Affect: Pleasure, Pain and Emotions – an interdisciplinary workshop (University of Sheffield, 5-6 June 2015)

Affect: Pleasure, Pain and Emotions – an interdisciplinary workshop Friday 5 and Saturday 6 June 2015 University of Sheffield, UK This interdisciplinary workshop will bring together philosophers, psychologists, and neuroscientists to discuss the following topics amongst others: Pleasures, pains, and emotions are affective states. Why so? What makes a throbbing pain and a feeling of Read the full article…

Pleasure, Medical Recovery, and ‘Euphoria’ (Seminar, QMUL Centre for the History of the Emotions, 26th FEBRUARY 2014)

This seminar will consider the complex relationship between pleasure, medical recovery and the word ‘euphoria’ in the history of European medicine. Prior to the late 18th century there appeared to have been an assumption that pleasure in the sick could sometimes be interpreted as a sign of medical recovery or health. The pleasure that was Read the full article…