Pekka Kärkkäinen

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Curriculum Vitae

Pekka Kärkkäinen is University Lecturer of Ecumenics since June 2013.

During his academic career Kärkkäinen has focused on following areas of late medieval and Reformation thought: 1. theology of the Holy Spirit, 2. theology of the Trinity and, 3. philosophical psychology.

In his doctoral dissertation Martin Luthers trinitarische Theologie des Heiligen Geistes (Von Zabern / Vandenhoek & Ruprecht 2005) Kärkkäinen analyzed Luther's view of the Holy Spirit in the context of late medieval theology. As a postdoctoral researcher he has investigated Aristotelian philosophical psychology in Luther's immediate context, which included works of Luther's scholastic teachers in the University of Erfurt. The research has been carried out as a part of two National Centres of Excellence in Research funded by the Academy of Finland: Philosophy of Mind (2002-7) and Philosophical Psychology, Morality and Politics (2008-13). He has authored several articles and edited two volumes: Trinitarian Theology in the Medieval West (Luther-Agricola-Society 2007) and (with Simo Knuuttila) Theories of Perception in Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy (Springer 2008).

Kärkkäinen is currently a member of the Centre of Excellence in Reason and Religious Recognition (2014 onwards). Current research interests include: 1. Early Lutheran teaching of philosophical psychology, in particular Johannes Bernhardi (d. 1534) and Philip Melanchthon, 2. Late medieval philosophical schools and the formation of protestant philosophy, and 3. Interaction between psychology and theology in medieval and sixteenth century thought.

Highlighted publications

  1. Conscience and Synderesis in John Mair’s Philosophical Theology

    Kärkkäinen, P. A. 2015 A Companion to the Theology of John Mair. Slotemaker, J. T. & Witt, J. C. (eds.). Brill, p. 175-193 18 p. (Brill’s Companions to the Christian Tradition; vol. 60)

    Publication: Contribution to book/anthologyA3 Contribution to book/other compilations (refereed)

  2. Johannes Bernhardi on Method

    Kärkkäinen, P. Dec 2014 Lutherjahrbuch 2014: Organ der internationalen Lutherforschung. Spehr, C. (ed.). Göttingen: Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht, Vol. 81, p. 193-223 31 p. (Lutherjahrbuch; no. 81)

    Publication: Contribution to book/anthologyA3 Contribution to book/other compilations (refereed)

  3. The Senses in Philosophy and Science: Mechanics of the Body or Activity of the Soul?

    Kärkkäinen, P. 2014 A Cultural History of the Senses in the Middle Ages. Newhauser, R. G. (ed.). London: Bloomsbury Academic, p. 111-132 21 p. (A Cultural History of the Senses; vol. 2)

    Publication: Contribution to book/anthologyA3 Contribution to book/other compilations (refereed)

  4. Synderesis in late medieval philosophy and the Wittenberg reformers

    Kärkkäinen, P. 2012 In : British Journal for the History of Philosophy. 20, 5, p. 881-901 21 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  5. Luthers trinitarische Theologie des Heiligen Geistes

    Kärkkäinen, P. 2005 Mainz: VON ZABERN. 208 p. (Veröffentlichungen des Instituts fur Europäische Geschichte, Mainz; no. Bd. 208)

    Publication: Book/anthologyC1 Published scientific monograph

  6. Sleep and Dreams / Medieval Theories: Sourcebook for the History of the Philosophy of Mind

    Kärkkäinen, P. 2014 Sourcebook for the History of the Philosophy of Mind. Knuuttila, S. & Sihvola, J. (eds.). Springer Netherlands, Vol. 12, p. 187-193 7 p.

    Publication: Contribution to book/anthologyA3 Contribution to book/other compilations (refereed)

  7. Medieval Theories of Internal Senses

    Knuuttila, S. & Kärkkäinen, P. 2014 Sourcebook for the History of the Philosophy of Mind: Philosophical Psychology from Plato to Kant. Knuuttila, S. & Sihvola, J. (eds.). Dordrecht: Springer, p. 131-145 15 p.

    Publication: Contribution to book/anthologyA3 Contribution to book/other compilations (refereed)

  8. Sense Perception / Medieval Theories

    Knuuttila, S. & Kärkkäinen, P. 2014 Sourcebook for the History of the Philosophy of Mind: Philosophical Psychology from Plato to Kant. Knuuttila, S. & Sihvola, J. (eds.). Dordrecht: Springer, p. 61-79 19 p. (Studies in the History of Philosophy of Mind)

    Publication: Contribution to book/anthologyA3 Contribution to book/other compilations (refereed)

  9. Sense Perception, Theories of

    Kärkkäinen, P. 2011 Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy: Philosophy Between 500 and 1500. Lagerlund, H. (ed.). Dordrecht: Springer, Vol. Volume 2 M-Z, p. 1182-1185 4 p.

    Publication: Contribution to book/anthologyA3 Contribution to book/other compilations (refereed)

  10. Mental Language

    Kärkkäinen, P. 2011 Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy: Philosophy Between 500 and 1500. Lagerlund, H. (ed.). Dordrecht: Springer, Vol. Volume 2 M-Z, p. 753-756 4 p.

