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Mirja Hartimo

PhD, Docent of theoretical philosophy, University of Helsinki and University of Tampere

University Researcher, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

E-mail: mirjahartimo(at)

Phone: +358 44 5143282


Research interests:

  • Phenomenology
  • Philosophy and history of mathematics
  • Early analytic philosophy
  • Philosophy and history of science

Leader of the research project: 

Self, Other, Communities - Besinnung in Husserl's phenomenology (2015-2017) Kone Foundation

The project focuses on the new methodological concept ’Besinnung’ that Edmund Husserl (1859–1938) introduces in his later texts. The project employs two researchers: 


Selected publications:

  • "On the Origins of Scientific Objectivity”, to appear in Husserl’s Phenomenology of Intersubjectivity: Historical Interpretations and Contemporary Applications. Edited by Christian Beyer, Christel Fricke, and Frode Kjosavik, Routledge.
  • Book review: Jairo José da Silva. Mathematics and Its Applications, A Transcendental-Idealist Perspective, Springer, 2017. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.
  • "Husserl and Gödel's Incompleteness Theorems," Review of Symbolic Logic, 2017. doi:10.1017/S1755020317000089
  • "Husserl and Hilbert" in Essays on Husserl’s Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics, edited by Stefania Centrone. Synthese Library. Springer. 2017.
  • "Husserl on Completeness, Definitely," Synthese, 2016. DOI 10.1007/s11229-016-1278-7.
  • „Philosophie der Arithmetik,“ in Husserl-Handbuch: Leben-Werke-Wirkung. Edited by Sebastian Luft und Maren Wehrle, Verlag J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Weimar, 2017. 48-55.
  • „Phänomenologie und Mathematik“ in Husserl-Handbuch: Leben-Werke-Wirkung. Edited by Sebastian Luft und Maren Wehrle, Verlag J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Weimar, 2017. 179-184.
  • “Husserl’s Scientific Context 1917-1938, a look into Husserl’s private library,” forthcoming in The New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy.
  • with Mitsuhiro Okada, “Syntactic Reduction in Husserl’s Phenomenology of Arithmetic,” Synthese. 2015. DOI 10.1007/s11229-015-0779-0. 
  • Review of M. Van Atten. Essays on Gödel’s Reception of Leibniz, Husserl, and Brouwer. Journal for the History and Philosophy of Logic. 2015. DOI 10.1080/01445340.2015.1084683
  • "In Defense of Transcendentalism: Vestiges of Kantianism in Margolis' Naturalism" Pragmatism, Metaphysics and Culture: Reflections on the Philosophy of Joseph Margolis, ed. by Dirk-Martin Grube and Robert Sinclair, Nordic Studies in Pragmatism. 2015. 137-157.
  • "Ongelmana ajattelutapojen yksinkertaistuminen: naiset, filosofia ja kriittinen harkinta" [The simplification of the ways of thought as the problem: women, philosophy, and critical reflection]. Tiede ja Edistys 3, 2014: 268-276.
  • Muisti [Memory]. Ed., with Jani Hakkarainen and Jaana Virta. Acta Philosophica Tamperensia. 2014.
  • Phenomenology and the Transcendental. Ed. with Sara Heinämaa and Timo Miettinen. Routledge. 2014. 
  • "Husserl i matematyka", transl. by K. Kuś. In: "Wprowadzenie do fenomenologii. Pojęcia, metody, problmy" ["Introduction to Phenomenology. Concepts, Methods, Problems"], ed. by W. Płotka, Wydawnictwo IFiS PAN [Polish Academy of Sciences Press], Warszawa [Warsaw] 2014.
  • Ed. Special Issue on Hans-Johann Glock’s “What is Analytic Philosophy?” Journal for the History of Analytical Philosophy. 2 (2). 2013.
  • Review essay on Richard Tieszen’s After Gödel. Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie. 95 (3), 2013: 363-370.
  • Review essay on Burt Hopkins’ The Origin of Logic of Symbolic Mathematics. Husserl Studies 29 (3), 2013: 239-249.
  • "Making Sense of Husserl’s Early Writings on Mathematics”.  New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomological Philosophy. Vol. 12. 2012: 305-316.
  • "Husserl and Algebra of Logic”. Axiomathes 22 (1) 2012. 121-133.
  • "Husserl’s Pluralistic Phenomenology of Mathematics”. Philosophia Mathematica  20(1) 2012. 86-110.
  • with Leila Haaparanta, “Philosophy of Mathematics”, in The Routledge Companion to Phenomenology, eds, Sebastian Luft and Soren Overgaard. Routledge. 2011. 449-460.
  • "Grassmann’s Influence on Husserl” in From Past to Future: Grassmann's Work in Context, eds Hans-Joachim Petsche, Albert C. Lewis, Jörg Liesen, and Steve Russ. Springer. 2011. 149-160.
  • "The Development of Mathematics and the Birth of Phenomenology”  in Phenomenology and Mathematics, edited by Hartimo. Springer. 2010. 107-121.
  • Ed. Phenomenology and Mathematics. Phaenomenologica 195. Springer. 2010.
  • "From Geometry to Phenomenology". Synthese. Vol. 162, 2, 2008. 225-233.
  • "Towards completeness: Husserl on theories of manifolds 1890-1901.” Synthese. Vol. 157, 1, 2007. 281-310.
  • "Jonathan Barnes: Truth, etc”. Book review. Bulletin of Symbolic Logic. 13, 4, 2007. 549-552.
  • "Logic as a universal medium or logic as a calculus? Husserl and ‘the ultimate presupposition’ of the 20th century philosophy.” Southern Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 44, 4, 2006. 569-580.
  • "Mathematical roots of phenomenology: Husserl and the concept of number.” Journal of History and Philosophy of Logic. Vol. 27, 4, 2006. 319-337.
  • Edmund Husserl’s Phenomenology and the Development of Mathematics in the Late Nineteenth Century. Dissertation. Boston University, January 2005.
  • "Spielbedeutungen. Husserl on Rule-Following and the Mechanization of Thought”. Philosophy Today. SPEP 2003 Supplement. Vol. 47. 2004. 71-78.
  • "Husserl’s Prolegomena: A Search for the Essence of Logic”. In Husserl’s Logical Investigations, edited by Daniel O. Dahlstrom. Kluwer. Dordrecht, Boston, London. 2003. 123-146.
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