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SHARE: Shared Emotions, Group Membership, and Empathy

What is the relation between empathy, our ability to experience and understand others, and emotional sharing? How do shared emotions and group membership affect or bias empathy? And can groups collectively perform, or be targets of, empathy? As the first multi-level approach to the topic, SHARE will address this set of questions in relation to one another. It will integrate hitherto unrelated philosophical traditions, research strands and methods, notably phenomenology and social ontology, as well as social cognition research and social neuropsychology.

The two-year Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (May 2016 - April 2018) is funded by the European Commission Horizon-2020 Research Innovation Framework Programme (SHARE-655067).

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Postdoc Thomas Szanto