Victoria (source: wikicommons)

Organized by the Centre of Excellence ”Reason and Religious Recognition” (Academy of Finland)
Venue: Main Building, Lecture Hall 7 (3007), address: Fabianinkatu 33, 3rd floor
Thursday 26 May
I Recognition: Novel Articulations
10:00–10:15 Welcoming words
10:15–11:00 ● Cillian McBride (Queen’s University Belfast): Social Recognition: Agency and Social Interaction
11:00–11:45 ● Heikki Ikäheimo (University of New South Wales): Conceptualizing Causes for Lack of Recognition – Capacities, Costs and Understanding
11:45–13:15 Lunch break
13:15–14:00 ● Risto Saarinen (University of Helsinki): Is Recognition a Gift? Do Gifts Express Recognition?
14:00–14:45 ● Heikki J. Koskinen (University of Helsinki): Mediated Recognition: Suggestions towards an Articulation
II Historical Struggles for Recognition
14:45–15:30 ● Hartmut Leppin (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main): Early Christians and the Politics of Recognition
15:30–16:00 Coffee break
16:00–16:45 ● Niko Huttunen (University of Helsinki): Early Christians and Philosophy: Seeking Recognition in the Greco-Roman Culture
16:45–17:30 ● Maria del Mar Marcos Sanchez (University of Cantabria): The Rhetoric of Persuasion in Late Antique Religious Debate
Friday 27 May
10:15–11:00 ● Maijastina Kahlos (University of Helsinki): On the Road – Late Antique Argumentation for Religious Recognition
III Medieval Intersections
11:00–11:45 ● Ritva Palmén (University of Helsinki): Shame, Self-Assessment and Recognition in the Middle Ages
11:45–14:15 Lunch break
14:15–15:00 ● Andrea Aldo Robiglio (KU Leuven): Aquinas and the Course of Recognition
15:00–15:45 ● Virpi Mäkinen (University of Helsinki): Recognizing the Property Rights of Pagans and Infidels in the Political Thought 1200–1400
15:45–16:15 Coffee break
IV Roots of Recognition Theory
16:15–17:00 ● Ericka Tucker (Marquette University): Spinoza, Religion and Recognition
17:00–17:45 ● Paul Redding (University of Sydney): Hegel’s Actualist Metaphysics as a Framework for Understanding his Recognition-Theoretic Account of Christianity
Saturday 28 May
V Limits of Recognition
10:15–11:00 ● Simon Thompson (University of the West of England): The Recognition of Religion in Public Spaces
11:00–11:45 ● Arto Laitinen (University of Tampere) & Teea Kortetmäki (University of Jyväskylä): On the Natural Basis and Limits of Social Recognition
11:45–12:00 Short break
12:00–12:45 ● Miira Tuominen (University of Jyväskylä): Justice without Recognition? – Porphyry on Abstinence from Injuring Animals
12:45–13:00 Concluding words
► For more information on the conference, please contact the organizers:
maijastina.kahlos(at), heikki.koskinen(at), or ritva.palmen(at)

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