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)

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