Heikki Haara
  • PL 59 (Unioninkatu 38), D104




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Description of research and teaching


Heikki Haara  is a University Lecturer of Political History in the Faculty of Social Sciences (on research leave 8/2021-7/2023). His research interest has principally been early modern moral and political thought.  Previously, he has been a visiting fellow at the universities of California, Berkeley and Oxford and Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies. He has published articles in journals, such as Journal of the History of Ideas, Political Theory, British Journal for the History of Philosophy and Journal of Scottish Philosophy. He is 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). He is  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.