Changing Repertoires of Emotion: A Theory of Affective Relationality and Transformativity
The project seeks to broaden the received understanding of emotions and affectivity within philosophy. In a first step, a concept of affective relationality will be developed as a theoretical alternative to the still widespread assumption of individualism in the philosophy of emotion. As a second step, the project will address a central theme of the overall research center from both a philosophical and an interdisciplinary perspective, namely the question of the transformation of established repertoires of emotion: How does change come about within socio-culturally entrenched ways of feeling and engrained patterns of affective interaction? With this agenda, the project contributes substantively to the conceptual and theoretical core of the research center.