Phenomenological Approaches to the Emotions

March 31, 2023 - April 1, 2023
Department of Philosophy, Boston College & Boston University

United States

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We are pleased to announce that the 7th Annual Boston Phenomenology Circle Symposium, "Phenomenology and Emotion," will take place March 31st – April 1st, 2023 at Boston University and Boston College. Phenomenology has long emphasized the centrality of emotion to our experience of the world, self-understanding, and engagement with others. This year's symposium aims to bring together scholars to (re-)consider what unique resources phenomenology offers for understanding the emotions and their place in our lives. We intend to take a broad approach to our theme by including papers on the place of affect and emotion in the philosophies of particular historical phenomenologists (especially non-canonical figures), contemporary phenomenological research into how emotions shape our experience of the world and relations to others (especially work that draws upon or moves between different academic disciplines), and treatments of particular emotions from a phenomenological perspective.

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Please direct all questions to Micah Trautmann ([email protected]) and Magnus Ferguson ([email protected]).

Featured Presenters:

Ellie Anderson "Felt Senses of Self"

Anthony Steinbock "The Tenor of the Heart and the Structure of Vocational Experience"

Dermot Moran "Edith Stein on the Emotions"

Francisco Gallegos "Affective Injustice and Emotional Authenticity"

Andreas Elpidorou "The Feeling of Boredom"

Lauren Guilmette "Something in the Atmosphere: Theorizing Transpersonal Structures of Feeling"

Daniel Dahlstrom "Phenomenology and Emotions: Six Basic Issues"

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