Call for papers: Passionate Minds Knowledge and the Emotions in Intellectual History


Passionate Minds
Knowledge and the Emotions in Intellectual History

The centrality of the emotions in all areas of human thought, action and
expression has lately begun to be recognized and investigated with
increasing interest within a variety of disciplines, from cognitive science
and the philosophy of emotions to literary and anthropological studies. One
central insight of such explorations is that the view of the separation and
even opposition between cognition and affectivity is an unjust
representation of the complexity of the life of both individuals and
communities. Intellectual historians have also become sensitive to the
issue and are in fact in a privileged position to bring to the fore the
variety and richness of the approaches to the interplay of knowledge and
the emotions in the history of thought.
This conference aims to address the topic of the interplay of emotions and
cognition as it bears on historical views of epistemology, logic,
psychology, theology, medicine, moral philosophy or aesthetics, on
approaches to education and the transmission of knowledge, as well as on
the dynamics of intellectual communities. We invite panels and individual
papers that address any aspect of this theme with reference to any
historical period, as well as relevant methodological and historiographic
questions. There will also be general sessions devoted to other proposed
intellectual historical topics.

Please send your panel proposals and paper abstracts by 15 December 2010
to the conference organizers: Dana Jalobeanu, and
Sorana Corneanu, For more info see the
web-page of the conference at 

Participation fee: 90 EUR for faculty and 60 EUR for students and
unemployed members.

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