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  1. Finnish Approaches to Sein Und Zeit.Reijo Kupiainen - 2005 - Studia Phaenomenologica 5:91-99.
    Finnish is a small language area and classical philosophical translations have been largely missing. Translating Sein und Zeit brings forth some specific difficulties. Finnish philosophical tradition is mostly analytical and we don’t have established phenomenological concepts. For example, the word “Dasein” is translated in several different ways. Following Heidegger’s own method and philosophy of language a translator has to find his own path situated in the nearness of Being and language. Therefore a translation is always an act of rewriting. Heidegger’s (...)
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    Translating Heidegger's Sein und Zeit.Dimiter Georgiev Saschew, Ivan Chvatik, Mark Wildschut, John Macquarrie, Joan Stambaugh, Reijo Kupiainen, Rudolf Boehm, Francois Vezin, Johann Tzavaras & Mihaly Vajda - 2005 - Studia Phaenomenologica 5:35-273.
    In this contribution the author sketches his main motives for translating Sein und Zeit into Dutch. First, the author argues that Heidegger’s text – and its translation – can clarify its notions better than most of Heidegger’s interprets can do. Then, the author shows that Heidegger’s method, being hermeneutics, has intrinsically to do with translation. Referring to the genesis of his translation, the author points at some general peculiarities of Heidegger’s use of language, insisting upon their meaning for the translation (...)
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    Epistemology of Transformative Material Activity: John Dewey's Pragmatism and Cultural-Historical Activity Theory.Reijo Miettinen - 2006 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 36 (4):389–408.
    The paper compares John Dewey's pragmatism and cultural-historical activity theory as epistemologies and theories of transformative material activity. For both of the theories, the concept of activity, the prototype of which is work, constitutes a basis for understanding the nature of knowledge and reality. This concept also implies for both theories a methodological approach of studying human behavior in which social experimentation and intervention play a central role. They also suggest that reflection and thought, mediated by language and semiotic artifacts, (...)
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    From Habituality to Change: Contribution of Activity Theory and Pragmatism to Practice Theories.Reijo Miettinen, Sami Paavola & Pasi Pohjola - 2012 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 42 (3):345-360.
    The new social theories of practice have been inspired by Wittgenstein's late philosophy, phenomenology and more recent sociological theories. They regard embodied skills and routinized, mostly unconscious habits as a key foundation of human practice and knowledge. This position leads to an overstatement of the significance of the habitual dimension of practice. As several critics have suggested this approach omits the problems of transformative agency and change of practices. In turn classical practice theories, activity theory and pragmatism have analyzed the (...)
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  5. Perspectives on Activity Theory.Yrjö Engeström, Reijo Miettinen & Raija-Leena Punamäki-Gitai (eds.) - 1999 - Cambridge University Press.
    Activity theory is an interdisciplinary approach to human sciences that originates in the cultural-historical psychology school, initiated by Vygotsky, Leont'ev, and Luria. It takes the object-oriented, artifact-mediated collective activity system as its unit of analysis, thus bridging the gulf between the individual subject and the societal structure. This volume is the first comprehensive presentation of contemporary work in activity theory, with 26 original chapters by authors from ten countries. In Part I of the book, central theoretical issues are discussed from (...)
     
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    Contradictions of High-Technology Capitalism and the Emergence of New Forms of Work.Reijo Miettinen - 2009 - In Annalisa Sannino, Harry Daniels & Kris D. Gutierrez (eds.), Learning and Expanding with Activity Theory. Cambridge University Press. pp. 160--175.
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    Möbius Transformation and Conformal Relativity.Reijo Piirainen - 1996 - Foundations of Physics 26 (2):223-242.
    The Möbius transformation (MT) was analyzed as a coordinate transformation in the Minkowski form. The transformation function contains three separate light cones. The Weyl spheres were interpreted as basic constituents of local light cones. These cones are related to the denominators of the MT and its inverse, and their apexes define an axis with the top of the global light cone as the centerpoint. That axis represents the local part of the world-line of a moving frame of reference. On the (...)
