IX Convegno di Medio termine – Emotions and knowledge

9-10 Dicembre 2013, Modena

Emotions and knowledge
Midterm Conference of the S.I.F.A. (Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy)

University of Modena 9-10 December 2013

Via UniversitĂ  4


9 December 2013



Marina Bondi (Head of the Department of Linguistic and Cultural Studies)

Simone Gozzano, President of the SocietĂ  Italiana di Filosofia Analitica

11:00 – 12:30 PLENARY (Chair Carla Bagnoli)

Alice Crary (New School, New York) Ethics and the Power of Pictures

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch

Parallel Session Ethics (Chair Roberto Mordacci) AULA II

14:00 – 14:45 Lorenzo Greco, A Humean Understanding of the Relation between Reflexivity and Normativity

14:45 – 15:30 Irene Ottonello, Supporting practices of moral responsibility. Constructivism, objectivity and trust.

15:30 – 16:15 Luciana Ceri Emotions and Moral Judgments

Parallel Session Epistemology (Chair Sebastiano Moruzzi) AULA IV

14:00 – 14:45 Susanna Melkonian, Framing the World

14:45 – 15:30 Deborah Conti Pain and Illusion

15:30 – 16:15 Francesca Forlé, Sarah Songhorian Leib and Empathy: How Do We Perceive Others? Vicarious Emotions and Embodiment

16:15 – 17:00 Ana Barandalla: Epistemic Normativity

17-17:15 Coffee Break

17:15 – 18:45 SYMPOSIUM Emotional Insight (Carla Bagnoli, Michael Brady, Annalisa Coliva, Simone Gozzano) (Chair Marco Santambrogio)

18:45 Meeting of the Italian Society of Analytic Philosophy (open to Members SIFA)

20:00 Social Dinner Caffè Concerto

10 December 2013

9:15 – 10:45 PLENARY (Chair Eva Picardi) AULA MAGNA

Clotilde Calabi (UniversitĂ  di Milano) Metacognitive Feelings and Moods

10:45 – 11:00 Coffee Break

Parallel Session Ethics (Chair Filippo Magni) AULA II

11:00 – 11:45 Edward Harcourt Consequentialism

11:45 – 12:30 Jan Bransen, Love and Self-Knowledge

12:30 – 13:15 Katrine Schaerbruch Love and Moral Knowledge

Parallel Session Epistemology (Chair Andrea Sereni) AULA IV

11:00 – 11:45 Gaetano Albergo, De re Seeing Does not Prevent de dicto Imagining

11:45 – 12:30 Cristina Travanini, Justified Emotions in Theory of Value: Meinong´s View

12:30 – 13:15 Sarah Songhorian, Empathy and Sympathy

13:15 – 14:30 Lunch

14:30 – 16:30 SYMPOSIUM Fictional, Self-Deceptive, and Disguised Emotions (Elisabetta Galeotti, Patrizia Pedrini, Alberto Voltolini) (Chair Massimo Dell’Utri)

16:45- Coffee Break

17:00 – 18:30 PLENARY (Chair Annalisa Coliva)

Christine Tappolet (Université de Montréal) Emotions and Agency

19:00 Closing Remarks


Plenary sessions and symposia will be held in Aula Magna, via UniversitĂ  4

Parralel sessions in Ethics will be held in Aula II, via UniversitĂ  4

Parallel sessions in Epistemology will be held in Aula IV, via UniversitĂ  4


General Aim

The aim of the Conference is Emotions in epistemology, social epistemology, ethics, political philosophy, and philosophy of law. This conference aims to address the topic of the interplay of emotions and cognition as
it bears on views of epistemology, reasoning, moral
philosophy, and aesthetics, with special attention to production and transmission of knowledge.



The Italian Society of Analytic Philosophy invites submitted symposia and papers for this meeting in the following topics:

Emotions and perception

Emotions and perceptual illusions

Emotions and self-knowledge

Emotions and self-deception

Emotions and moral salience

Emotions and mutual recognition

Emotions and cognition

Emotions and practical judgment

Emotions and shared action

Emotions and action

Emotions and practical conflict

Emotions and practical reasoning

Emotions and consistency

Session Papers should not exceed a length of 25 minutes (about 12 double-spaced pages) for a total 45 minute session.

Symposia (two) are allocated a two-hour slot and consist of a set of 3 linked papers on a common theme.

Symposia organisers should submit an outline of the symposium along with a list of speakers and abstracts as a single document. Please do not submit more than one PDF file per symposium.

Submissions should be by abstract (500 words).

Submissions will be blind-refereed and selected on the basis of quality and philosophical relevance.

All paper and symposia submissions should be in PDF-format and should be properly anonymized in order to allow for blind refereeing.

Papers may be in Italian or in English, but English is preferred.


Please, send your proposals to Carla Bagnoli: carla.bagnoli@unimore.it