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"Well-being and affective states"
Université Clermont Auvergne, 14-15 November 2019

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 ?

Program

Thursday November, 14th

9H15-9H30 : Welcome address

9H30-10H30 : Daniel Haybron : "Happiness and the Metaphysics of Affect"

10H30-11H30 : Julien Deonna & Fabrice Teroni : “What’s Good In Emotions for Those Who Have Them ?”

11H45-14H : Lunch Break

14H-15H : Mauro Rossi & Christine Tappolet : “Wellbeing as fitting happiness”

15H-16H : Samuel Lepine : “Moods, happiness, and well-being”

16H-16H30 : Pause

16H30-17H30 : Vincent Boyer : “Justice, Emotion and Well-Being”

Friday November, 15th

9H30-10H30 : Anti Kauppinen : “The Intentionality of happiness”

10H30-11H30 : Magalie Schor : “A New Route Towards the Final Value of Emotions for Well-Being”

11H45-14H : Lunch Break

14H-15H : Stéphane Lemaire : “Which pro-attitude for subjectivism about well-being ?”

15H-16H : Antonin Broi : “How Do Affective States Contribute to Well-Being ? A Hedonistic Perspective”

16H-16H30 : Pause

16H30-17H30 : Julien Claparède-Petitpierre : “The cultural settings of individual affectivity : integration and well-being”

Attendance is free and all are welcome !

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

Financial support : PHIER - University of Geneva - Université de Rennes - I-Site Clermont CAP 20-25 (Challenge 3) - La Chaire de Philosophie à l’Hopital

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