Heikki Ikaheimo

Senior Lecturer

Heikki Ikäheimo has a PhD in philosophy from University of Jyväskylä in Finland (2003). While working on his PhD, he spent a semester in University of Muenster, and after finishing his PhD three and a half years as visiting scholar in University of Frankfurt. He came to Australia in 2008 and worked as research fellow at Macquarie University until moving to UNSW in early 2012. He was Australian Research Fellow in 2011-16 and worked on an Australian Research Council project 'The Social Ontology of Personhood - A Recognition-theoretical Account' together with partner investigators from Finland, Germany and Italia. Heikki's research areas include Hegel, German idealism, theories of recognition, intersubjectivity, subjectivity, personhood, the differences and similarities of the human life-form with other animal forms of life, social ontology, critical social philosophy, and social critique. He is best known through his work in the theory of recognition (Anerkennung), including a recent monograph Anerkennung (De Gruyter 2014).

Heikki is founding member of the editorial board Journal of Social Ontology (https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/jso), as well as a founding member of the Australian Hegel Society (https://www.australianhegelsociety.com/).

Heikki offers higher degree supervision in his research areas.

Many of Heikki's publications can be downloaded at http://unsw.academia.edu/HeikkiIkaheimo

Subject areas

Publications

Books
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Ikaheimo HA; Lepold K; Stahl T, (eds.), 2019, The Ambivalence of Recognition, Columbia University Press
2019
Ikaheimo HA; Laitinen A; Saarinen J; Lyyra P; Niemi P, (eds.), 2014, Sisäisyys ja Suunnistautuminen—Juhlakirja Jussi Kotkavirralle (Festschrift for Jussi Kotkavirta)., SoPhi, Jyvaskyla, Finland
2014
Ikaheimo HA, 2014, Anerkennung, Grundthemen Philosophie, De Gruyter,
2014
Laitinen A; Ikaheimo HI, (ed.), 2011, Recognition and Social Ontology, Heikki Ikaheimo, Arto Laitinen, Brill, Leiden,
2011
Ikaheimo HI; Laitinen A, (ed.), 2007, Dimensions of Personhood, Imprint Academic,
2007
Ikaheimo H; Lagerspetz E; Kotkavirta E, (eds.), 2001, On the Nature of Social and Institutional Reality, Sophi,
2001
Book Chapters
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Ikaheimo H; Felder F, 2018, 'Anerkennung und inklusive Bildung', in Quante M; Wiedebusch S (ed.), Ethische Dimensionen Inklusiver Bildung, Beltz Juventa, Weinheim Basel, pp. 46 - 61
2018
Ikaheimo H, 2018, 'Von Hegel zu Marx und zurück – zwei Entwürfe einer normativen Ontologie der menschlichen Lebensform', in Zimmerman S; Krijnen C (ed.), Sozialontologie in der Perspektive des Deutschen Idealismus Ansätze, Rezeptionen, Probleme, Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG, Berlin, pp. 161 - 184
2018
Ikaheimo HA, 2018, 'From the Old Hegel to the Young Marx and Back: Recognition and Essentialism on Humanity in Marx's Comments on James Mill', in Kandiyali J (ed.), Reassessing Marx’s Social and Political Philosophy: Freedom, Capitalism, and Communism, edn. Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Philosophy, Routledge, pp. 85 - 103,
2018
Ikaheimo HA, 2017, 'Recognition, Identity and Subjectivity', in Thompson MJ (ed.), The Palgrave Macmillan Handbook of Critical Theory, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 567 - 585,
2017
Ikaheimo HA, 2017, 'Hegel's Psychology', in Moyar D (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Hegel, Oxford University Press, pp. 424 - 449,
2017
Ikaheimo HA, 2016, 'Ajatuksia esineellistymisen käsitteen rehabilitoimiseksi', in Ahteensuu M (ed.), E PLURIBUS UNUM Scripta in honorem Eerik Lagerspetz sexagesimum annum complentis, edn. Reports from the Department of Philosophy, University of Turku, pp. 47 - 59,
2016
Ikaheimo HA, 2016, 'Ethical perfectionism - a Hegelian Alternative in Social Ontology', in Testa I; Ruggiu L (ed.), "I that is We, We that is I." Perspectives on Contemporary Hegel,
2016
Ikaheimo HA, 2015, 'Sociality, Antisociality, and Social Work: Political Imagination in a Social Democratic Welfare State in Decline', in Lysaker O; Jacobsen J (ed.), Recognition and Freedom – Axel Honneth’s Political Thought, Brill, Leiden, pp. 79 - 100,
