SNSF assistant professorship
Institution : Universität Zürich
Department : Philosophisches Seminar
Thesis topic : Emotion, Feeling and Value
NCCR position : Senior researcher
NCCR PI : Kevin Mulligan
NCCR most relevant publications
2017, "Towards a Definition of Efforts", Motivation Science 3(3), pp. 230-259.
2017, "The Metaphysics of Economic Exchanges", avec Emma Tieffenbach, Journal of Social Ontology 3(2) , pp.167-205.
2014, "Pleasure and its Contraries", The Review of Philosophy and Psychology, 5(1), pp. 14-40.
I am currently member of the Philosophy Project and a Maître-Assistant in the Departement of Philosophy of the University of Geneva. I defended two PhD's in Philosophy. The first one, "The objectivity of the sense of touch", under the supervision of J.-M. Monnoyer, purports to define the tactiles sense thanks to the pressures it bears on, and to explains to what extent touch is more objective than the other human sense. The second one, entitled "On pleasures", under the supervision of K. Mulligan, argues that hedonic valence –the pleasantness/unpleasantness of pleasures and affects– is a kind of value, namely a personnal value.
I worked on tactile perception, the perception of causality and the feeling of effort. I tried to defend the theses that forces are the primary and proper objects of touch, and that the experience of resistance to our will gives us a direct access to the mind-independence of the perceptual objects.
In my thesis I address the following questions :