinen (University of Helsinki)

Chair: Mirja Hartimo

15:15–15:45 Coffee

15:45–17:00  Lilian Allweiss (Trinity College Dublin): Self-Consciousness without an I

Commentator: Sara Heinämaa (University of Jyväskylä)

Chair: Joona Taipale

 Thursday, June 11 Truth and Logic

09:00–10:15  Bernhard Obsieger (Complutence University of Madrid): Husserl’s Transcendental Reduction and the Realm of Ontology

Commentator: Wenjing Cai (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)

Chair: Joona Taipale

10:15–11:30     Thomas III Byrne (University of Leuven): The Significance of the Hinweistendenz for Husserl’s Philosophy: Expression and Truth

Commentator: Simo Pulkkinen (University of Helsinki)

Chair: Joona Taipale

11:30–12:30 Lunch

12:30–13:45 Matteo Bianchin (University of Milano-Bicocca): Husserl on Meaning and Grammar
Commentator: Andrea Borsato (Independent Scholar)

Chair: Sara Heinämaa

13:45–15:00   Stefania Centrone (University of Oldenburg): On the Shoulders of Leibniz and Bolzano: Early Husserl on the Mathesis Universalis

Commentator: Mirja Hartimo (University of Jyväskylä) / Jairo da Silva (São Paulo State University)

Chair: Sara Heinämaa

(Coffee served during the discussion)

15:00–17:00 Book Session

Essays on Gödel’s Reception of Leibniz, Husserl, and Brouwer (Springer, 2015).

Commentator: Dermot Moran (University College Dublin)

Author’s response: Mark van Atten (CNRS, Paris-Sorbonne University)

The Origin of the Logic of Symbolic Mathematics, Edmund Husserl and Jacob Klein (Indiana, 2011).

Commentator: Claudio Majolino (University of Lille)

Author’s response: Burt Hopkins (Seattle University)

Chair: Mirja Hartimo

Friday June 12

Modes of Intentionality and the Kantian Background

9:00–10:45 Intentionality and Significance

George Heffernan (Merrimack College): Thinking of Jupiter: An Essay on the Phenomenological Concept of Intentionality in Husserl’s Fifth Logical Investigation

Dermot Moran (University College Dublin): Human Beings as Sense-Givers and Apprehenders in a Significant World

Chair: Sara Heinämaa

10:45–12:00   Corijn Van Mazijk (University of Groningen): Between Perception and Judgment: Husserl’s Type and Kant’s Schema Commentator: Carlos Lobo (University of Caen Lower Normandy)

Chair: Simo Pulkkinen

12:00–13:15 Lunch

13:15–14:30 Andrea Cimino (Boston College): Reality Beyond Illusion: A Phenomenological Account of  Veridical and Deceptive Perceptions

Commentator: Fredrik Westerlund (University of Helsinki)

Chair: Simo Pulkkinen

14:30–15:00 Coffee

15:00–16:15  John Drummond (Fordham University): Husserl, Buck-Passing, and Fitting-Attitude Theories of Value Commentator:  Molly Flynn (Assumption College)

Chair: Mirja Hartimo

16:15–17:00 Business Meeting

Organization committee:

Mirja Hartimo, Sara Heinämaa, Joona Taipale, Simo Oinas, and Tuukka Brunila

Reaction Time: Radical Cultural Conservatism after WWII


Radical Cultural Conservatism After World War II

A Conference Organized by The Academy of Finland Research Project

The Intellectual Heritage of Radical Cultural Conservatism

With the Intellectual Traditions in Ethics and Politics Research Group (ITEP),

The Subjectivity, Historicity, Communality Research Community (SHC)

And The Finnish Association of Researchers

House of Science and Letters, Lecture Hall 505 (5th floor)

Address: Kirkkokatu 6, Helsinki

June 4–5, 2015

Keynote lecture by Prof. Richard Wolin (City University of New York)

Radical cultural conservatism is one of the most significant, yet also most overlooked, intellectual trends in 20th-century Western political thought. It gained its classic contours in the work of Oswald Spengler, Charles Maurras, Edgar Jung, Ernst Jünger, Carl Schmitt, Martin Heidegger, Julius Evola, Mircea Eliade and others, and is again resurfacing as a salient force in 21st-century discourses. Radical cultural conservatism is not to be neglected if we wish to understand the historical background of late modern political fluctuations, such as the rise of a particular type of far-right ideology. This ideology cannot be traced back to National Socialism and classical fascism alone. Nazism and fascism were largely wiped out in WWII; radical cultural conservatism underwent a crisis, too, but nevertheless survived, first in the European academic community and later in European political life.

