OMAHA – What are emotions and do they have a common core? Why can dogs feel jealousy, but not envy? What is the nature of hope? Why do we empathize with flawed characters like Walter White from “Breaking Bad” or Don Draper from “Mad Men”?
These questions, and more, will be the focus of a special two-day forum on the philosophy of emotion being held on the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) campus Friday, April 21, and Saturday, April 22, in the Milo Bail Student Center’s Chancellor’s Room.
The event, which is free and open to the public, is hosted by the UNO Department of Philosophy and will feature 10 unique presentations on a wide range of issues dealing with philosophical questions ranging from how we understand the concept of hope to whether any emotion can be universally experienced.
Broken into two sections, “Emotions in General” on April 21 and “Emotions in Particular” on April 22, each day will begin at 9 a.m. and run through 5 p.m. with a lunch break between 11:35 and 1 p.m.
Presentations will come from graduate students and faculty members from universities including California State University – Fullerton, University of Central Oklahoma, Cornell University, University of Michigan, State University of New York – Albany, The Ohio State University and Washington University in St. Louis.
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