Philosophy of Mind
I work at the intersection of philosophy of emotion, epistemology, and cognitive science. My dissertation, entitled , was part of the on negative emotions led by Julien Deonna and Fabrice Teroni. In this dissertation, I explore the relation between the epistemic attitude of doubt and the emotion of anxiety, and I propose a model of the affective architecture of doubt inspired in part by research in psychiatry on the persistent and recurring doubt of patients with Obsessive-compulsive disorder. My current project is entitled "How we feel the future: hope, anxiety, and hypothetical thinking" and concerns the emotion-cognition interactions at play in the way we engage with future possibilities and apprehend their value for us. It is financed by a solo "Postdoc Mobility" grant from the Swiss National Funds for Research.
Vazard, J. (2021). From Habits to Compulsions: Losing Control?. Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology, 28(2), 163-171