2015
Ikaheimo HA, 2014, 'Persoonien tunnustaminen, inhimillinen elämänmuoto ja Marxin James Mill-muistiinpanot (Recognition of persons, the human form of life and Marx's notes on James Mill)', in Ikaheimo H; Laitinen A; Saarinen J; Lyyra P; Niemi P (ed.), Sisäisyys ja Suunnistautuminen—Juhlakirja Jussi Kotkavirralle (Festschrift for Jussi Kotkavirta), SoPhi, Jyvaskyla, Finland, pp. 113 - 135
2014
Ikaheimo HA, 2014, 'Fichte on Recognizing Potential Persons', in Autonomie und Normativität – Zu Hegels Rechtsphilosophie, Mohr Siebeck, Tuebingen, pp. 44 - 56,
2014
Ikaheimo HA, 2014, 'Realizzare il meglio di noi stessi. Il riconoscimento come concetto ontologico ed etico.', in Contesti del riconoscimento. Libertà, seconda natura, potere, edn. Teoria critica, Mimesis, Milano,
2014
Ikaheimo H, 2013, 'Hegel's concept of recognition - what is it?', in Recognition - German Idealism as an Ongoing Challenge, Brill, USA, pp. 11 - 38,
2013
Ikaheimo H, 2012, 'Tunnustus eettis-ontologisena käsitteenä', in Lindberg S (ed.), Johdatus Hegelin Hengen fenomenologiaan, edn. Revised, Gaudeamus, Helsinki, pp. 97 - 121
2012
Cooper DA; Pantaleo G; Gatell JM, 2011, 'Editors' Introduction', in Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS, edn. 1, Brill, Leiden, pp. 1 - 21,
2011
Ikaheimo H, 2011, 'Holism and normative essentialism in Hegel's social ontology', in Recognition and Social Ontology, edn. Heikki Ikaheimo, Arto Laitinen, Brill, Leiden, pp. 145 - 209
2011
Ikaheimo H, 2010, 'Animal consciousness in Hegel's Philosophy of Subjective Spirit', in Arndt A; Cruysberghs P; Przylebski A (ed.), Hegel-Jahrbuch 2010 Geist?, edn. 1, Akademie Verlag, Berlin, pp. 180 - 185,
2010
Ikaheimo H, 2010, 'Making the best of what we are - recognition as an ontological and ethical concept', in Busch H-CS A; Zurn C (ed.), The Philosophy of Recognition - Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, edn. 1, Lexington, Lanham, pp. 343 - 367,
2010
Ikaheimo H; Laitinen A, 2010, 'Esteem for contributions to the common good - the role of personifying attitudes and instrumental value', in Seymour M (ed.), The Plural States of Recognition, edn. 1st, Palgrave, New York, pp. 98 - 121,
2010
Ikaheimo H, 2009, 'Die Realisierung unserer Bestimmung', in Busch H-CS A; Zurn C (ed.), Anerkennung, edn. 1, Akademie Verlag, Berlin, pp. 325 - 348,
2009
Ikaheimo HA, 2009, 'Riconoscimento e personalità', in Testa I; Ruggiu L (ed.), Lo spazio sociale della ragione. Da Hegel in avanti, Mimesis, Milano, pp. 193 - 218,
2009
Ikaheimo HA, 2009, 'Reconnaissance et inclusion sociale', in Nour S; Lazzeri C (ed.), De L’Inclusion – Reconnaissance et Identification Sociale, Presses Universitaire de Paris 10., pp. 101 - 122,
2009
Ikaheimo HA, 2008, 'Sosiaalisuus ja epäsosiaalisuus sosiaalityössä', in Niemi P; Kotiranta T (ed.), Sosiaalityön normatiivinen perusta, Gaudeamus, Helsinki, pp. 13 - 33,
2008
Ikaheimo ; Laitinen A, 2007, 'Analysing Recognition – Identification, Acknowledgement and Recognitive Attitudes Between Persons', in van den Brink B; Owen D (ed.), Recognition and Power, Cambridge University Press, pp. 33 - 56,
2007
Ikaheimo HA, 2007, 'Die Anerkennung von Personen', in Kannetzky F; Tegtmeyer H (ed.), Personalität - Studien zu einem Schuessel-Begriff der Philosophie, edn. Leipziger Schriften zur Philosophie, Leipziger Universitätsverlag, pp. 275 - 298,
2007
Ikaheimo, 2006, 'Hegel, Heidegger ja meidän aikamme', in Backman J; Luoto J (ed.), Heidegger - ajattelun aiheita, 23°45, Tampere, Finland, pp. 137 - 155,
2006
Ikaheimo HA, 2005, 'Instituutioiden olemassaolosta eli filosofinen saunailta Searlen ja Hegelin seurassa', in Kotkavirta J (ed.), Muoto ja metodi, edn. Publications in philosophy, Jyvaskyla, Finland, pp. 163 - 173
2005
Ikaheimo HA; Laitinen A; Quante M, 2004, 'Leistungsgerechtigkeit: Ein Prinzip der Anerkennung für kulturelle Besonderheiten?', in Halbig C; Quante M (ed.), Axel Honneth: Sozialphilosophie zwischen Ethik und Anerkennung, LIT Verlag, Muenster, Germaqny, pp. 81 - 86,
2004
Ikaheimo HA, 2004, 'Tunnustusasenteet ja persoonuuden konstituutio', in Persoona, SoPhi, Jyvaskyla, Finland, pp. 319 - 331,
2004
