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Humboldt-Fellowship “The Architecture of Social Sensitivity”

Elisa Magrì, Ph.D is currently an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow hosted by a.r.t.e.s. Before joining a.r.t.e.s., Elisa was a Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University College Dublin, where she taught on History of Philosophy, Phenomenology and Existentialism, and researched the concept of empathy in the phenomenological tradition. Prior to this, Elisa was awarded a Newman Fellowship for a research project on Edith Stein’s phenomenology of empathy. Elisa received her Ph.D in Philosophy from the Scuola Normale Superiore (Pisa, Italy), and was a visiting student in Heidelberg and Tübingen.

Project: “The Architecture of Social Sensitivity”

Elisa Magrì’s current project, The Architecture of Social Sensitivity, is dedicated to exploring the concept of social sensitivity in both contemporary phenomenological philosophy and philosophy of mind and emotions. Most notably, her research investigates the relation between attentiveness and dispositions as well as the role of habit in shaping socially sensitive attitudes. One of the main outputs of this project is to uncover the ethical implications of empathy with particular regard to the relation between empathy and respect.