Ilpo Hirvonen completed his undergraduate degree in Theoretical Philosophy at the University of Helsinki in 2016 and is currently studying for his master’s degree there.
Ilpo’s main interests concern phenomenology, history of philosophy, philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, and particularly the philosophy of Edmund Husserl. Questions about the nature of consciousness, scientific knowledge, and the historical development of philosophy interest him the most. He is now working on his master’s thesis which studies the problematic relation between Husserl’s philosophy and realism. Ilpo Hirvonen is very interested in the divide between analytical philosophy and phenomenology as well as trying to look beyond it.
His other interests besides theoretical philosophy include aesthetics, comparative literature, and film studies, but he is primarily hoping to pursue post-graduate studies of philosophy in the future.
Undergraduate Award Global Winner in 2016
University: University of Helsinki
On the Interrelation between Phenomenology and Externalism