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4th Braga Colloquium in the History of Moral and Political Philosophy


The Politics of Emotions
Historical Insights and Contemporary Challenges

January 29-30, 2019

Venue:
University of Minho, Braga - Campus de Gualtar,
R. da Universidade, 4710-057 Braga, Portugal

Preliminary Program
4th Braga Colloquium in the History of Moral and Political Philosophy

January 29, Tuesday

8:30 – 9:30 Registration

Opening Remarks
9:30 – 9:45
João Cardoso Rosas (Dean, Instituto de Letras e Ciencias Humanas - Minho), João Ribeiro Mendes (CEPS Director),
Daniele Santoro and Giuseppe Ballacci (CEPS, Minho)
Auditorium ILCH

Parallel Sessions

9:45 – 11:15 1.A Emotions in Modern Philosophy (1/3) 1.B Cognitive and Deliberative Dimensions

David Jiménez Castaño (Salamanca): “Passions and Lauren Nuckols (Central Washington): “The politics of
politics in Thomas Hobbes”; ambivalence”;
Luca Tenneriello (Sapienza - Rome): “Making social Bruno Daniel de Brito Serra (UBI/CEPS): “The blind
consensus by emotions: Insights in the light of Thomas leading the blind: Illuminating the role of emotion in
Hobbes’s thought”; political deliberation and decision-making”;
Aaron Zubia (Columbia - New York): “Hobbes and Job Vossen (Antwerp): “Positive and Negative Emotions. A
Mandeville on the Liberal Government of the Passions” linguistic-historical perspective”

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Auditorium ILCH CEPS Seminar Room

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4th Braga Colloquium in the History of Moral and Political Philosophy

11:15 - 11:30 Coffee Break

Parallel Sessions
11:30 - 13:00 2.A Emotions in Modern Philosophy (2/3) 2.B The Normative Significance of Emotions

Aylon Cohen (Chicago): “Fraternity in 18th Century Virgil Brower (Charles Univ., Prague): “Shame, disgust &
Republicanism”; physiology of race & identity politics: Emotional
Lorenzo del Savio (LMU, Munich) : “McCormick on transformations of the public sphere in Nussbaum &
Machiavelli’s two humors and contemporary populism”; Agamben”;
Nora Timmermans (Leuven): “The public sphere, Francisco David Corrales Cordón (Girona): “Assessing
sentimentalism and natural republicanism in the French Nussbaum's arguments on fear as a political emotion”;
Revolution” Krupa Patel (Harvard): “Envy: A justified and destabilizing
response to stark international inequalities”

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Auditorium ILCH CEPS Seminar Room

13:00 – 15:00 Lunch Break

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15:00 – 17:00 3.A The Legacy of the Classics 3.B Collective Emotions and Mobilization

Gianluigi Segalerba (Vienna): “Reason and antireason in Thomás Zicman de Barros (Science Po): “Anger (colère)
Plato”; and outrage (indignation): two affects in contemporary
Hélder Telo (Coimbra): “Political care and political French demonstrations”;
emotions in Plato and Aristotle”; Abel Franco (California State): “Genuinely collective
Emo Trimçev (Greifswald): “On the agonistic political emotions?: Their reality and their political use”;
psychology of the symposium in Plato’s Laws”; Andrea Nicolini (Verona): “Radical emotions: Some moral
Ronald Weed (New Brunswick): “Aristotle on populist considerations about jouissance and effervescence”;
emotions and political conflict” Léna Silberzahn (Science Po, Paris): “Affect and agency in
environmental movements”

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Auditorium ILCH CEPS Seminar Room

17:00 – 17:15 Coffee Break

Plenary Lecture
17:15 – 18:45
Duncan Kelly (Cambridge)
“Max Weber's Political Thought and the First World War”

Auditorium ILCH

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4th Braga Colloquium in the History of Moral and Political Philosophy

January 30, Wednesday

9:30 -11:30 Parallel Sessions

4.A 20th Century Continental Theory 4.B Use and Role of Emotions in the Public Domain

Kathrin Bouvot (Vienna): “The role of the emotions in Charlie Kurth (Western Michigan): “Should politicians be
politics”; anxious?”;
José Colen and António Baião (CEPS): “Rationality, Ditte Marie Munch-Jurisic (Roskilde): “Against comfort:
tyranny and ‘Hubris’: Foucault's reading of Sophocles' Political and social implications of evading discomfort”;
Oedipus”; Maria del Pilar Sánchez Barajas (UNAM / Lisbon):
Héla Hecker (Carl von Ossietzky Univ., Oldenburg): “After fair forgiveness”;
“The relevance of emotions to politics: Re-reading Ruth Rebecca Tietjen (Vienna): “Religious zeal as a
Hannah Arendt”; theologico-political affect”
Nythamar de Oliveira (PUCRS, Porto Alegre):
“Recasting political emotions: Critical theory,
neuroscience, and social life-forms”

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Auditorium ILCH CEPS Seminar Room


11:30 – 11:45 Coffee Break

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Parallel Sessions

5.A Emotions in Modern Philosophy (3/3) 5.B Feminist Approaches to Political Emotions
11:45 – 13:15
Débora Gomes (UFRGS): “The centrality of affects in Virginia Fusco (Carlos III, Madrid): “Love talks: Notes on
Spinoza's political philosophy”; love as a political emotion in feminist theory”;
Alexandra Oprea (Chapel Hill) and Wenqing Zhao Alicia García Álvarez (Oviedo): “Emotions as tools for
(Whitman College): “Bridging the ideal and non-ideal: political subversion: an epistemic approach on feminism”;
Compassion in the writings of Mencius and Rousseau”; Laura Luz Silva (UCL, London): “Outlaw emotions: How
Marie Wuth (Aberdeen) “The power of affect: Re- philosophy of emotion neglects the political domain of
thinking political participation with Spinoza” emotions”

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13:15 – 15:00 Lunch Break

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15:00 – 17:00 6.A Rhetoric and Political Emotions 6.B Critical Approaches: Language, Media, and
Capitalism

Giovanni Damele (Univ. Nova, Lisbon): “‘Sentiments’, Elena Falletti (LIUC, Castellanza): “Character assassination
‘sophisms’ and ‘derivations’: Vilfredo Pareto as an and fake news dissemination from Marie-Antoinette to
argumentation theorist”; Facebook: What could we learn from the historical
Rob Goodman and Samuel Bagg (McGill): “Preaching experience?”;
to the choir? Persuasion, conversion, and the politics of John Pitseys (CRISP/UCL Louvain): “Emotions, Movies, and
identity”; Political Theory”;
Benedetta Romano (LMU, Munich) “Propaganda and Alba Baro Vaquero (Autonoma, Madrid) “Bandits’ stories
the ethics of emotional appeals”; and the feeling for justice. The power of narrative stories in
Mauro Serra (Salerno): “Political emotions: why we traditional popular culture against power.”
need (ancient) rhetoric” (tbc)

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Auditorium ILCH CEPS Seminar Room

Coffee Break
17:00 – 17:15
17:15 – 18:45 Plenary Lecture

Richard Bellamy (European University Institute, Florence)


“Democracy and Lying: In What Ways Does the One Induce or Reduce the Other?”
Auditorium ILCH
18.45-19.00 Concluding Remarks
20.30 Social Dinner