K. Severi Hämäri
Severi Hämäri (MA) is a doctoral student in Philosophy at University of Helsinki. He is currently writing a PhD thesis on sustainable decision making in situations of radical uncertainty, under the supervision of professor Jaakko Kuorikoski. Hämäri works as a researcher/consultant at Neuvonen / Hämäri research & consulting.
He is a qualified teacher of philosophy and mathematics; and the head teacher in Puhujakoulu, a year long course in rhetoric coordinated by Kriittinen Korkeakoulu. He blogs on rhetoric (in Finnish) at Mestaripuhuja: puhujakoulu.wordpress.com. And on his research, and on political rhetorics (mostly in Finnish) at Dares in Philosophy and Language.
- Finnish Doctoral Programme of Philosophy
- Dynamis, Finnish Network for Metaphysics
- Helsinki reading group in philosophy of language (organiser)
- Philosophical Society of Finland
- Prof. Gabriel Sandu's Academy of Finland -research project Reference to Abstract Objects (member 2009-2010)
- Equality Project of Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Helsinki, 2007-2008, (research assistant Apr-May 2008)
- Kriittinen korkeakoulu, Otavan Opisto and Filosofian Akatemia, teaching and collaborating on several of their courses on argumentation, rhetoric and logic, 2012-
- On Facebook: Philosophy@Helsinki and Finnish Post Graduate Students in Philosophy
- The most important network: wife, Laura Hämäri (an MA in finno-ugric ethnology) and our two cats, Brunellus and Favellus
Papers and talksPeer reviewed:
- Rafal Urbaniak and K. Severi Hämäri, 'Busting a myth about Lesniewski and definitions', in History and Philosophy of Logic (Vol. 33, iss. 2, 2012). (A draft is available at academia.edu)
- K. Severi Hämäri and Markus Neuvonen, 'Searlen arvot ja normit' ('Searle's values and norms', a report on John Searle's honorary Yrjö Reenpää -lecture in Helsinki, May 2012, including an interview with Searle by KSH), Niin&Näin, 3/2012.
- K. Severi Hämäri, 'Hintikka ja Fregen erehdys ('Hintikka and Frege's mistake', a report on Jaakko Hintikka's guest lecture in Helsinki, Oct. 2010), Filosofia.fi online reports (11/17 2010).
- 'On Speech acts of defining', presented at Congress for Doctoral Students in Philosophy, Tampere, Finland, Oct. 2012
- 'On Elimination, Composition, and Sense A Conceptual Study of J. Horty's Interpretation of Frege's Account of Definitions', presented at Congress for Doctoral Students in Philosophy, Tampere, Finland, Nov. 2011
- 'Busting a myth about Lesniewski and definitions', with Rafal Urbaniak, presented at 14th Congress of Logic, Philosophy and Methodology of Science, Nancy, France, 2011;
- 'Bertrand Russell's On Education', March 28th 2012, at post grad coffee, University of Helsinki
- 'Busting a Myth about Lesniewski and Definitions' (based on a jointly written paper with Rafal Urbaniak), May 13th 2011, at research seminar in logic, Department of Philosophy, University of Helsinki
- 'What is the standard theory of definitions?', Nov. 3rd 2010, at research seminar in logic, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Helsinki
- 'Mathematical Perspective on a Philosophical Topic - Tarski and Truth Definitions', Dec. 3rd 2008, at research seminar in logic, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Helsinki
- 'On an Empiristic Turn in Philosophy of Language' (in Finnish), presented at Finnish society for natural philosophy, Helsinki, April 2013
- Finnish Cultural Foundation: 21.000 e for PhD research (Feb. 27th 2009).
SchoolingAt University of Helsinki
- Accepted as a post graduate student for PhD Studies at Department of Philosophy, UH, 2009
- Teacher's qualifications (60cr) in the international program STEP, 2012
- MA in Theoretical Philosophy, 2008.
- Specialisation studies in philosophy of mathematics and of logic, and in history of philosophy
- Master's thesis Tarski's truth: on some background assumptions and consequences of the truth definition (in Finnish) (supervisor Docent Panu Raatikainen).
- Minor: mathematics, with advanced and post graduate level studies in mathematical logic
- A minor thesis written on reflection theorems in set theory, (supervisor Docent Taneli Huuskonen).
- On a personal grant from Finnish Cultural Foundation, 2010
- Researcher (doctoral student), Department of philosophy, University of Helsinki, 2009
- Research assistant, the Equality project of Department of mathematics and statistics, University of Helsinki, April- May 2008.
- Teacher (mathematics), European Schooling Helsinki, 2012-2013
- Teacher in courses of argumentation, rhetoric, and logic, Kriittinen korkeakoulu, Otavan Opisto and Filosofian Akatemia 2012-
- Part-time teacher at Department of mathematics and statistics, University of Helsinki 2002 -- 2008.
- Finnish, mother tongue
- English, native-like skill level
- Swedish, good
- Latin, some reading
- German, some reading
- Qualified teacher of mathematics and philosophy
- Practical experience in teaching: see above
On equalityArticles and publications
- Hämäri, K. Severi, 'Tasa-arvo matemaattisissa tieteissä : onko sitä?', Arkhimedes, 1/2009.
- Aasa Feragen and K. Severi Hämäri, 'Women and Men in Mathematical Sciences', EWM-Newsletter 15, March 2009.
- Hämäri, K. Severi, Matematiikan ja tilastotieteen laitoksen tasa-arvoraportti 2007--2008, Naiset ja miehet matemaattisissa tieteissä, Yliopistopaino, Helsinki, 2008. The Report of Department of Mathematics and Statistics' (UH) Equality Project (2007-2008), summarized in (Feragen and Hämäri 2009).
- December 1th 2008: Alustus helsingin yliopiston tasa-arvotoimikunnan kokouksessa: 'Tasa-arvon tila matematiikan ja tilastotieteen laitoksella' talk on the Equality report of Department of Mathematics and Statistics, given to the Board of Equality, University of Helsinki.
Other interestsOrganizational activities
- Chairman of historical society Hukka ry 2001-2004.
- Simply, as an operating system, it is all I need and much more.
- Email: severi dot hamari ad helsinki dot fi
- Blogs: Dares in Philosophy and Language and puhujakoulu.wordpress.com.
- Page at University of Helsinki
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