Center for Interdisziplinary Research

Animal emotionale - The Significance of Emotions in Human Experience, Judgment and Behaviour

Termin: 29. September - 2. Oktober 2008

Leitung: Achim Stephan (Osnabrück), Henrik Walter (Bonn)

Emotions and other affective mechanisms are in many ways crucial to human experience, judgment and decision-making, as well as in motivation of adaptive actions. The highly international and interdisciplinary conference dealt with three related topics concerning the nature and function of human emotions: The first topic concerned emotion regulation and the cognitive control of affective states (neuroscience / psychology). The second topic was affective intentionality as the basic way of how humans are oriented towards the world and the importance of existential feelings (philosophy). The third and final topic was the role of emotions in moral decision-making (neuroscience / philosophy).

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