Harri Mikael Mäcklin
20132022

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Curriculum vitae

I am a postdoctoral researcher in Aesthetics at the University of Helsinki. My research focuses on topics related to aesthetic experience, especially aesthetic immersion. I am also interested in phenomenological and hermeneutic aesthetics and the history of modern aesthetics. Besided research, I teach courses on aesthetics both at the University of Helsinki and the Open University.

I completed my doctoral degree in 2019 with a thesis titled Going Elsewhere: A Phenomenology of Aesthetic Experience. My first postdoc-project Aesthetic Self-Forgetfulness: A Phenomenological Study on Aeshtetic Experience and Self-Consciousness (2019–2021, funded by the Kone Foundation) studied the role of self-consciousness in aesthetic immersion. Currently I'm writing a textbook on aesthetic experience in Finnish with funding from the Alfred Korderlin Foundation and the Association of Finnish Nonfiction Writers.

I am currently the President of the Finnish Society for Aesthetics and an Editor of the Journal of Aesthetics and Phenomenology. I am also a member of the Young Academy of Finland (2019–2023). Since 2011, I have also worked as an art critic in the Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat.

Education/Academic qualification

Aesthetics, Doctor of Philosophy

External positions

President, Suomen Estetiikan Seura ry.

10 Dec 2021 → …

Secretary, Nordic Society of Aesthetics

28 May 2019 → …

Member, Suomen Nuorten Tiedeakatemia – Young Academy Finland

20192023

Fields of Science

  • 611 Philosophy

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Publications and projects within past five years.