    Publication: Contribution to book/anthologyA3 Contribution to book/other compilations (refereed)

  11. Jodocus Trutfetter

    Kärkkäinen, P. 2011 Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy: Philosophy Between 500 and 1500. Lagerlund, H. (ed.). Dordrecht: Springer, Vol. Volume 2 M-Z, p. 593-594 2 p.

    Publication: Contribution to book/anthologyA3 Contribution to book/other compilations (refereed)

  12. Internal Senses

    Kärkkäinen, P. 2011 Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy: Philosophy Between 500 and 1500. Lagerlund, H. (ed.). Dordrecht: Springer, p. 564-567 4 p.

    Publication: Contribution to book/anthologyA3 Contribution to book/other compilations (refereed)

  13. Bartholomaeus Arnoldi de Usingen

    Kärkkäinen, P. 2011 Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy: Philosophy Between 500 and 1500. Lagerlund, H. (ed.). Dordrecht: Springer, Vol. Volume 1 A-L, p. 144-145 2 p.

    Publication: Contribution to book/anthologyA3 Contribution to book/other compilations (refereed)

  14. Gabriel Biel

    Kärkkäinen, P. 2011 Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy: Philosophy Between 500 and 1500. Lagerlund, H. (ed.). Dordrecht: Springer, Vol. Volume 1 A-L, p. 375-376 2 p.

    Publication: Contribution to book/anthologyA3 Contribution to book/other compilations (refereed)

  15. Trinity

    Kärkkäinen, P. A. 2010 Engaging Luther: a (New) Theological Assessment. Vainio, O-P. (ed.). Eugene, OR: Cascade Publication, p. 80-94

    Publication: Contribution to book/anthologyA3 Contribution to book/other compilations (refereed)

  16. Martin Luther

    Kärkkäinen, P. 2010 Mediaeval commentaries on the Sentences of Peter Lombard. Volume 2. E. B. P. W. R. (ed.). Leiden: Brill, p. 471-494 24 p.

    Publication: Contribution to book/anthologyA3 Contribution to book/other compilations (refereed)

  17. Psychology and the soul in late medieval Erfurt

    Kärkkäinen, P. 2009 In : Vivarium. 47, 4, p. 421-443 23 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  18. Philosophical psychology in 1500: Erfurt, Padua and Bologna

    Kärkkäinen, P. & Lagerlund, H. 2009 Psychology and philosophy: inquiries into the soul from late scholasticism to contemporary thought. E. B. S. H. M. R. (ed.). Dordrecht: Springer, p. 27-45 19 p. (Studies in the history of philosophy of mind; vol. 8)

    Publication: Contribution to book/anthologyA3 Contribution to book/other compilations (refereed)

  19. Theories of perception in medieval and early modern philosophy

    Knuuttila, S. (ed.) & Kärkkäinen, P. (ed.) 2008 Dordrecht: Springer. 292 p. (Studies in the history of philosophy of mind; vol. 6)

    Publication: Book/anthologyC2 Edited book, compilation, conference proceeding or special issue of journal

  20. Objects of sense perception in late medieval Erfurtian nominalism

    Kärkkäinen, P. 2008 Theories of perception in medieval and early modern philosophy. Dordrecht: Springer, p. 187-202 16 p. (Studies in the history of philosophy of mind; vol. 6)

    Publication: Contribution to book/anthologyA3 Contribution to book/other compilations (refereed)

  21. Trinitarian theology in the medieval west

    Kärkkäinen, P. (ed.) 2007 Helsinki: Luther-Agricola-Society. 298 p. (Schriften der Luther-Agricola-Gesellschaft; no. 61)

    Publication: Book/anthologyC2 Edited book, compilation, conference proceeding or special issue of journal

  22. Interpretations of psychological analogy from Ockham to Biel

    Kärkkäinen, P. 2007 Trinitarian theology in the medieval west. Helsinki: Luther-Agricola-Society, p. 256-279 24 p. (Schriften der Luther-Agricola-Gesellschaft; vol. 61)

    Publication: Contribution to book/anthologyA3 Contribution to book/other compilations (refereed)

  23. Nominalist psychology and the limits of canon law in late medieval Erfurt

    Kärkkäinen, P. 2006 Lutheran Reformation and the law. Leiden: Brill, p. 93-110 18 p. (Studies in medieval and Reformation traditions; vol. v. 112)

    Publication: Contribution to book/anthologyA3 Contribution to book/other compilations (refereed)

  24. Theology, philosophy and immortality of the soul in the late Via moderna of Erfurt

    Kärkkäinen, P. 2005 In : Vivarium. 43, 2, p. 337-360 24 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

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Latest activities

  1. Reformatsioon 500 - vaimsus, kultuurimõjud, perspektiivid

    Kärkkäinen, P. (Speaker: Presenter)
    17 Oct 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  2. The Internal Senses in the Aristotelian Tradition

    Kärkkäinen, P. (Speaker: Presenter)
    10 Jun 201612 Jun 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  3. Antti Kinnusen väitöskirjatyön ohjaus

    Kärkkäinen, P. (Supervisor)
    1 Jan 2016 → …

    Activity: ExaminationSupervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis

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Education

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