Dr Laura Candiotto

Marie Curie Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Laura Candiotto is Marie Curie Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh where she is carrying on the EU-funded project “Emotions First. Feeling Reasons: the role of emotions in reasoning” (www.emotionsfirst.org). Before coming to Edinburgh she was Postdoctoral Fellow in Theoretical Philosophy at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. She works in the field of philosophy of emotions, merging her interests in the history of philosophy (mainly Ancient Philosophy) with contemporary issues arising from social epistemology and the cognitive sciences. In particular, her research deals with the 4E cognition and the epistemic role of emotions in group knowledge. Since more than ten years she is engaged in the promotions of critical dialogue and other philosophical practices in educative settings and, thus, another venue of her research deals with the epistemic aims of education.