Dr Jukka Mikkonen

Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy
University of Jyväskylä, Finland

jukka.mikkonen [at] protonmail.com

Selected publications (in English)


Philosophy, Literature, and Understanding: On Reading and Cognition. Bloomsbury, London 2021.

The Cognitive Value of Philosophical Fiction. Bloomsbury, London 2013.

Articles & book chapters

‘Philosophical Aesthetics and the Global Environmental Emergency’. Environmental Values 30:1 (2022).

‘Aesthetic Appreciation of Nature and the Global Environmental Crisis’. Environmental Values 30:1 (2022), preprint 3 Aug 2021.

‘Analytic Philosophy of Literature’. In The Cambridge Handbook of Philosophy of Language, edited by Piotr Stalmaszczyk. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2021 (online 12 November 2021).

‘On the Cognitive Value of Modernist Narratives’. In The Fictional Minds of Modernism: Narrative Cognition from Henry James to Christopher Isherwood, edited by Ricardo Miguel Alfonso. Bloomsbury, London 2020.

‘The (Literary) Stories of Our Lives’. In Narrative and Self-Understanding: Between Literature and Philosophy, edited by Garry L. Hagberg. Palgrave Macmillan, London 2019.

‘Truth in Literature: The Problem of Knowledge and Insight Gained from Fiction’. In Narrative Factuality: A Handbook, edited by Monika Fludernik and Marie-Laure Ryan. De Gruyter, Berlin 2019.

‘Analytic Aesthetics’. In The Palgrave Handbook of Philosophy and Literature, edited by Barry Stocker and Michael Mack. Palgrave Macmillan, London 2018.

‘Knowledge, Imagination and Stories in the Aesthetic Experience of Forests’. Estetika: The Central European Journal of Aesthetics 1/2018.

‘Analytic Philosophy of Literature: Problems and Prospects’. In Literary Studies and the Philosophy of Literature: New Interdisciplinary Directions, edited by Phil Gaydon and Andrea Selleri. Palgrave Macmillan, London 2016.

‘On Studying the Cognitive Value of Literature’, The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, Vol. 73, No. 3 (2015).

‘The Place for External Considerations in Reading Literary Fiction’. In How to Make-Believe: The Fictional Truths of the Representational Arts, edited by Alexander Bareis and Lene Nordrum. De Gruyter, Berlin 2015.

‘Fiction, Cognition, and Confusion’. In Fiction and Art: Explorations in Contemporary Theory, edited by Ananta Ch. Sukla. Bloomsbury, London 2015.

‘On the Body of Literary Persuasion’, Estetika: The Central European Journal of Aesthetics 1/2010.

‘Sutrop on Literary Fiction-Making: Defending Currie’, Disputatio, Vol. III, No. 28 (2010).

‘Literary Fictions as Utterances and Artworks’, Theoria, Vol. 76, No. 1 (2010).

‘Truth-Claiming in Fiction: Towards a Poetics of Literary Assertion’, Nordic Journal of Aesthetics, Vol. 38 (2009).

‘Intentions and Interpretations: Philosophical Fiction as Conversation’, Contemporary Aesthetics, Vol. 7 (2009).

‘Philosophical Fiction and the Act of Fiction-Making’, SATS: Nordic Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 9, No. 2 (2008).

Reviews & review essays

Review of Derek Matravers’s Fiction and Narrative. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 29 Nov 2014.

Review of Joshua Landy’s How to Do Things with Fictions. Analysis, Vol. 73, No. 3 (2013).

Review of Garry Hagberg & Walter Jost (eds.), Blackwell Companion to the Philosophy of Literature. Partial Answers, Vol. 11, No. 2 (2013).

Review of Gregory Currie’s Narratives & Narrators: A Philosophy of Stories. Mind, Vol. 121, No. 481 (2012).

Review of Noël Carroll (ed.), The Aesthetics, Poetics, and Philosophy of Narrative. British Journal of Aesthetics, Vol. 52, No. 3 (2012).

Review of Peter Lamarque’s book Philosophy of Literature. Philosophy and Literature, Vol. 33, No. 1 (2009).


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