Yrjönsuuri Mikko, Professori / Professor

Studysubject:
Filosofia / Philosophy
Room:
Opinkivi 345

Biography

I studied at the University of Helsinki (MA 1988), where I also defended my doctoral dissertation on medieval obligations logic (Ph.D. 1994). After working in various teaching and research positions at the University of Joensuu (1992-1998), I moved to the University of Jyväskylä in 1999. I have taught also at Uppsala University and the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), and made extended research visits to, for example, Toronto, Genoa and Rome. Since 2002, I have edited with Henrik Lagerlund the book series Studies of the History of the Philosophy of Mind (Springer). I have been full Professor of Philosophy at the University of Jyväskylä since 2007. I was the head of department 2010-2013. 

Areas of Interest

I consider myself a general historian of philosophy. My main current research field is late medieval and early modern ethics, especially philosophy of mind and personhood. I have worked extensively on the history of logic, and continue work in that area. In addition, I have (too) large variety of other research interests, including environmental philosophy, philosophy of action, and others.

 

Recent Publications

2016

Coppock, L., and Yrjönsuuri, M. (2016). Sophisms and Insolubles. In C. Dutilh-Novaes and S. Read (Eds.), Cambridge Companion to Medieval Logic Cambridge UP 2016.

Yrjönsuuri, M. (2016). Skeptisismi keskiajalla ja renessanssissa. Gaudeamus.

2015

Yrjönsuuri, M. (2015). Obligations and Conditionals. Vivarium 53 (2015), 322–335.

Yrjönsuuri, M., (2015). Klassikot ja me. In O.-P. Moisio, T. Silvasti, & I. Kauppinen (Eds.), Polkuja yhteiskuntatieteisiin (pp. 129-143). SoPhi (128). Jyväskylä, Finland: Jyväskylän yliopisto. http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-951-39-6096-4

2014

Toivanen, J., & Yrjönsuuri, M. (2014). Medieval Theories. In S. Knuuttila, & J. Sihvola (Eds.), Sourcebook for the History of the Philosophy of Mind : Philosophical Psychology from Plato to Kant (pp. 429-445). Studies in the History of Philosophy of Mind (12). Dordrecht: Springer Science+Business Media. doi:10.1007/978-94-007-6967-0

Yrjönsuuri, M. (2014). Will in Early Modern Philosophy. In S. Knuuttila, & J. Sihvola (Eds.), Sourcebook for the History of the Philosophy of Mind : Philosophical Psychology from Plato to Kant (pp. 581-590). Studies in the History of Philosophy of Mind (12). Dordrecht: Springer Science+Business Media. doi:10.1007/978-94-007-6967-0

Yrjönsuuri, M. (2014). Ajatuksia filosofian historian menetelmästä, totuudesta ja ymmärtämisestä. Tiede ja edistys, 39 (2), 177-183.

Silva, J., & Yrjönsuuri, M. (Eds.). (2014). Active Perception in the History of Philosophy : From Plato to Modern Philosophy. Springer. Studies in the History of Philosophy of Mind, 14. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-04361-6

Yrjönsuuri, M. (2014). Introduction: The World as a Stereogram. In J. Silva, & M. Yrjönsuuri (Eds.), Active Perception in the History of Philosophy : From Plato to Modern Philosophy (pp. 187-206). Studies in the History of Philosophy of Mind (14). Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-04361-6_1

Yrjönsuuri, M. (2014). Seeing Distance. In J. Silva, & M. Yrjönsuuri (Eds.), Active Perception in the History of Philosophy : From Plato to Modern Philosophy (pp. 187-206). Studies in the History of Philosophy of Mind (14). Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-04361-6_10

Yrjönsuuri, M. (2014). Minä ja minun ruumiini : kolme 1200-luvun teoriaa kehollisuudesta. In A. Laitinen, J. Saarinen, H. Ikäheimo, P. Lyyra, & I. Niemi (Eds.), Sisäisyys & suunnistautuminen : juhlakirja Jussi Kotkavirralle (pp. 207-219). SoPhi (125). Jyväskylä, Finland: Jyväskylän yliopisto. Retrieved from http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-951-39-5603-5

2013

Yrjönsuuri, M. (2013). Klassikot ja me. In O.-P. Moisio, P. Korhonen, & T.-A. Wilska (Eds.), Yhteiskuntatieteiden ovella (pp. 127-141). SoPhi (121). Jyväskylä, Finland: Jyväskylän yliopisto. Retrieved from http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-951-39-5101-6

Yrjönsuuri, M., & Spade, P. (2013). Medieval Theories of Obligationes. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2013 (Fall). Retrieved from http://plato.stanford.edu/archives/fall2013/entries/obligationes/

Yrjönsuuri, M. (2013). Modernin mielen synty. In J. Hämeen-Anttila, K. Katajala, A. Sihvola, & I. Hetemäki (Eds.), Kaikki syntyy kriisistä (pp. 253-266). Helsinki, Finland: Gaudeamus.

Kortetmäki, T., Laitinen, A., & Yrjönsuuri, M. (Eds.). (2013). Ajatuksia ilmastoetiikasta. Jyväskylä, Finland: Jyväskylän yliopisto. SoPhi, 123. Retrieved from http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-951-39-5279-2