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The Emotion Network Workshop

29th October 2017 - 30th October 2017

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While emotions have a significant effect on our daily lives, they are deeply complex and notoriously difficult to understand.  Many of the great philosophers (e.g., Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Hume) put forward theories of emotions. Nonetheless, philosophy of emotion has become more active within the past decade or so.

It turns out that there are a decent number of philosophers within Scotland who do research on emotions. We thought it would be fruitful to come together and engage with one another’s work. Thus, we formed The Emotion Network.

The Emotion Network aims to bring visibility to and to foster a community for the philosophers in Scotland who do research on the philosophy of emotions. This is a newly formed network. This workshop will be the inaugural meeting for the network. The participants are encouraged to present work-in-progress. In addition to papers presented, the workshop will also include time to discuss the future of the network.

Confirmed Participants:

David Bain (University of Glasgow), Michael Brady (University of Glasgow), Laura Candiotto (University of Edinburgh), Alix Cohen (University of Edinburgh), Jennifer Corns (University of Glasgow), Robert Cowen (University of Glasgow), Alison Duncan Kerr (University of St. Andrews), Theodore Scaltas (University of Edinburgh), Mog Stapleton (University of Edinburgh), Paula Sweeney (University of Aberdeen), Cain Todd (University of Lancaster), and Lauren Ware (University of Stirling).


Sunday 29 October
11:00 – 12:30 Robert Cowen (Lauren Ware, chair)
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:00 Laura Candiotto (David Bain, chair)
15:00 – 15:15 Coffee/Tea
15:15 – 16:45 Jennifer Corns (Michael Brady, chair)
16:45 – 17:00 Coffee/tea
17:00 – 18:00 The Emotion Network: Brainstorming Meeting
18:30 – Reception & Dinner

Monday 30 October
09:45 – 11:15 Mog Stapleton (Cain Todd, chair)
11:15 – 11:30 Coffee/Tea
11:30 – 13:00 The Emotion Network: Planning Meeting
13:00 – 14:15 Lunch
14:15 – 15:45 Lauren Ware and Lee Whittington (Robert Cowen, chair)
15:45 – 16:00 Coffee/Tea
16:00 – 17:30 Michael Brady (Alison Duncan Kerr, chair)

To register your interest in this event, please send an email to Alison adk10@st-andrews.ac.uk

This event is open to all philosophers in Scotland and beyond and is made possible by the generous support of the Scots Philosophical Association and the Aristotelian Society.


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29th October 2017
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Alison Duncan Kerr


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