IUSS Philosophy Masterclass Human Consciousness Project
Esposizione data
10 Ottobre 2019

Scuola Universitaria Superiore IUSS Pavia
Palazzo del Broletto
Piazza della Vittoria 15, 27100 Pavia, Italy



IUSS Philosophy Masterclass 
Human Consciousness Project


Cristina Meini (University of Eastern Piedmont)
IUSS Visiting Scholar

Emotions: development, art and public life
Starting from an analysis of what emotions are, essentially carried on through the rather simplistic but efficacious dichotomy between Basic emotion theory and Emotional constructivism, I will consider three domains of research having some peculiar relationships with emotions: 1) developmental psychology, notably theories of affective self-development; 2) cognitive aesthetics, notably theories of emotions in music; and 3) ethics and social sciences, notably the role of empathy in moral and in the public life. Each one of the three "case studies" will disclose specific issues for philosophy and, more generally, for mature cognitive sciences.


Topics of the lectures:

  • The nature of emotions 
  • The Construction of Affective Minimal Self
  • Music and emotions
  • Some (naive) reflections on empathy


October 8, 15:00-17:00, Sala del Camino
October 9, 15:30-17:30, Room 1-17 
October 10, 15:00-17:00, Room 1-17 

Info atgiulia.piredda@iusspavia.it