Many radical conservatives, such as Eliade, Heidegger, Jünger, and Schmitt as well as their younger followers, continued to write and publish after the war. They inspired new generations of intellectuals and politicians in Europe and also in the United States, where the heritage of radical conservatism is visible in authors such as Leo Strauss, Friedrich A. Hayek, and Hans Morgenthau. In the 1960s, also proponents of the intellectual left adopted ideas developed by radical conservatives at the beginning of the century, first in Italy and subsequently in Germany, France, and the US. Even today, a number of those notions and concepts circulate in the academic world, including the ideas of violence as the origin of order, of conflict as the irreducible fact of human life, of sacrifice as the condition of meaning, and of universalism as a mask for imperialism.

Despite such continuities, the post-WWII heritage of radical cultural conservatism is a relatively unexplored page in modern intellectual history. The aim of the conference is to contribute to the filling of this lacuna and to critically examine the intellectual heritage of the radical conservative ideology by focusing on the ways in which this ideology was preserved, affirmed, reappropriated, and transformed in Western intellectual and political life since the 1940s. This will help to uncover the roots and developmental origins of contemporary radical conservative movements such as the Nouvelle Droite in France and Neo-Eurasianism in Russia, most prominently theorized by Alain de Benoist and Alexander Dugin, respectively.

The conference is open for the public, and there is no admission fee.

For more information:


Thursday June 4, 2015

10.15 – 11.45 Keynote Lecture (Chair: Mika Ojakangas)

Richard Wolin (City University of New York): Fascism and Hermeneutics: Gadamer, Nietzsche, and the Politics of Accommodation

11.45 – 12.00 Coffee Break

12.00 – 13.30 Session 1: Principles and Continuities (Chair: Mika Ojakangas)

Markku Koivusalo (University of Jyväskylä): Time as Radical Action: The Call for Conservative Revolution

Göran Dahl (Lund University): Esoteric Symbolism and Radical Conservatism: The Case of Mircea Eliade

Jussi Backman (University of Jyväskylä): The Other Inception of the West: The Postmetaphysical ‘Conservative Revolution’ in Right Heideggerianism

13.30 – 14.45 Lunch Break

14.45 – 15.45 Session 2: Post-War Continuities I (Chair: Jussi Backman)

Hjalmar Falk (University of Gothenburg): Epimetheus in the 20th Century: The Symbolism and Ideological Implications of Carl Schmitt’s Marian Katechontism

Timo Pankakoski (University of Jyväskylä): Hans Freyer and the Political Flow of History

15.45 – 16.00 Coffee Break

16.00 – 17.00 Session 3: Post-War Continuities II (Chair: Timo Pankakoski)

Tommaso Beggio (University of Helsinki): Paul Koschaker and his Idea of Europe

Tuomas Parsio (University of Jyväskylä): What is Political Speleology? Leo Strauss’s Second Cave

19.00 Conference Dinner (for speakers)

Friday June 5, 2015

10.15 – 11.45 Session 4: Hannah Arendt and the Radical Heritage (Chair: Markku Koivusalo)

Tuija Parvikko (University of Jyväskylä): A Note on Hannah Arendt’s Debt to Martin Heidegger

Mika Ojakangas (University of Jyväskylä): Carl Schmitt’s Influence on Hannah Arendt’s Political Thought

Ville Suuronen (University of Jyväskylä): Hannah Arendt’s Political Ontology as a Critique of Carl Schmitt’s Political Thinking

11.45 – 13.00 Lunch Break

13.00 – 14.00 Session 5: Radical Conservatism and the Left (Chair: Tuomas Parsio)

Mikko Immanen (University of Helsinki): Adorno Faces Heidegger’s Influence in Frankfurt at the Turn of the 1930s: The Unexamined Frankfurt Discussion as a Sequel to the Epochal Davos Debate

Janne Porttikivi (University of Jyväskylä): Badiou and Heidegger: Two Ontologies, Two Different Politics

14.00 – 14.15 Coffee Break

14.15 – 15.45 Session 6: Historical and Political Implications (Chair: Mika Ojakangas)

Ville Erkkilä (University of Helsinki): From Seers of History to Deceived Witnesses: Three Historians and their Stories in the Kaleidoscope of the 2nd World War

Silviya Serafimova (Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies): How Just Is the War on Terror? The Influence of Carl Schmitt’s Theory of Just War on George W. Bush’s War Politics

Marja Vuorinen (University of Helsinki): Anders Behring Breivik’s Manifesto as a Declaration of Radical Cultural Conservatism