Mirja Hartimo


PhD, Docent and University Reseacher
e-mail: mirjahartimo at gmail.com
website: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7974-1722

Project Description:
My earlier research has focused on Edmund Husserl's (early and late) views on mathematics, which I have examined both systematically and historically. Husserl's mathematical writings shed light to some central themes studied in the project "Marginalization and Experience: Phenomenological Analyses of Normality and Abnormality." In this project, I focus on two such themes: First, the mathematical writings show in detail how Husserl used the phenomenological method critically to revise concepts and practices in sciences. Second, Husserl's writings on logic provide an important source for the study of normativity in phenomenology. My aim is to examine both of these themes in Husserl's view of social practices in general.

Latest Publications:

  • On the origins of scientific objectivity,” in Husserls Phenomenology of Intersubjectivity: Historical Interpretations and Contemporary Applications, eds. Christian Beyer, Christel Fricke and Frode Kjosavik, London: Routledge, forthcoming.
  • “Husserl’s scientific context 1917–1938, a look into Husserl’s private library,” in The New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy, forthcoming.
  • “Husserl and Gödel’s incompleteness theorems,” The Review of Symbolic Logic, 2017, doi:10.1017/S1755020317000089.
  • “Husserl on completeness, definitely,” Synthese, 2016. DOI:10.1007/s11229-016-1278-7
  • “Husserl and Hilbert,” in Essays on Husserls Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics, ed. Stefania Centrone, Synthese Library, Springer, 2017, 245–263.
  • “Syntactic reduction in Husserl’s early phenomenology of arithmetic,” with Mitsuhiro Okada, Synthese, 2016. 193(3), 937-969. DOI 10.1007/s11229-015-0779-0
  • Phenomenology and the Transcendental, co-edited with Sara Heinämaa and Timo Miettinen, London, New York: Routledge, 2014.


Upcoming Conference Talks:
In 2018 Mirja can be met, apart from the phenomenology seminar in Helsinki, at least in NoSP in Gdansk, Poland, on April 18-20, in "Transcendental Philosophy and Naturalism" in Parma, Italy, on May 15-18, and in "Axiomatic Mathematics and Phenomenology" in Bucharest, Romania, on September 3-4.