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Philosophical perspectives on emotions and affectivity a.y. 2021/22


The course will be a brief introduction to the main trends in contemporary philosophy of emotions and affectivity, starting from the general question of what emotions are and what are their essential features: feelings, evaluations or motivation to act. Pros and cons of the general approaches to the study of affectivity will be presented and discussed, among which the compatibility with our common linguistic usage and with the psychological and neuroscientific theories of emotions. 


February 9th, 2022, h. 14-17 classroom 1-15
February 11th, 2022, h. 10-13 classroom 1-15
February 16th, 2022, h. 14.30-16.30 Sala del Camino 
February 18th, 2022, h. 10-12 Sala del Camino

NEW February 21st, 2022, h. 10-12 Sala del Camino


Deonna, J.A., Teroni, F. (2012). The emotions: a philosophical introduction. Oxon and New York: Routledge.
Scarantino, A. (2016). The philosophy of emotions and its impact on affective science. In L.F. Barrett, M. Lewis, J.M. Haviland-Jones (Eds.), Handbook of emotions, 4th edition (pp. 3-65). NY: Guilford Publications.
Scarantino, A., De Sousa, R. (2018). Emotion. In E.N. Zalta (Ed.), The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Winter 2018 Edition). 
Other texts will be indicated during the course.


The evaluation will be based on course participation.


Credits: 2

Giulia Piredda

Ricercatrice senior in Filosofia e teoria dei linguaggi


Tipologia corso : Tipo b

Periodo: Semestre I

Anno accademico: 2021-2022

Luogo : Iuss, aula 1-15 e Sala del Camino

Durata : 10 ore