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)