Ikaheimo HA, 2002, 'Tunnustus, tottumus ja intentionaalisuus Hegelin konkreettisen subjektiviteetin teoriassa', in Mehtonen L; Väyrynen K (ed.), Järjen todellisuus
2002
Ikaheimo HA, 2002, 'Kant, Hegel ja pragmatismi', in Rolin K; Ruokonen F; Pihlström S (ed.), Käytäntö, Yliopistopaino, Helsinki,
2002
Ikaheimo HA, 2002, 'Taylor on something called 'recognition'', in Laitinen A; Smith NH (ed.), Perspectives on the philosophy of Charles Taylor, edn. Acta philosophica Fennica,, Societas Philosophica Fennica, pp. 99 - 111,
2002
Ikaheimo HA, 1998, 'Tietoisuuden tieltä hakotielle; Heidegger lukee Hegelin Hengen fenomenologian johdanto', in Kuhmonen P; Sillman S (ed.), Jaettu jana, ääretön raja, edn. Publications in Philosophy, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland
1998
Conference Papers
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Ikaheimo H, 2010, '‘Is ‘recognition’ in the sense of intrinsic motivational altruism necessary for pre-linguistic communicative pointing?', in ASCS09: Proceedings of the 9th Conference of the Australasian Society for Cognitive Science, Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Science, Sydney, pp. 145 - 153, presented at ASCS2009, Macquarie University, 30 September 2009
2010
Ikaheimo HA, 2004, 'Recognitive Attitudes and Dimensions of Personhood', in Ikaheimo ; Lyyra P; Kotkavirta J; Laitinen A (eds.), Personhood – Workshop papers of the Conference ‘Dimensions of Personhood’, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland, pp. 77 - 84, presented at Dimensions of Personhood, Jyväskylä, Finland, 13 August 2004 - 15 August 2004
2004
Ikaheimo HA, 2003, 'Analysing Social Inclusion in Terms of Recognitive Attitudes', in Smith N; Henman P; Fine M (eds.), Social Inequality Today – Proceedings of the 1'st Annual Conference of the CRSI, Social Inequality Today, Macquarie University, presented at Social Inequality Today, Macquarie University, 12 November 2003 - 13 November 2003,
2003
Conference Proceedings (Editor of)
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Ikaheimo HA; Kotkavirta J; Laitinen A; Lyyra P, (eds.), 2004, 'Personhood – Workshop papers of the Conference ‘Dimensions of Personhood'', University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland, presented at Dimensions of Personhood, Jyväskylä, Finland, 13 - 15 August 2004
2004
Journal articles
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Ikaheimo HA, 2016, 'Conceptualizing Causes for Lack of Recognition—Capacities, Costs and Understanding', Studies in Social & Political Thought, vol. SSPT 25 - Special Issue, pp. 25 - 43,
2016
Ikaheimo H, 2013, 'Nature in spirit: A new direction for Hegel-studies and Hegelian philosophy', Critical Horizons: Journal of Social and Critical Theory, vol. 13, pp. 149 - 153,
2013
Ikaheimo H, 2012, 'The times of desire, hope and fear: On the temporality of concrete subjectivity in Hegel's Encyclopaedia', Critical Horizons: Journal of Social and Critical Theory, vol. 13, pp. 197 - 219,
2012
Ikaheimo H, 2012, 'Globalising Love: On the Nature and Scope of Love as a Form of Recognition', Res Publica, vol. 18, pp. 11 - 24,
2012
Ikaheimo H, 2011, 'Natural impurities in spirit? Hegel between Kant and HObbes', Parrhesia, vol. 11, pp. 84 - 88,
2011
Ikaheimo H, 2010, 'Review of Hegelianismus und Saint-Simonismus', European Journal of Philosophy, vol. 18, pp. 148 - 158
2010
Ikaheimo H, 2009, 'A vital human need - recognition as inclusion in personhood', European Journal of Political theory, vol. 8, pp. 31 - 45,
2009
Ikaheimo HA, 2007, 'Recognizing Persons', Journal of Consciousness Studies: controversies in science and the humanities, pp. 224 - 247,
2007
Ikaheimo HA, 2006, 'Persoonuudesta, sen tilasta ja tulevaisuudesta', Niin & Näin, vol. 06, pp. 97 - 101,
2006
Ikaheimo HA, 2004, 'Hegel, subjekti ja tunnustussuhteet : lectio praecursoria', Ajatus. The Yearbook of the Philosophical Association of Finland, vol. 61, pp. 437 - 443,
2004
Ikaheimo HA, 2004, 'On the Role of Intersubjectivity in Hegel’s Encyclopaedic Phenomenology and Psychology', The Bulletin of the Hegel Society of Great Britain, pp. 73 - 92
2004
Ikäheimo H, 2002, 'On the Genus and Species of Recognition', Inquiry, vol. 45, pp. 447 - 462,
2002