Research projects

Here you can see the larger ongoing projects of the center.

Who Are We? Self-identity, Social Cognition, and Collective Intentionality
The project will investigate what it means to feel, think, and act as part of a we. Its guiding hypothesis is that a systematic account of the we must be embedded in a more comprehensive investigation of selfhood and social cognition.




Antagonistic Political Emotions: An Integrative Philosophical Analysis
This project will investigate what it means to experience political emotions, provide detailed analyses of specifically antagonistic political emotions, clarify their role in political identification and group formation, consider their normative functions and appropriateness conditions, and examine how they arise in face-to-face encounters, social movements, as well as online contexts.


Mapping Perceptual Presence
The project will disentangle these phenomena, and determine their structures and the relations between them. The aim of this research project is to answer the following overarching research question: What is perceptual presence, and how does it manifest or fail to manifest in a variety of pathological as well as non-pathological experiences?