The genevan research group on emotions, values and norms



  • We are glad to announce that Mathilde Cappelli will be joining Thumos as a PhD student. She will be part of the SNSF project 'Emotion and Mental Imagery' led by Julien Deonna, Bence Nanay, and Fabrice Teroni.

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

Next forthcoming event:

We are excited to announce that the Conference in Honor of Ronald de Sousa will be taking place on the 23rd and 24th of May, followed by a related Graduate Day on the 25th. Find the programme here.

Following forthcoming events:

  • May 31st - June 2nd 2022: SoPhA Jeunes Chercheurs
  • June 22nd 2022: Symposium on 'The Philosophy of Envy'
  • June 23rd - 24th 2022: The Political Role of Moral Emotions

More information on upcoming workshops and their venues here

Recent publications

  • "On being angry at oneself" by L. Silva has been published in Ratio
  • "De gustibus est disputandum" by C. Bonard, F. Cova, & S. Humbert-Droz, has been published in (J. Wyatt, J. Zakkou, & D. Zeman Eds.) Perspectives on Taste, Routledge
  • The introducion to the special issue of the Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale on the value of the emotions, edited by J. Deonna and F. Teroni, has been published in Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale
  • "Pourquoi il est bon de vivre certaines émotions dites négatives" by M. Cappelli has been published in Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale
  • "Affective Sensibilities and Meliorative Value" by R. Keller & M. D. Ombrato has been published in Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale
  • "Emotions and Their Correctness Conditions: A Defense of Attitudinalism" by J. Deonna and F. Teroni has been published in Erkenntnis.



Julien Deonna, website
Fabrice Teroni, website

Emanuela Ceva, website
Florian Cova, website
Patrik Engisch, website
Julia Langkau, website
Laura Luz Silva, website
Juliette Vazard, website

PhD students
Angela Abatista, website
Agnès Baehni, website
Joffrey Fuhrer, website
Steve Humbert-Droz, website
Roberto Keller, website
Michele Ombrato, website
Antoine Rebourg, website


Margherita Arcangeli, website
Constant Bonard, website
Otto Bruun, website
Mary Carman, website
Elena Cagnoli Fiecconi, website
Alexandre Charrier, 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
Alain Pe-Curto, website
Graham Peebles, website
Edgar Phillips, website
Raffaele Rodogno, website
Emma Tieffenbach, website
Cain Todd, website
Daniel Vanello, website
Jacques-Henri Vollet, website