Talk Prof. Laurence Kaufmann (lecture series)

Talk Prof. Laurence Kaufmann (lecture series)

29.06.2021 12:15 – 13:15

Prof. Laurence Kaufmann
Faculty of Social and Political Science, University of Lausanne

«These emotions to which we are attached. At the crossroads of social sciences and political phenomenology»

After unfolding the different ways in which emotions can be said to be social, this presentation will pinpoint in which ways and at which level those social emotions can be deemed collective. Collective emotions have a self-referential component: they involve the feeling, the knowledge or the belief of their sharedness, actual or potential. This feeling of sharedness is particularly important in situations where a group of individuals face a public event, be it unexpected (earthquake, terrorist attack, flash mob) or ritual (religious, political or cultural). Collective emotions, indeed, suppose and call for the existence of a collective « subject » – a subject whose features differ, however, as a function of the kind of emotions at stake. As will be argued in guise of conclusion, collectives called for by emotions of indignation, for instance, are not the same as those called for by disgust, fear or resentment.


Bâtiment: Campus Biotech

Room H8.01 D



Via Zoom:
Meeting ID: 999 6094 0269
Passcode: 430722
Host key: 140537

Organisé par

Centre interfacultaire en sciences affectives (CISA)


Laurence Kaufmann, Faculty of Social and Political Science, University of Lausanne

entrée libre


Catégorie: Séminaire

Mots clés: CISA, Emotions, Political Science

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