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Reading Group in "Philosophy and Neuroscience of Emotions" a.y. 2021/22


This reading group is open to all PhD students interested in the field of affectivity. It aims to deepen and discuss the different approaches in the study of emotions from philosophical and neuroscientific point of view. The objective is to promote an interdisciplinary approach to the study of emotions and a fruitful dialogue between two research areas on the same subject. 


May 17th, 2022, h 10-13
May 19th, 2022, h 10-13 NEW May 18th, 2022, h. 14-17
May 24th, 2022, h 10-13
May 26th, 2022, h 10-13
May 31st, 2022, h 9,30-13,30


Colombetti, G. Zavala, E. (2019). Are emotional states based in the brain? A critique of affective brainocentrism from a physiological perspective, Biology&Philosophy 34, 45, 

Deonna, J.A., Teroni, F. (2012). The emotions: a philosophical introduction. Oxon and New York: Routledge, Ch. 1 & 2.

LeDoux, J. (2012). Rethinking the Emotional Brain. Neuron, 73(4), 653–676.
Dalgleish, T. (2004). The emotional brain, 5(July), 252–256.
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.
Other readings will be decided at the beginning of the reading groups based on common interests. 


The evaluation will be based on course participation.


Credits: 2

Giulia Piredda

Ricercatrice senior in Filosofia e teoria dei linguaggi

Giulia Camilla Mattavelli

Ricercatrice Senior in Psicobiologia e Psicologia Fisiologica


Tipologia corso : Tipo c

Periodo: Semestre II

Anno accademico: 2021-2022

Luogo : Iuss, aula 1-16

Durata : 16 ore