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.


For details and a preliminary program please visit our homepage:


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]