Institut Jean Nicod

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PhD candidate in Philosophy at Syracuse University, New York. 

My areas of research are value theory, moral psychology and consciousness studies, but I am also interested in aesthetics, environmental ethics and action theory. In my dissertation, I discuss the phenomenology, metaphysics and ethics of pleasure and pain. I focus on their non-sensory varieties : emotional, aesthetic and epistemic pleasure and pain. I argue that in order to do justice to the phenomenology of pleasure and pain we need to admit of non-sensory modalities of experience. A hedonic tone view of the nature of pleasure and pain becomes highly plausible. I finally consider how this view responds to fundamental challenges for hedonism about well-being : alienation, self-abasement and self-deception.


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Invited from Nov 20th to Dec 20th, 2018