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  • PL 4 (Vuorikatu 3)

    00014

    Finland

  • PL 4 (Vuorikatu 3)

    HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO

    Finland

19992019
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Description of research and teaching

In all of my reasearch, I have been aiming at more nuanced dialogue, between theology, philosophy, history and law. My main research interests deal with medieval and early modern moral theology and philosophy as well as medieval and early modern political thought. Within these areas, I have especially studied natural rights tradition, history of property rights and poor relief. Among my main publications are  Property Rights in Late Medieval Discussion on Franciscan Poverty (Peeters 2001), Lutheran Reformation and Law (ed., Brill 2005) and Transformations in Medieval and Early-Modern Rights Discourse (co-edited with Petter Korkman, Springer 2006). I have also maintained the societal relevance of historical knowledge in contemporary discussion publishing, for example, an edited volume on the problem of poverty and bread-ques in Finland (Lasaruksesta leipäjonoihin, Atena 2002) and on the begging problem in history and today's EU (Kerjääminen eilen ja tänään, Vastapaino 2014, co-ed. with Anne Birgitta Pessi).     

Currently I am acting as a Vice Director of the Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Reason and Religious Recognition (2014–2019) in which my research project deals with the rights of infidels in late medieval and early modern moral-theological and political texts. I am also leading the CoE's research team Medieval and Early Modern Thought (Latin and Arabic). 

 

Keywords

  • 614 Theology
  • systematic theology, medieval theology, theological ethics
  • 611 Philosophy
  • history of political thought, philosophy of religion
  • 615 History and Archaeology
  • history of ideas

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 1999 2019

Gerson's Legacy on Late Medieval and Early Modern Rights Discourse

Mäkinen, V. H., 2019, (Submitted) Jean Gerson écrivain: De l'oeuvre latine et française à sa réception européenne (XVe–XVIIIe siècle). Fabre, I. (ed.). (Publications française et romanes).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Poverty

Mäkinen, V. H., 2019, Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy. Lagerlund, H. (ed.). Springer

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia / dictionaryScientificpeer-review

Recognizing the Rights of Infidels in William of Ockham's Ideas on Secular Government

Mäkinen, V. H., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Bulletin de philosophie médiévale. Rencontres

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Theological and legal arguments for the non-recognition and recognition of the rights of infidels in medieval sources

Mäkinen, V. H., 2019, Recognition and Religion: Contemporary and Historical Perspectives. Kahlos, M., Koskinen, H. J. & Palmén, R. (eds.). London and New York: Routledge, p. 180–195 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Projects 2000 2019

Natural Rights and Needs in Medieval and Early Modern Politics (RIGHT)

Mäkinen, V., Varkemaa, J., Posti, M., Paakkinen, I., Tolonen, M., Haara, H., Slotte, P., Decock, W. & Robinson, J.

SUOMEN AKATEMIA

01/09/201231/08/2015

Project: Research project

Centre of Excellence in Philosophical Psychology, Morality, and Politics (PMP)

Knuuttila, S., Varkemaa, J., Ahonen, M., Grahn, M., Perälä, M., Holopainen, T., Holopainen, T., Palmén, R., Saarinen, R., Kärkkäinen, P., Lehmijoki-Gardner, M., Vainio, O., Koivuniemi, M., Karimies, I., Mäkinen, V., Aho, T., Kaitaro, T., Korkman, P., Reuter, M., Saastamoinen, K., Savonius-Wroth, S., Lemetti, J., Roinila, M., Tolonen, M., Paakkinen, I., Paukkonen, V. & Haara, H.

Suomen Akatemia

01/01/200831/12/2013

Project: Research project

Activities 1997 2019

Syöpä ja työ

Virpi Mäkinen (Speaker)
12 Apr 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Tieteiden yön "Kysy tutkijalta: Teologiaa viidessä minuutissa" juonto

Virpi Mäkinen (Speaker)
18 Jan 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

1918, sovinto ja sovitus -esitelmä- ja keskustelutilaisuuden suunnittelu ja juonto

Virpi Mäkinen (Attendee)
1 Nov 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Talks

Teologian ja uskonnontutkimuksen tohtorikurssi 2018

Virpi Mäkinen (Chair of organizing committee)
18 May 2018

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

Press / Media

Haastattelu presidentti Niinistön uudenvuodenpuheesta

Virpi Mäkinen

03/01/2019

1 media contribution

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Haastattelu kuolemasta Radio Dei:hin

Virpi Mäkinen

19/10/2017

1 media contribution

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Pääkirjoitus: Reformaation tulkinnat ja vaikutukset

Virpi Mäkinen

17/10/2017

1 media contribution

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Haastattelu suomalaisten kerjäämisestä Vantaan Sanomissa

Virpi Mäkinen

27/06/2017

1 media contribution

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Haastattelu suomalaisten kerjäämisestä Radio Suomi / nettijulkaisu

Virpi Mäkinen

27/06/2017

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media