Paola Giacomoni

Università di Trento

The emotional body: the expression of emotions in Descartes, Cureau de la Chambre, and Le Brun

2015-2016: Fall

Paola Giacomoni is Professor of the History of Philosophy at the University of Trento. She holds a degree in philosophy from the University of Bologna and collaborates with several Italian and international universities,including the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris, where she was a research fellow in 2011. Her main scientific interests concern the relationship between philosophy, science, and art, particularly in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. In 2003 and 2004 she was the scientific curator of a large exhibition which spanned art and science, about the history of landscape. More recently she has been working on the expression of emotions, starting from Descartes up to the contemporary debate. She has published numerous essays internationally, several edited books, and five monographs, including "Le forme e il vivente. Morfologia e filosofia della natura in J. W. Goethe," Naples, 1993, "Il laboratorio della natura," Milan, 2001, and "Ardore. Quattro prospettive sull’ira da Achille agli Indignados," Rome, 2014.

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