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    Pragmatism and Activity Theory: Is Dewey's Philosophy a Philosophy of Cultural Retooling?Reijo Miettinen - 2006 - Outlines. Critical Practice Studies 8 (2):3-19.
    A philosopher of education, Jim Garrison, has suggested that John Dewey's philosophy is a philosophy of cultural retooling and that Dewey adopted both his conception of work and the idea of tool as "a middle term between subject and object” from Hegel. This interpretation raises the question of what the relationship of the idea of cultural retooling in Dewey’s work is to his naturalism and to his allegiance to Darwinian biological functionalism. To deal with this problem, this paper analyzes how (...)
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    Art, Culture Change, and the Study of Solomon Islands Wood Carving.Jari Kupiainen - 1997 - Dialogue and Universalism 7 (3):161-170.
    During the colonial contact and especially after the 2nd World War in the Solomon Islands local communities various traditions of woodcarving and other handicrafts have transformed from religious and ritual objects to commercial 'tourist arts' that have become economically important for local communities. In the course of culture change Western concepts such as art and culture have been adopted to local languages and they have replaced local terminologies and classifications in various ways. These processes may be described as 'conceptual colonialism'. (...)
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    20 Transcending Traditional School Learning: Teachers' Work and Networks of Learning.Reijo Miettinen - 1999 - In Yrjö Engeström, Reijo Miettinen & Raija-Leena Punamäki-Gitai (eds.), Perspectives on Activity Theory. Cambridge University Press. pp. 325.
  11. Dynamics of Change in Research Work: Constructing a New Research Area in a Research Group.Reijo Miettinen & Eveliina Saari - 2001 - Science, Technology, and Human Values 26 (3):300-321.
    The authors study how an aerosol technology research group constructed a research agenda for itself and how its activity was changed in the process. The group's research agenda was heterogeneous, comprising several research areas in which the knowledge of aerosols was applied in different industrial contexts. The authors analyze the development of one of these areas, the research on the production of ultrafine particles from 1992 to 1997, employing the concept of mediated activity that has been developed in the cultural-historical (...)
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  12. Knowledge and Medieval Philosophy.Reijo Työrinoja, Anja Inkeri Lehtinen & Dagfinn Føllesdal (eds.) - 1990 - Annals of the Finnish Society for Missiology and Ecumenics.
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    Opus Theologicum. Luther and Medieval Theories of Action.Reijo Työrinoja - 2002 - Neue Zeitschrift für Systematicsche Theologie Und Religionsphilosophie 44 (2):119-153.
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    Epistemological, Artefactual and Interactional–Institutional Foundations of Social Impact of Academic Research.Reijo Miettinen, Juha Tuunainen & Terhi Esko - 2015 - Minerva 53 (3):257-277.
    Because of the gross difficulties in measuring the societal impact of academic research, qualitative approaches have been developed in the last decade mostly based on forms of interaction between university and other societal stakeholders. In this paper, we suggest a framework for qualitative analysis based on the distinction between three dimensions of societal impact: epistemological, artefactual and interactive-institutional. The epistemological dimension addresses what new research results and understanding of relevant phenomena have contributed to solving of technological and societal problems. The (...)
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    Corrigendum.Reijo Piirainen - 1996 - Foundations of Physics 26 (8):1089-1090.
    Line 24 on page 218 in the July number of this volume of Philosophy should read as follows: naturally out of matter itself lifeless or that consciousness and intelli-.
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  16. Activity Theory: A Well-Kept Secret.Yrjö Engeström & Reijo Miettinen - 1999 - In Yrjö Engeström, Reijo Miettinen & Raija-Leena Punamäki-Gitai (eds.), Perspectives on Activity Theory. Cambridge University Press. pp. 1--16.
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  17. Knowledge and the Sciences in Medieval Philosophy: Proceedings of the Eighth International Congress of Medieval Philosophy (S.I.E.P.M.). [REVIEW]Simo Knuuttila, Reijo Työrinoja & Sten Ebbesen (eds.) - 1900 - [S.N.].
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    "The Social and Political Theory of Francisco Suarez," by Reijo Wilenius.George P. Klubertanz - 1965 - Modern Schoolman 42 (2):230-231.