Happiness: Cognition, Experience, Language; Helsinki

An Interdisciplinary Colloquium

Venue: Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies

Time: October 13, 2006 at 9 am–5 pm


9.00-9.10 Heli Tissari & Anne Birgitta Yeung (University of Helsinki): Opening
9.10-10.00 Juha Sihvola (University of Helsinki): Happiness in Ancient Philosophy
10.00-10.30 Mikko Salmela (University of Helsinki/University of Munich): The Logical Structure of Joy (and Many Other Emotions)

coffee Break

11.00-12.00 Hans-Jürgen Diller (Ruhr-Universität Bochum): Joy and Happiness in the History of the English Lexicon
12.00-12.30 Sari Kivistö (University of Helsinki): De Jubilatu: Laughter and Joy in Seventeenth-century Parody


13.30-14.30 Zoltan Kövecses (University of Budapest): The Concept of Happiness. A Cognitive Linguistic Perspective.
14.30-15.00 Heli Tissari (University of Helsinki): Conceptualizing Happiness in English: A Corpuslinguistic Account

Coffee Break

15.30-16.30 Markku Ojanen (University of Tampere): Can Happiness Be Raised?
16.30-17.00 Anne Birgitta Yeung (University of Helsinki): Happiness and Good Life ? What really constitutes them in everyday-life?
17.00-17.10 Mikko Salmela (University of Helsinki/University of Munich): Closing

More info:

Heli Tissari (, tel. 09 - 191 23502)
Anne Birgitta Yeung (, tel. 09 - 191 23453)