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The Others in Me: the Impact of Others on Self-Conscious Emotions and Self-Understanding

Projektbeschreibung

Eine Erklärung für die Wahrnehmung unseres Seins

Das Bewusstsein des Selbst und Geselligkeit sind zwei grundlegende Dimensionen, die der Wahrnehmung des eigenen Seins zugrunde liegen. Selbstbewusstsein bezieht sich darauf, wie wir uns selbst wahrnehmen, und Geselligkeit bezieht sich darauf, wie wir andere wahrnehmen. Wie beides zusammenhängt, wird mit psychologischen Ansätzen erforscht, die auf verschiedenen, damit verbundenen Emotionen beruhen, wie zum Beispiel Eifersucht oder Verlegenheit. Aus philosophischer Sicht bleibt jedoch noch eine Definitionslücke bei der Frage, wie Menschen sich zu sich selbst und zu anderen in Beziehung setzen. Das EU-finanzierte Projekt The Others in Me wird im Rahmen eines Einzelstipendiums durchgeführt und kombiniert Fachwissen aus den Bereichen Emotionsphilosphie, Moralpsychologie und Sozialontologie, um hetero-induzierte (d. h. durch andere bedingte) selbstbewertende Emotionen und den Einfluss von Geselligkeit auf das Selbstverständnis zu erforschen.

Ziel

"This research action at University College Cork (UCC) aims at shedding light on the intersection of 2 central human capacities: self-consciousness and sociality. The first concerns how humans relate to themselves, the second, how they relate to others. The overarching question that this project investigates, from a philosophical perspective, is how these seemingly distinct capacities are related to each other, given what is known in psychology. To answer it, the project focuses on a class of emotions that epitomize the intersection of these capacities: self-conscious emotions induced by others (""hetero-induced""). These emotions offer key insights into what it means for persons to be social, since in them we feel that others impact who we are. The project is divided in 2 parts, devoted, respectively, to how self-consciousness shapes sociality and how sociality shapes self-consciousness.
This action has the following objectives. PART 1: Primary objective: to clarify what our capacity to experience such emotions reveals about the social nature of persons. Secondary objectives: to clarify the differences of ""depth"" among such emotions, their impact on behaviour and evolutionary relevance. PART 2: Primary objective: to illuminate the kind of self-understanding afforded by hetero-induced self-conscious emotions. Secondary objectives: to establish which dimension of the self is at stake in such emotions, which sort of insights we can gain through them and how relevant and reliable are these insights.
This action combines my expertise in the philosophy of emotion with the expertise of my host environment at UCC in social ontology and moral psychology. The work programme includes dissemination and communication activities such as journal articles and an international workshop linked to a collective volume. The research and training at UCC will enable me to restart and enhance my career by adding a secondary specialization in social ontology, greatly fostering my prospects."

Koordinator

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Netto-EU-Beitrag
€ 196 590,72
Adresse
WESTERN ROAD
T12 YN60 Cork
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Region
Ireland Southern South-East
Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 196 590,72