The genevan research group on emotions, values and norms


Séminaire Thumos, Décembre 2023


  • We are happy to announce that the Conference Issues in the Philosophy of Memory 4 will take place from June 25-28 2024. Find the program here.
  • We are happy to announce that the Full-Day Interdisciplinary Symposium Critical Thinking: Beyond Incantatory Rhetoric will take place at the University of Geneva on June 7, 2024. Find the program here.
  • We are pleased to announce that Steve Humbert-Droz received a two-year Postdoc.Mobility grant (SNSF) for his project "Intelligence through the Eyes of Imagination".
  • We are also pleased to announce that Juliette Vazard received a one-year return grant (SNSF) for her project "Reasoning with Risk and Uncertainty".

Forthcoming events 

The Thumos Seminar, which is the main research activity of our group, takes place on Thursdays, 16h15-17h45 at UniPhilosophes (room PHIL001). The schedule can be found here. The archives of the Thumos Seminar are available here

Upcoming workshops and conferences are listed here.

Recent publications

  • "The Paradox of Tragedy, or Why (Almost) All Emotions Can Be Enjoyed", by Mathilde Cappelli & Benoit Gaultier, has been published in American Philosophical Quarterly.
  • "Samuel Lepine, La Nature des émotions. Une introduction partisane, Paris, Vrin, « Analyse et philosophie », 2023, 248 p.", by Mathilde Cappelli has been published in Revue de métaphysique et de morale.
  • "Memory Identification and its failures", by Fabrice Teroni has been published in Philosophy and the Mind Sciences.
  • "Imagining Out of Hope", by Steve Humbert-Droz & Juliette Vazard has been published in Philosophical Quarterly.
  • "Are Self-transcendent Emotions One Big Family? An Empirical Taxonomy of Positive Self-transcendent Emotion Labels", by Angela Abatista & Florian Cova, has been published in Affective Science.


Julien Deonna, website
Fabrice Teroni, website

Radu Bumbăcea, website
Emanuela Ceva, website
Florian Cova, website
Patrik Engisch, website
Steve Humbert-Droz, website
Julia Langkau, website
Jean Moritz Müller, website
Andrea Rivadullo Duró, website
André Sant'Anna, website
Rebecca Wallbank, website

PhD students
Angela Abatista, website
Agnès Baehni, website
Matthias Blondel, website
Romolo Borra
Mathilde Cappelli, website
Edgar Darrobers, website
Joffrey Fuhrer, website
Anaïs Giannuzzo, website
Roberto Keller, website
Céline Schöpfer, website


Margherita Arcangeli, website
Constant Bonard, website
Otto Bruun, website
Mary Carman, website
Elena Cagnoli Fiecconi, website
Alexandre Charrier, website
Simon-Pierre Chevarie-Cossette, website
Richard Dub, website
Santiago Echeverri, website
Fritz-Anton Fritzson, website
Kris Goffin, website
Leonardo Gomez, website
François Jaquet, website
Anita Konzelmann Ziv, website
Federico Lauria, website
Artūrs Logins, website
Clare MacCumhaill, website
Olivier Massin, website
Heidy Meriste, website
Vivian Mizrahi, website
Moritz Müller, website
Kevin Mulligan, website
Hichem Naar, website
Tristram Oliver-Skuse, webite
Michele Ombrato, website
Alain Pe-Curto, website
Graham Peebles, website
Edgar Phillips, website
Antoine Rebourg
Raffaele Rodogno, website
Laura Luz Silva, website
Emma Tieffenbach, website
Cain Todd, website
Daniel Vanello, website
Juliette Vazard, website
Jacques-Henri Vollet, website