Interdisciplinary Research on Emotions in Neuroscience and Philosophy


Our project is highly collaborative, as we entertain a network of relations to various high-level scholars and researchers of emotion. You find information about the next gathering of most of the following experts in the "Events" section.



Ahmed A. Karim

Institut für Medizinische Psychologie und Verhaltensneurobiologie, Universitätsklinik Tübingen. Cognitive psychology and neuroscience, specialized in inhibitory methods such as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation.




Peter Goldie

Samuel Hall Chair and Head of Philosophy at the University of Manchester. Author of "The Emotions" (Oxford UP, 2000). Important theorist of affective intentionality, in particular on the relation of feeling and world-directedness in emotional experience.



Sabine Döring

Professor of Philosophy at the University of Tübingen, Germany. Highly important work on emotions, in particular on the representational and motivational functions of emotional states, and with regard to the emotion's role in moral motivation. Her "opus magnum" is "Gründe und Gefühle" (De Gruyter, 2008)


Bennett W. Helm

Professor of Philosophy at Franklin & Marshall College, Pennsylvania, US. Highly relevant work on emotions and the constitution of import. His theory of intentional feelings can be found in his 2001 book "Emotional Reason" (Cambridge UP).


Matthew J. Ratcliffe

Reader at the Dept. of Philosophy at Durham University, UK. Importantly revived interest in moods and background feelings in his work on "existential feelings". His eminent book on the matter is about to appear at Oxford UP, titled "Feelings of Being" (expected early summer 2008). Matthew's ideas on an affective background structure of intentionality is a great source of inspiration for our philosophical work on affective states.


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