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Dr Laura Candiotto

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Education/Academic qualification

2011Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Ca’ Foscari University, Venice, Italy
Plato and the redaction of Socratic dialogues: strategies, interlocutors and aims
2006Postgraduate Diploma, University of Padua
Philosophy for children, expected synergies: theatre of the oppressed, ecological pedagogy and interculturalism.
2005Master of Arts, Università Ca'Foscari
Definiteness and Determination. Towards a metaphysics of relations starting from Plato


Research Interests

My area of specialization is philosophy of emotions. I am working on the role of emotions in group knowledge, focusing in Ancient (mainly Plato and Aristotle) and Contemporary Social Epistemology, as well as Philosophy of Mind and Ethics. I'm also working on 4EA cognition and enactive feelings, positive emotions, and virtues.  I'm increasingly interested in applied epistemology and ethics, especially in relation to education and wellfare.
Research Areas: Philosophy of Emotions; Epistemology; Philosophy of Mind; Ancient Greek Philosophy; Philosophical Practices and Education; Feminist Philosophy.

Research Groups

- Member of the Eidyn Centre, University of Edinburgh. Director: Prof. Duncan Pritchard

- Member of the Cestudir, Human Rights Research Centre and of the group dedicated to gender's rights. Director: Prof. Luigi Vero Tarca;

- Member of the Agorà Project, director: Ran Lahav; www.philopractice.org

- Member of the "Asklepio" Research Centre on the ethics of care, University of Verona. Director: Prof. L. Napolitano Valditara.

- Member of the "Forma Mentis" Research Group on phenomenology of care, collective intentionality and philosophical practices, University of Verona. Director: Prof. Guido Cusinato.

- Member of some international and national philosophical associations: International Plato Society (IPS), European Philosophical Society for the Study of Emotions (EPSSE), Society for Philosophy of Emotions (SPE), International Social Ontology Society, Scots Philosophical  Association, European Society for Philosophy and Psychology, The International Society for Religion, Literature and Culture, Società Filosofica Italiana (SFI), Società Italiana Filosofia Teoretica (SIFIT), Kairos kai logos (Aix-Marseille University),    Centro internazionale per la ricerca filosofica (CRF), Libera Associazione di Idee (LAI), Amica Sofia (I am a member of the national board).

My research in a nutshell

Research outputs

  1. Carolyn Price, Emotion, Polity 2015

    Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature review

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Research activities & awards

  1. Extended Education workshop and ThinkTank

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

  2. Fudan University

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesResearch and Teaching at External Organisation

  3. Mind and Life. Summer Research Institute

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesResearch and Teaching at External Organisation

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