Professor of Philosophy John Pauley’s paper, Categorical Emotions and Diminished Agency, was accepted for presentation at the International Journal of Arts and Sciences Conference for Social Science and Humanities, in the Multidisciplinary track. The conference will be held at Harvard University from May 23-27, 2016.
Pauley’s submission was subject to a double-blind review process and will be considered for publication after presentation. His essay works with philosophy, literature and psychology in order to analyze cases where certain emotions and related dispositional states damage agency and responsibility.
“This is a top conference for multi-disciplinary studies and I have been aiming for it for some time,” Pauley said. “I just did not have the right paper but now I do and I am very happy that it was accepted.”
The International Journal of Arts and Sciences hosts interdisciplinary conferences annually which attract scholars and researchers from colleges and universities all over the world.
“It’s important for students to see their professors pushing themselves to achieve their own goals,” Pauley said. “We’re always encouraging them to reach their potential and there’s no better way to support that than by doing it yourself.”