Stéphane Lemaire participe au workshop international "Affective states and well-being"

les 14 et 15 novembre à Clermont-Ferrand.


Although the philosophy of emotions and the philosophy of well-being have both undergone major developments in recent decades, they have rarely been addressed together.

This is surprising, since affective states are closely linked with well-being and happiness. For example, having positive emotions or being in a good mood may be necessary for well-being. But what are the exact relations between these states? In order to answer this question, this workshop aims to examine the following issues:

  • What is the nature of affective states such as emotions, moods and desires, and do they constitute a specific type of epistemic access to our well-being?
  • Are affective states discrete causes or constituents of well-being?
  • How do we distinguish between happiness and well-being? Is it possible to draw the distinction by appealing to affective states only or do we have to appeal to other psychological states as well?
  • Can we measure well-being by focusing on affective states? Are there better measures, independent of affective states?

Speakers :

  • Vincent Boyer, Université Paris 4
  • Antonin Broi, Sorbonne Université
  • Julien Claparède-Petitpierre , Université Clermont Auvergne
  • Julien Deonna, Université de Genève
  • Fabrice Teroni, Université de Genève
  • Daniel Haybron, Saint Louis University
  • Anti Kauppinen, University of Helsinki
  • Stéphane Lemaire, Université de Rennes 1
  • Samuel Lepine, Université Clermont Auvergne
  • Magalie Schor, Université de Genève
  • Christine Tappolet, Université de Montréal

Organising committee

  • Julien Deonna (University of Geneva),
  • Stéphane Lemaire (University of Rennes),
  • Samuel Lepine (UCA), 
  • abrice Teroni (University of Geneva)

Financial support

  • PHIER - University of Geneva 
  • Université de Rennes
  • I-Site Clermont CAP 20-25 (Challenge 3)
  • La Chaire de Philosophie à l’Hopital

Attendance is free and all are welcome.


Thursday November, 14th

  • 9H15-9H30: Welcome address
  • 9H30-10H30: Daniel Haybron: "Happiness and the Metaphysics of Affect"
  • 10H30-11H30: Julien Deonna & Fabrice Teroni: “What’s Good In Emotions for Those Who Have Them?”
  • 11H15-14H: Lunch Break
  • 14H-15H: Mauro Rossi & Christine Tappolet: “Wellbeing as fitting happiness”
  • 15H-16H: Samuel Lepine: “Moods, happiness, and well-being”
  • 16H-16H30: Pause
  • 16H30-17H30: Vincent Boyer: “Justice, Emotion and Well-Being”

Friday November, 15th

  • 9H30-10H30: Anti Kauppinen : “The Intentionality of happiness”
  • 10H30-11H30: Magalie Schor: “A New Route Towards the Final Value of Emotions for Well-Being”
  • 11H15-14H: Lunch Break
  • 14H-15H: Magalie Schor: “A New Route Towards the Final Value of Emotions for Well-Being”
  • 15H-16H: Antonin Broi: “How Do Affective States Contribute to Well-Being? A Hedonistic Perspective”
  • 16H-16H30: Pause
  • 16H30-17H30: Julien Claparède-Petitpierre : “The cultural settings of individual affectivity : integration and well-being”