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I am a philosopher working primarily on the nature and value of emotions in our moral and political lives. My research takes place at the intersections of moral psychology, feminist philosophy, philosophy of mind and emotion, epistemology and philosophy of psychology.
I am Assistant Professor at Université Laval, QC, Canada, in the Department of Political Science, where I teach courses on feminist philosophy and the philosophy and politics of emotions.
My work is often empirically informed in two distinct senses: I strive to take social reality seriously, and I engage with experimental work in the brain and behavioural sciences (my BSc Neuroscience helps me here).
I completed my PhD in Philosophy on 'The Rationality of Anger' at University College London in 2019.
To learn more about my research, teaching, wider-audience writing and outreach efforts use the tabs above.
Before taking up my position at Université Laval I was:
- Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre de Recherche en Éthique, associated with the University of Montreal and McGill University.
- Leverhulme Postdoctoral Fellow at the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences, University of Geneva, with the Thumos Research Group.
- ERC Postdoctoral Fellow with Bence Nanay's group at the Center for Philosophical Psychology, University of Antwerp.
Contact: laura.silva.13 (at) ucl.ac.uk