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"Well-being and affective states"
A two-day international workshop

Université Clermont Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand

14-15 November 2019

Call for papers : Although the philosophy of emotions and the philosophy of well-being have both undergone major developments in recent decades, they have rarely been addressed together. This is surprising, since affective states are closely linked with well-being and happiness. For example, having positive emotions or being in a good mood may be necessary for well-being. But what are the exact relations between these states ? In order to answer this question, this workshop aims to examine the following issues :

- What is the nature of affective states such as emotions, moods and desires, and do they constitute a specific type of epistemic access to our well-being ?
- Are affective states discrete causes or constituents of well-being ?
- How do we distinguish between happiness and well-being ? Is it possible to draw the distinction by appealing to affective states only or do we have to appeal to other psychological states as well ?
- Can we measure well-being by focusing on affective states ? Are there better measures, independent of affective states ?

Confirmed Speakers :
-  Daniel Haybron
-  Antti Kauppinen
-  Christine Tappolet & Mauro Rossi

Organising committee : Julien Deonna (University of Geneva), Stéphane Lemaire (University of Rennes), Samuel Lepine (UCA), & Fabrice Teroni (University of Geneva)

Call for papers We invite submissions for presentations (35 min talk + 15 min Q&A) from PhD students or Post-docs for this two-day international workshop in Clermont-Ferrand. Two slots are available, and we may have funding to cover partly the costs of the travel (approximately 200 euros), but it is not secured right now.

Please send an abstract of 500 to 1000 words, along with a CV, to this address :

Deadline : June 30th