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The genevan research group on emotions, values and norms


  • The Thumos research group and The Centre for Philosophical Psychology (Antwerp) offer 4-year PhD fellowship within Bence Nanay’s, Julien Deonna’s, and Fabrice Teroni’s research project entitled “Emotion and Mental Imagery". The appointee will spend 3 years in Geneva and one year in Antwerp and will obtain a degree from both universities. More details on the application rerquirements here. More on the project here.
  • We are delighted to announce that Julien Deonna and Fabrice Teroni will be leading an SNSF project entitled "Emotion and Mental Imagery" together with Bence Nanay (University of Antwerp). The project will be running for a period of four years (2022-2026)

Forthcoming events 

The Thumos seminar, which is the main research activity of our group, takes place on Thursdays, 16h15-17h45 at Uni-Bastions (room B214). The schedule can be found here. The archives of the Thumos seminar are available here.

  • April 7th-8th 2022: Attitudinal Normativity Workshop
  • May 23rd-25th 2022: Conference in Honour of Ronald de Sousa
  • May 31st - June 2nd 2022: SoPhA Jeunes Chercheurs
  • June 22nd 2022: Symposium on 'The Philosophy of Envy'
  • June 23rd 24th 2022: Conference on Political Emotions

More information on upcoming workshops here

Recent publications

  • "The noetic feeling of confusion" by J. Vazard and C. Audrin has been published in Philosophical Psychology
  • "On the fittingness of agential evaluations" by R. Keller has been published in Philosophical Explorations.
  • "The Epistemic Role of Outlaw Emotions" by L. Silva has been published in Ergo.
  • "Evaluative theories in psychology and philosophy of emotion" by F. Teroni has been published in Mind & Language.
  • "From Habits to Compulsions: Losing Control?" by J. Vazard has been published in Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology.
  • "Which Attitudes for the Fitting Attitude Analysis of Value?" by J. Deonna & F. Teroni has been published in Theoria