Novem­ber 08–10, 2012

Place: Eber­hard Karls Uni­ver­si­ty Tue­bin­gen

Forum Sci­en­tiarum

Dobler­straße 33
D-72074 Tue­bin­gen

In mod­ern the­o­ry of emo­tion the claim that emo­tions are anal­o­gous to per­cep­tions or even a spe­cial form of per­cep­tion is wide­spread. Emo­tions and per­cep­tions are said to share impor­tant aspects: they both essen­tial­ly have a phe­nom­e­nal aspect, they per­sist in the light of bet­ter knowl­edge and they seem to occu­py sim­i­lar epis­temic roles. How­ev­er, emo­tions and per­cep­tions also dif­fer in impor­tant aspects as Ronald de Sousa already noticed. The most obvi­ous dif­fer­ence is the absence of sen­so­ry organs in the case of the emo­tions and of course, there are even more sophis­ti­cat­ed and threat­en­ing dis­analo­gies – one has not to look far for crit­i­cism. As wide­spread the link between emo­tion and per­cep­tion in mod­ern the­o­ry of emo­tion is, it is only rarely crit­i­cal­ly exam­ined. The conference’s aim is to fill this gap in the the­o­ry of emo­tion and to seri­ous­ly explore this link between emo­tion and per­cep­tion with all
its pros and cons and to mark out its pos­si­bil­i­ties and lim­its.


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Con­fer­ence chair: Prof. Dr. Sabine Doer­ing, Phi­los­o­phy Depart­ment of
the Eber­hard Karls Uni­ver­si­ty Tue­bin­gen.
Co-orga­niz­er: Ani­ka Lutz, M.A.
Orga­ni­za­tion­al sup­port: Anton Hase.
For any queries about the con­fer­ence, please send us an email at: anika.lutz[at]

Prof. Dr. Sabine Doer­ing
Phi­los­o­phy Depart­ment of the Eber­hard Karls Uni­ver­si­ty Tue­bin­gen
Bur­sagasse 1
D-72070 Tue­bin­gen
Phone:  +49(0)7071/2974345
Fax: +49 (0)7071/295208
Email: sabine.doering[at]