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Heikki Haara

D.Soc.Sci, M.Th, Senior Lecturer in Political History, Visiting Fellow at the Helsinki Colleqium for Advanced Studies

  • PL 59 (Unioninkatu 38), D104



  • PL 54 (Snellmaninkatu 14 A)




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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching


I am a Senior Lecturer of Political History in the Faculty of Social Sciences and visiting fellow in the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies at the University of Helsinki. My research interests has principally been early modern moral and political thought. I have been a visiting researcher at the universities of California, Berkeley and Oxford. I have published articles in academic journals such as Journal of the History of Ideas, Political Theory and Journal of Scottish Philosophy. I am the author of Pufendorf’s Theory of Sociability: Passions, Habits and Social Order (Springer, 2018) and the co-editor of Rights at Margins: Historical, Philosophical and Legal Perspectives (Brill, 2020) and Passions, Politics and the Limits of Society (de Gruyter, 2020). I am also co-editor-in chief of the book series Helsinki Yearbook of Intellectual History (de Gruyter)

        Research interests:

  • History of modern political thought
  • Sociability 
  • Natural law as political philosophy
  • Toleration and recognition
  • Political friendship

Fields of Science

  • 5201 Political History
  • 615 History and Archaeology
  • 611 Philosophy
  • 614 Theology

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