Affectivity and affection, and their relation to emotion, cognition, and action concern several subfields of philosophy, e.g., epistemology, theory of action, and philosophy of mind.
Affection has often been contrasted with cognition and action of rational agents. However, this view has been challenged by several authors and philosophical traditions throughout the history of philosophy.
In particular, inquiries into the intentional structure of affect and affection in different philosophical traditions bring to light their constitutive role for thinking and rational agency.
The purpose of this summer module course is to bring together discussions concerning affectivity and its intentional structure in medieval philosophy and phenomenology.