Dissemination and Public Engagement

From June to October 2016 I travelled a lot in order to disseminate the results of my research. I met many people around the world that are working hardly in the field, and it was a great experience. Below you can see some pictures and videos and heard some records. The publication of the articles are forthcoming in many international venues.

About the dissemination for the civil society, I have a peculiar interest in the valorization of the practice of philosophy for different groups of interest. In the past I organised conferences and workshops on many topics, as genocide, violence against women and the right to philosophy, and designed and developed trainings for local CBOs. In the last 3 years my activities for the civil society were dedicated to the emotional intelligence for the caregivers, through a project established among the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, the Board of the Medical Surgeons of Venice and a local CBO (Libera Associazione di Idee).

Regarding the project “Emotions First. Feeling reasons: the role of emotions in reasoning” I firmly believe that some of the expected results of the project would have a significant impact for society, in particular how to use emotions for thinking rationally and how to benefit from thinking through the feelings. I led some workshops as outreach activities in March and April 2017.

Outreach activities for the civil society:

A light for All – When Education Becomes Possible, University Chaplaincy Centre, 1 Bristo Square, Edinburgh, 25th October 2017 Program.


Dissemination materials: poster (A3), poster (A4), postcard .

The reasoner: my interview in the special issue dedicated to the Eidyn Centre.

Laura Candiotto positive Affectivity
Talk at The Hague’s Conference on Collective Intentionality, 30 August 2016.

Talk at IPS Brasilia – August 2016.

Talk at the Annual Meeting of the 24th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Philosophy and Psychology, University of St. Andrews, 10-13 August 2016
Talk at the Eidyn Workshop  “The Epistemic Aims of Education”, University of Edinburgh, 5th October 2016
Laura Candiotto, Luigi Vero Tarca, Linguaggi dell'assoluto image
Talk at the Conference “The languages of the Absolute”, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, 17-19 October 2016
Laura Candiotto - NYU
Talk at the Ranieri Colloquium “Classics and Cognitive Theory”, New York University, 27-28 October 2016


Talk at the International Day for the Elimination of the Violence Against the Womes, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, 25 November 2016
Talk at the International Day for the Elimination of the Violence Against the Womes, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, 25 November 2016
Emotions for Learning, Workshops for P7 Students realized in partnership with the widening participation program at the University of Edinburg, March 2017.
Talk at the “Socially Extended Emotions. Ontological and Epistemological Considerations”, Free University Berlin, 12th May 2017
Talk at Fudan University, Shanghai, “Emotions, Value, and Knowledge”, September 2017
Talk at Fudan University, Shanghai, “Emotions, Value, and Knowledge”, September 2017
Emanuele Severino and Laura Candiotto
University of Brescia, 3 March 2018