Normativity is one of the most discussed topics of today’s phenomenology. The aim of this conference is to clarify the basic concepts of normativity and normality. We will discuss the fundamental normativity of intentional experiencing and consciousness and differentiate between various types of norms, from perceptual and epistemic to social-ethical and political. At the same time, we will clarify the constitutional relations between norms, goals, and values and inquire into their origins.


The Conference will take place on March 22–23 (2019) in the 7th floor Conference Room, University of Helsinki Main Library (Kaisa House) in Helsinki.


The conference is organised jointly by
Marginalization and Experience: Phenomenological Analyses of Normality and Abnormality (MEPA, University of Jyväskylä)
The Centre of Excellence in Law, Identity and the European Narratives (EuroStorie, University of Helsinki)


The conference is supported by:
Academy of Finland
Finnish Cultural Foundation
Philosophical Society of Finland



[Header Image is a detail of Luxembourg Gardens, Paris by Albert Edelfelt]