Carme Isern-Mas

carme.isern@uib.cat
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Research interests: 

Moral emotions – Morality – Intersubjectivity – Second Person Standpoint 

PhD Thesis:

I am interested in the psychology and evolution of morality. Departing from an evolutionary framework, my PhD thesis examines where the normativity of morality comes from, and defends that moral emotions are a source of moral normativity due to their intersubjective structure. To account for this, I follow Darwall’s theory of the second person perspective. I try to provide a naturalized version of it by backing it up with empirical evidence from developmental and comparative psychology, as well as experimental and moral philosophy.

Grants and awards:

2017: FPU Mobility Grant. Short-term stay at University of Antwerp. Mentor: Dr. Katrien Schaubroeck

2015: FPU Pre-doctoral Fellow. Supervisor: Dr. Antoni Gomila

2014: Santander-UIB Award to the best master students

2013: Academic Excellence Award in Bachelor of Philosophy

Publications:

Maye, A., Isern-Mas, C., Barone, P., & Michael, J. A. (2017). Sensorimotor accounts of joint attention. Scholarpedia, 12(2):42361. http://dx.doi.org/10.4249/scholarpedia.42361 

Isern-Mas, C. & Gomila, A. (2015). An Attempt to Understand the Relation Between Emotional Contagion and Motor Mimicry. Proceedings of the 8SLMFCE.

Isern-Mas, C. & Barone, P. (2015). La importancia de la mirada social en la comprensión de la mente ajena. X Boletín de Estudios de Filosofía y Cultura Manuel Mindán.

Talks

Isern-Mas, C. & Schaubroeck, K. (2017). Why Does Morality Bind Us? The Role of Care in Moral Motivation. OZSW Conference, Doorn (The Netherlands)

Isern-Mas, C. & Gomila, A. (2017). Love can ground Morality. Second Antwerp Summer School in Philosophy and Society: The Right to be Loved, Antwerp (Belgium)

Isern-Mas, C. (2017).The Scope of the Moral Community. Discussant at the 12th Nomos Meeting: Symposium on Stephen Darwall’s Second Personal Approach to Morality, Palma (Spain)

Isern-Mas, C. & Gomila, A. (2016). Looking Into the Sense of Justice. WS on Experimental Philosophy: Methods and New Directions, Berlin (Germany)

Isern-Mas, C. & Gomila, A (2016). Why Does Empathy Matter for Morality? ESPP Conference, Saint Andrews (Scotland).

Isern-Mas, C. & Gomila, A. (2016). Discussing Whether Empathy is Necessary for Morality. CERE Conference, Leiden (The Netherlands).

Isern-Mas, C. & Gomila, A. (2016). Discussing Whether Empathy is Necessary for Morality. EPSSE Conference, Athens (Greece).

Isern-Mas, C. (2015). PhD Project: Grounding Morals in Intersubjectivity. Moral Emotions. OZSW Summer School 2015: Emotions and Moral Agency, Rotterdam (The Netherlands).

Isern-Mas, C. & Gomila, A. (2015). Making Sense of Emotional Contagion. ESPP Conference, Tartu (Estonia).

Isern-Mas, C. & Gomila, A. (2015). An Attempt to Understand the Relation Between Emotional Contagion and Motor Mimicry. VIII Conference of the Spanish Society for Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, Barcelona (Spain).

Barone, P. & Isern-Mas, C. (2014). Comment on Hutto’s paper: “Radical Enactivism: Why Keep It All In”. Discussant at the III Workshop Agency, Rationality and Normativity, Madrid (Spain).

Isern-Mas, C. & Barone, P. (2014). La importancia de la mirada social para la comprensión de la mente ajena. Workshop: Mind and Cognition, Current Perspectives, Aragón (Spain).

Human Evolution and Cognition Research Group