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Summer School in Affective Science (5-13/7/2018)


The International Summer School in Affective Science will be held near Geneva, Switzerland on the 5th-13th July 2018.

The theme this year is “The development of emotions”.

Keynote speakers include:

Joseph Campos, Justin D’Arms, Eileen John, Seth Pollak, Paul Harris and Amrisha Vaish.

More information can be found on the website



Call for Papers Issue June 2019: Emotions. From cases to theories


Editors: Matteo Galletti (University of Florence, Italy), Ariele Niccoli (University of Florence, Italy)


Today emotions are a critical topic in several branches of contemporary philosophical debate. Emotions are supposed to play a crucial role in our life, with an impact on our interactions with the environment, on our choices, and values. Despite virtually all philosophers agree on their relevance, emotions are understood in a broad variety of philosophical perspectives. The core idea of the special issue is to show how different theoretical frameworks on emotions influence the philosophical analysis of a specific emotion. The purpose of this project is to collect relevant studies, facilitating interaction between different perspectives, via the focus on single emotions.


The issue will contain a selection of invited contributions by prominent scholars in the philosophical debate: A. Ben-Ze'ev (Haifa University), Alessandra Fussi (University of Pisa), Lorenzo Greco (University of Oxford), Larry Herzberg (University of Wisconsin Oshkosh), Victoria McGeer (Center for Human Values, Princeton), Danilo Manca (University of Pisa), Elena Pulcini (University of Firenze), Jacqueline Taylor (Universiyt of San Francisco), Marco Tedeschini (University of Rome “Tor Vergata”), Maria Silvia Vaccarezza (University of Genoa).


Humana.Mente encourages all interested contributors to submit unpublished papers that are focused on a single emotion, related to the following areas:


-theories of emotions

-philosophy of mind



-political and social philosophy.



Manuscripts should be sent to:
The paper should be in English and not exceed 12,000 words. All papers will go through a review process.
Important dates:
Deadline for submissions: January 15, 2019
Notification of acceptance: May 31, 2019
Publication of special issue: June 2019

For any further information please contact: Matteo Galletti:, Ariele Niccoli:


Call for papers (deadline 30/11/2018)

Aurora. Journal of Philosophy (
Special issue: “Philosophy of emotions. New paths of investigation”
Guest editor: Dr Laura Candiotto, University of Edinburgh,


Description: Philosophy of emotions is a prominent field of contemporary research. The study of feelings, affects, emotions, moods, and sentiments is detectable throughout the history of Western philosophy, from Aristotle to Descartes, from Hume to Kant. Then, it has acquired prominence within the phenomenological and existentialist traditions, disclosing its valence as one of the keys for the understanding of human existence. Emotions have been studied by other disciplines too, and a very multidisciplinary approach is now detectable in the field, especially in relation to the developments of cognitive science. The aim of this special issue of the Journal Aurora (a Brasilian Open Access Journal, indexed in Scopus) is to discuss the new approaches in the field of philosophy of emotions, both regarding the taxonomy of emotions and their studies in specific fields of inquiry (as epistemology, ethics, politics, aesthetics, religious studies, etc). Different traditions of thoughts and methodologies are welcomed, and special interest will be given to those papers that will introduce new lines of investigations.

Please submit your contribution to the Journal editor, Prof.
Dr. Léo Peruzzo Júnior, at, by the 30th of November 2018. The languages accepted are English, Portuguese, Italian, and Spanish.

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