Hartimo Mirja, Yliopistontutkija/Senior Researcher

Senior Researcher in Sara Heinämaa's Project "Marginalization and Experience: Phenomenological Analyses of Normality and Abnormality," Academy of Finland https://www.jyu.fi/hytk/fi/laitokset/yfi/en/research/projects/mepa

After having defended my dissertation at Boston University in 2005, I returned to Finland due to the visa regulations related to the Fulbright fellowship with which I had started my studies at BU. I have since taught and researched in various academic institutions in Finland and other Nordic countries (incl. Centres of Advanced Studies in Oslo and in Uppsala). 

Areas of Interest
I am especially interested in the critical aspect of Husserl's phenomenology, which Husserl discusses arguably in the clearest and most detailed way in the context of his mathematical writings. I argue that Husserl's methodological commitments suggest that transcendental phenomenology should be practiced critically towards improvement of the human practices. This raises interesting questions about normativity that I explore in my present research.

Research Areas
My areas of specialization are phenomenology and philosophy and history of mathematics and logic.  As a member of the project "Marginalization and Experience," I focus on the questions related to methodology and normativity in phenomenology. 

Recent Publications
“Radical Besinnung in Formale und transzendentale Logik (1929)”, Husserl Studies.* DOI: 10.1007/s10743-018-9228-5.
“Husserl’s Scientific Context 1917-1938, a look into Husserl’s private library”, forthcoming in The New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy. Vol XVI, 2018.
On the Origins of Scientific Objectivity”, to appear in Husserl’s Phenomenology of Intersubjectivity: Historical Interpretations and Contemporary Applications. Ed ited by Christian Beyer, Christel Fricke, and Frode Kjosavik, Routledge.*“Husserl on completeness, definitely.” Synthese 195, 2018: 1509–1527. doi.org/10.1007/s11229-016-1278-7.
“Husserl and Gödel’s incompleteness theorems.” The Review of Symbolic Logic, 10 (4), 2017: 638-650. doi:10.1017/S1755020317000089.

Teaching (list of courses)

I am not presently teaching any courses.