Workshop Phenomenology Today – Unisr Centro Persona – Seminario Giulia Piredda, 8 aprile 2021

venerdì, 2 Aprile, 2021

Workshop Phenomenology Today

Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan

PERSONA – Research Centre in Phenomenology and Sciences of the Person


Situated affectivity: a guide for the perplexed

Giulia Piredda 

(IUSS Pavia)

In this talk I will guide the hearer through “situated affectivity”, a small galaxy of theories, ideas, intuitions which are recently growing at the boundaries between philosophy of emotion, philosophy of mind, philosophy of cognitive science. In the last years, we are witnessing a real “affective turn” in the domain of analytic philosophy of mind and cognitive science, and situated affectivity is an excellent example of what is going on in the field. In the first part of the talk, I will present the main versions of situated affectivity, distinguishing between the ideas of situated or scaffolded emotions (Griffiths, Scarantino 2009; Colombetti, Krueger 2015) and properly extended emotions (Carter et al. 2016; Colombetti, Roberts 2015), and showing their link to the corresponding idea of the mind: scaffolded, extended or otherwise. In the second part of the talk, I will further explore the connection between situated affectivity and the domain of extended mind: I will argue that, even if situated affectivity could be in principle evaluated independently from any particular theory about the mind, dealing with situated affectivity is, beside its independent interest, also a good way to tackle some unsettled problems in the literature on extended mind.


Thursday, April 8th 2021, 2.00 – 4.00 pm (CEST)


The seminar will take place on Microsoft Teams and is open to anyone interested. In order to receive the link to access the virtual room of the seminar, you are kindly asked to register by writing to


Scientific Direction: 

Francesca De Vecchi, Vincenzo Costa, Francesca Forlè, Roberta De Monticelli



Nicole Miglio, Marco di Feo


Next talks: 

– Thursday, April 29th 2021, 2.00 – 4.00 pm (CEST)
Ali Yousefi Heris (IPM), Folk and Scientific Emotion categories

– Wednesday, May 12th 2021, 2.00 – 4.00 pm (CEST)
Luca Vanzago (UniPV), L’esperienza del dolore. Modelli filosofici a confronto
Seminario didattico della Facoltà di Filosofia, UniSR

– Wednesday, May 26th 2021, 9.00 – 11.00 am (CEST)
Emanuele Caminada (KU Leuven), I mondi della vita – Husserl e Lévy-Bruhl


Download the program here.


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