Animality – A Philosophical Workshop with Professor Martha C. Nussbaum

June 16–17, 2022, at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies

Animality: A Philosophical Workshop with Martha C. Nussbaum

June 16-17 (2022)




Thursday, June 16


10 Opening: Tuomas Forsberg

10.15-11.45 Sara Heinämaa: “Animality by Projection: Psychoanalytical and Existential Accounts”

Comments: Sami Pihlström

11.45 Coffee

12.00-13.45 Martha C. Nussbaum: “Justice for Animals: Practical Progress through Philosophical Theory”

Comments: Simo Knuuttila and Charlotte Epstein


13.45-14.45 Lunch


14.45-16.00 Visa Kurki: “What is Animal Dignity?”

Comments: Antti Kauppinen

16 Coffee

16.15-17.45 Janne Mattila: ”The Problem of Animal Suffering in the Brethren of Purity and the Muʻtazila”

Comments: Jari Kaukua

18 Reception (wine)

19 Conference dinner



Friday, June 17


10.30-12.00 Tomi Kokkonen: ”Humanity and Animality within a Naturalistic Framework”

Comments: Teemu Toppinen


12.00-13.00 Lunch


13.00-14.30 Tua Korhonen: “Two Mirrors: Humanised Animals and Human Animals in Greek Literature”

Comments: Erika Ruonakoski

14.30 Coffee

14.45-16.15 Juhana Toivanen: “Political Animality”

Comments: Ritva Palmén