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:: Calls :: An international conference and Spring School on Emotions, Normativity and Social Life will take place at San Raffaele University, Milan from 6 – 8 June, 2016. Accepted papers will be selected for presentation and for publication on the related issue of Phenomenology and Mind. Deadline for submissions is 28 February, 2016.

Phenomenology and mind 

EMOTIONS, NORMATIVITY, AND SOCIAL LIFE
San Raffaele Spring School of Philosophy 2016 (SRSSP 2016)
Milan, June 6th – 7th – 8th, 2016

Emotions play a major role in our lives for our inner and personal experience of the world, as well as for our relations to others, especially in all the value aspects of those experiences. Besides this role, philosophical and scientific debate has not reached a consensus both on what emotions are and on their specific contribution to our lives.

Moreover, theories of emotions constitute a relevant attempt to bring empirical work to bear on philosophical theorizing, so providing the touchstone for interdisciplinary analysis.

Some of the more interesting debates concerning emotions focus on their role in moral and political theory, on their relation to language and hate speech, on their role in intersubjectivity – both in typical development and in pathologies, and on our emotional self-understanding. Focus on each of these dimensions will provide a more detailed understanding of what emotions actually are and of how they guide our lives.

Within this framework, the Scientific Committee will select papers contributing to one of the following sections:

– Theories of Emotions- Emotions, Morality and Political Theory
– Emotions, Language, and Hate Speech
– Emotions and Intersubjectivity – Typical Development and Pathologies

Invited Speakers
Thomas Fuchs (Heidelberg University Hospital, Germany)
Anna Elisabetta Galeotti (University of Eastern Piedmont Amedeo Avogadro, Italy)
Edward Harcourt (Oxford University, UK)
Robin Jeshion (University of Southern California, USA)
Dieter Lohmar (University of Cologne, Germany)

Submissions must be prepared for double blind review. Manuscripts should not contain any identifying information and they cannot exceed 4000 words (spaces and references included). Moreover, they must be accompanied by a separate cover sheet containing:

– The name of the author(s),
– Title of the submitted paper,
– The author’s affiliation (if any) and contact information,
– An abstract of no more than 250 words.

Authors are also invited to specify the section they are applying for.

For stylistic details, see http://www.phenomenologyandmind.eu/on-copyright-and-author-rights/.

Submissions should be sent to socialworld@hsr.it by the 28th of February, 2016. Acceptance will be notified by the 20th of April. Accepted papers will be selected for presentation and for publication on the related issue of Phenomenology and Mind (http://www.phenomenologyandmind.eu/)

Important dates
Deadline for submissions: February 28th, 2016
Notification of acceptance: April 20th, 2016
Spring School: June 6th – 8th, 2016
Publication of the issue: December, 2016

Organizing and Scientific Committee
Bianca Bellini, Claudia Bianchi, Laura Caponetto, Simone Carrus, Chiara Cozzi, Roberta De Monticelli, Francesca De Vecchi, Francesca Forlè, Margherita Isella, Maria Russo, Roberta Sala, Sarah Songhorian.

Scientific Direction
Claudia Bianchi, Roberta De Monticelli, Francesca De Vecchi, Roberta Sala.

Please, contact socialworld@hsr.it for any information about SRSSP 2016

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