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Professor Giovanna Colombetti



The Feeling Body: Affective Science Meets the Enactive Mind, Cambridge, MA, MIT Press, 2014.

(co-edited with Evan Thompson) Emotion Experience, Journal of Consciousness Studies 12 (8-10), 2005.


with Kuppens P, Valence, arousal, and their relation: clarifying come conceptual confusions, in Routledge Handbook of Emotion Theory, Routledge, 2018

with Rappert B, Coopmans, Meditations on silence: The (non-)conveying of the experiential in scientific accounts of Buddhist meditation, in Mellor F, Webster S (eds) Silences of Science. Gaps and Pauses in the Communication of Science, Oxon: Routledge, 2017, 193-217

Enacting affectivity, in De Bruin L, Newen A, Gallagher S (eds) The Oxford Handbook of 4E Cognition, Oxford University Press, 2016

Affective Incorporation, in Simmons JA, Hackett JE (eds) Phenomenology for the Twenty-First Century, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, 231-248

Was Sprache mit Gefuhlen macht, in Räuchle V, Römer M (eds) Gefühle Sprechen: Emotionen an den Anfängen und Grenzen der Sprache, Würzburg: Königshausen und Neumann, 2014, 43-66

with Stephan A, Affektwissenschaft (affective science), in Stephan A, Walter S (eds) Handbuch Kognitionswissenschaft, Stuttgart/Weimar: J.B. Metzler, 2013, 501-510

Psychopathology and the enactive mind, in Fulford KWM, Davies M, Graham G, Sadler JZ, Stanghellini G, Gipps RGT, Thornton T (eds) The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013, 1083-1102

Enaction, sense-making and emotion, in Stewart J, Gapenne O, Paolo ED (eds) Enaction: Toward a New Paradigm for Cognitive Science., Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 2010, 145-164

with Thompson E, The feeling body: towards an enactive approach to emotion., in Overton WF, Muller U, Newman JL (eds) Developmental Perspectives on Embodiment and Consciousness, New York: Lawrence Erlbaum Ass., 2008, 45-68


The embodied and situated nature of moods, Philosophia, 2017

Emozioni come sistemi dinamici, Sistemi Intelligenti: rivista quadrimestrale di scienze cognitive e di intelligenza artificiale, vol. XXIX, no. 1, 2017, 1-26

Enactive affectivity, extended, Topoi: an International Review of Philosophy, 2015

with Roberts T, Extending the Extended Mind: The Case for Extended Affectivity, Philosophical Studies: an international journal for philosophy in the analytic tradition, vol. 172, no. 5, 2015, 1243-1263

with Krueger J, Scaffoldings of the affective mind, Philosophical Psychology, vol. 28, no. 8, 2015, 1157-1176

Some Ideas for the Integration of Neurophenomenology and Affective Neuroscience, Constructivist Foundations, vol. 8, no. 3, 2013, 288-297

with Ratcliffe M, Bodily feeling in depersonalisation: a phenomenological account, Emotion Review, vol. 4, no. 2, 2012, 145-150

Varieties of pre-reflective self-awareness: foreground and background bodily feelings in emotion experience, Inquiry, vol. 54, no. 3, 2011, 293-313

Reply to Barrett, Gendron and Huang, Philosophical Psychology, vol. 22, no. 4, 2009, 439-442

From affect programs to dynamical discrete emotions, Philosophical Psychology, vol. 22, no. 4, 2009, 407-425

What language does to feelings, Journal of Consciousness Studies, vol. 16, no. 9, 2009, 4-26

with S Torrance, Emotion and ethics: an inter-(en)active approach, Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, vol. 8, no. 4, 2009, 505-526

The Somatic Marker Hypotheses, and What the Iowa Gambling Task Does and Does not Show, The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, vol. 59, no. 1, 2008, 51-71

ll corpo ed il vissuto affettivo: verso un approccio "enattivo" allo studio delle emozioni., Rivista di Estetica, vol. 37, 2008, 77-96

Enactive appraisal, Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, vol. 6, 2007, 527-546

with Thompson E, Enacting emotional interpretations with feeling, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, vol. 28, no. 02, 2005

Appraising valence, JOURNAL OF CONSCIOUSNESS STUDIES, vol. 12, no. 8-10, 2005, 103-126

Complexity as a new framework for emotion theory, Philosophy of Science and Logic, vol. 1, 2003

with Rappert B, Coopmans K, What is absent from contemplative neuroscience? Rethinking limits within the study of consciousness, experience, and meditation, Journal of Consciousness Studies


World in a bag. Review of Jean-Claude Kaufmann's 'Le Sac: Un petit monde d'amour', The Berlin Reveiw of Books, 2015

with Trigg D, Ravn S, Review of Body Memory, Memory Studies, vol. 3, no. 7, 2014, 393-400

Review of The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Emotion, Journal of Consciousness Studies, vol. 17, no. 5-6, 2010, 232-238

Rapid communications

Why call bodily sense making "languaging"?, Frontiers in Psychology, no. 5, 2014