Heikki Haara
  • PL 59 (Unioninkatu 38), D104




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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching


I am a University Lecturer of Political History in the Faculty of Social Sciences (on research leave 8/2021-7/2023). My research interest has principally been early modern moral and political thought.  Previously. I have been a visiting fellow at the universities of California, Berkeley and Oxford and Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies. I have published articles in academic journals such as Journal of the History of Ideas, Political Theory, British Journal for the History of Philosophy 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 the 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
  • 5171 Political Science
  • 615 History and Archaeology
  • 611 Philosophy
  • 614 Theology

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.