We are pleased to invite you to Simo Knuuttila Colloquium on June 15–16.
Simo Knuuttila served as Professor of Theological Ethics and Philosophy of Religion at the University of Helsinki from 1981 to 2014. His colleagues and friends were deeply saddened by his passing away in June 2022. To honor Knuuttila’s memory and philosophical career, the Faculty of Theology, the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies (HCAS), and the Philosophical Society of Finland organize a two-day colloquium in June 2023. The colloquium features talks that either directly engage with particular aspects of Knuuttila’s work or address themes that were pervasive in his research. The keynote speakers of the event are Martha C. Nussbaum (University of Chicago) and John Marenbon (University of Cambridge). The scope of Knuuttila’s research and expertise was exceptionally broad, covering ancient and medieval theories of mind and modality, philosophy of time, as well as philosophical theories of emotions. He was the author of Modalities in Medieval Philosophy (Routledge 1993), Emotions in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (OUP 2004), and numerous scholarly articles, which received international critical acclaim.
The colloquium will take place at the Common Room of the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies (Fabianinkatu 24 A, 3rd floor) and the Faculty Hall of the Faculty of Theology (Vuorikatu 3, 5th floor).
All are welcome to attend the colloquium and the Simo Knuuttila in Memoriam event, which closes the colloquium. There is no registration fee, but participants are kindly asked to pre-register by May 31, 2023 at https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/122988/lomake.html. For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org