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Workshop in Helsinki “Social Phenomenology: Persons, Vocations, Goals”

November 1st, 2015 |  Published in Events, Uncategorized

Social Phenomenology: Persons, Vocations, Goals

5–6 November 2015

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

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 (Café Engel)

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

19:00 Dinner (Trattoria Il Bucatino)


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 (Café Engel)

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), http://mypage.siu.edu/steinboc/

Sylvain Camilleri (UCA Louvain), http://www.uclouvain.be/sylvain.camilleri

Emanuele Caminada (Köln), http://artes.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/19660.html?&L=1

Trajtelová (Slovakia), http://www.phenomenologyresearchcenter.org/?page_id=158

Timo Miettinen (UH), timo.pa.miettinen@helsinki.fi‎;

Sami Pihlström (UH), sami.pihlstrom@helsinki.fi;

Simo Pulkkinen (UH)

Fredrik Westerlund (UH), fredrik.j.westerlund@gmail.com

Sara Heinämaa (JyU)