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)