1978: as professor of Philosophy at the University of Hamburg

Routila, Lauri (Lauri Olavi)
Emeritus professor of Art and Design Education,
University of Jyväskylä, Finland.

 

  • Born in Finland (Pori-Björneborg) 30.9.1934. Studies of Philosophy, Classic and Modern Literature, Art History and Theory of Art at the Finnish University of Turku (University of Turku) and the Swedish University of Turku (Åbo Akademi). - Master of Art 1959, Doctor of Philosophy 1969,

 

Important posts and positions held

  • Docent of Theoretical Philosophy, Faculty of Humanities, University of Turku 1970-79; docent of Legal Philosophy, Faculty of Law, University of Turku 1979-1999
  • Full time lecturer of Theoretical Philosophy 1960-1970 University of Turku, acting professor and director of the Philosophical Department of the University of Turku 1970-72
  • Senior research fellow of the Academy of Finland 1972-1977 and 1979-1980.
  • Ordinary Professor of Philosophy at the University of Hamburg 1978-79.
  • Acting professor of philosophy and director of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Jyväskylä 1981-82.
  • Art director, graphic designer and managing director of Clarion Publishing Company Ltd and Scholarprint Press Ltd 1982-84.
  • Returned to academic career as Professor of Art and Design Education 1984; Professor and head of the Department of Art Education at the University of Jyväskylä from 1984 untill retirement 1998.


1985: professor of Art and Design Education giving his inaugural lecture
Knowledge-based Art Education at the University of Jyväskylä

Positions of responsibility held

  • Chairman of the Finnish Society for Philosophy and Phenomenological Research from 1972 onwards. Member of the Leibniz-Gesellschaft and Kardinal Nicolaus Cusanus Gesellschaft.
  • Member of the Research Council of Humanities, Academy of Finland 1986-1992.

 

Supervised doctoral theses:

  • Veli Verronen: The Growth of Knowledge. An Inquiry into the Kuhnian Theory. Jyväskylä 1986;
  • Anna Louhivuori: Myytit kuvina. Marc Chagallin ensimmäisen pariisinkauden struturalistis-semioottuista tulkintaa. Jyväskylä 1988
  • Juhani Aaltola: Merkitys opettamisen ja oppimisen näkökulmasta Wittgensteinin ja pragmatismin valossa. Jyväskylä 1989
  • Jarmo Valkola: Perceiving the Visual in Cinema. Jyväskylä 1993
  • Minna Uotila: Pukeutumisen kuva. Fenomenologis-eksistentialistinen lähestyminen pukeutumiskuvien tekemiseen ja tulkintaan. Helsinki 1994

 


    1972: Differences of Opinion. Routila discussing with professor Alfred Ayer

General characterizations

  • Lectured since 1966 at numerous universities and scholarly societies, especially at the University of Sorbonne, Paris, at King's College University of London, University of Vienna, University of Rome, Universities of Tübingen, Frankfrut am Main, Bonn, Mainz, Heidelberg, Kiel and Hamburg.
  • Influenced by Husserl, Heidegger, Cassirer and Gadamer Routila has tried to develop a phenomenological philosophy of production (poiesis) in which the human Lebenswelt is seen as a three-level projection built on beliefs and theories, ways of doing things (praksis) and creative design (poiesis).
  • Routila's bibliography reflects his early interest in the history of philosophical thinking, which later turns into a theory of humanities, especially into a philosophy of history and aesthetics. Since 1984 he has developed together with his wife Dr. Sirkkaliisa Usvamaa-Routila a theory of design of which only a part has been published untill now.


    Dr Sirkkaliisa Usvamaa-Routila teaching in the newly founded Laboratory of
    Experimental Typography at the University of Jyväskylä in 1990.

  • As professor of Art and Design Education Routila teached at the University of Jyvaskylä fifteen years visual arts, Computer-Aided Design, interactive multimedia and computer animation. In 1990 he co-founded in the Department of Art Education the widly recognized Laboratory for Experimental Typography. His teaching method is a subtle combination of phenomenological research and instruction with emphasis on hands on practices and good training.


    1993: As Director of the Department of Art Education Routila preferred professionalism as
    the main purpose of university studies

  • The major part of Routila's philosophical work is unpublished, but partly known in international circles of people sharing an interest in modern forms of phenomenology. A collection of his lectures will be published in september 2015 in two volumes of Reflexions and Projections - Philosophical Studies.

  • Since 2004 Routila has been developing, in collaboration with his wife, Ph.D. Sirkkaliisa Usvamaa Routila, lecturer of Art Education at the University of Jyvaskyla, an instrumental theory oft artistic production, applying it to an analysis of the Institution of Art in Ancient Egypt, especially in the Amarna Period.

  • 1998: Routila lives in retirement in Jyvaskyla and continues his philosophical work with special emphasis on aesthetic studies.

    written by Usma Sirola, PhD.
    secretary of the Finnish Society for Philosophy and Phenomeneological Research 12.12.2002, emended 30.09.2014

     

    Bibliography:

     

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    Zur Überwindung der 'klassischen' Modalbegriffe bei Leibniz. In: Studia Leibnitiana Suppl. I: Metaphysik und Monadenlehre, Franz Steiner Verlag, Wiesbaden 1968, pp. 241-252

    Die aristotelische Idee der Ersten Philosophie. Untersuchungen zur onto-theologischen Verfassung der Metaphysik des Aristoteles. Acta Philosophica Fennica XXIII, North Holland Publishing Company, Amsterdam, 1969, 186 pp.

    Agrapha Dogmata - Katsaus Platonin esoteeriseen filosofiaan ja sen tutkimuksen nykyvaiheeseen (On Plato's Unwritten Philosophy). In: Ajatus XXXI, Helsinki, 1970, pp. 1-31

    Husserl ja Heidegger (Husserl and Heidegger) In: Jaakko Hintikka ja Lauri Routila (eds) Filosofian tila ja tulevaisuus, Weilin+Göös, Helsinki, 1970, pp. 77-96

    Filosofian tila ja tulevaisuus (Philosophy to-day and to-morrow) Weilin+Göös 1970,

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