Anita Konzelmann Ziv, Dr. phil.

Portrait Anita Konzelmann


University of Geneva, Switzerland:
1994-98: Studies in Philosophy and German Language and Literature.
1998: Lic.ès lettres (MA) in Philosophy, MA Thesis: L'intentionnalité collective – Prolégomènes à une psychologie éthique, Prof. Kevin Mulligan.
1998-99: Diplôme d'Etudes Supérieures in Philosophy, Diploma Thesis: 'Zuversicht' - Subjektive Wahrscheinlichkeit in Bolzanos Urteilstheorie, Prof. Kevin Mulligan.
1999-2005: Doctorate in Philosophy, docteure ès lettres, Doctoral Thesis: "Zur Rolle von Kräften und Wahrscheinlichkeit in Bolzanos Erkenntnislehre", Prof. Kevin Mulligan.

University of Basel, Switzerland:
2006-dato: Research Fellow/Lecturer, SNSF Research Project Collective Intentionality – Phenomenological Perspectives.

Academic Interests:

Philosophy of Mind, Epistemology, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics;
Empiricism, Bernard Bolzano, Analytic Phenomenology;
Intentionality, Certainty, Epistemic feeling, Collectivity and individual mind



Grantholder of Excellence UNIGE 2010 - awarded by the University of Geneva


Talks and Presentations


-      Bolzanian Knowledge: Infallibility, Virtue and Foundational Truth, Workshop 29.09.2009, VU University Amsterdam.

·       Epistemic Feeling, Knowledge and Communal Ethics, 9th ESA Conference, Lisbon, 02.-05.09.2009

·       'We-emotion' – the promise and problem of a conception, SOPHA Conference, Geneva, 02.-05.09.2009.

·       Collective Moral Feelings, ISRE Konferenz, Leuven, 06.-08.08.2009.

·       Truth Feeling: Individual and Shared, Workshop 'Epistemic Emotions', University of Geneva, 14.07.09.

·       'Wir'-Gefühl – Problem und Versprechen eines Begriffs, Workshop: 'Die Phänomenologie geteilten Fühlens: Max Scheler und Hermann Schmitz', University of Basel, 5.-6. 05. 2009.


·        Collective Forgiveness and Normative Enactment, Workshop, University of Helsinki, Finland, 5 December 2008 (invited talk).

·        Collective Epistemic Virtue, International workshop: 'Collective Epistemology', University of Basel, Switzerland, 3-5 October 2008 (invited talk).

·        A 'Feeling for Truth' – What is Epistemic Feeling? SIFA 2008 Conference, 'Ontology, Mind and Language', University of Bergamo, Italy, 25-27 September 2008.

·       The Semantics of Shared Emotions, Workshop: 'Language and Emotion', University of Granada, Spain, 22-23 September 2008.

·       Naturalized Rationality – A Glance at Bolzano's Philosophy of Mind, International conference: '200 Years of Analytic Philosophy', University of Riga, Latvia, 28-30 August 2008.

·        Collective Forgiveness and Normative Enactment, European conference for Analytic Philosophy (ECAP VI), University of Krakow, Poland, 21-26 August 2008.

·        Shared Feeling and Affective Contagion, International conference: 'Collective Intentionality VI', University of California, Berkeley USA, 08-12 July 2008.

·        Affective Contagion – Synchronic and Diachronic Dimensions of Sharing Values, Workshop: 'Shared Ends', University of Manchester, England, 13.05.08 (invited talk).

·        Collective Epistemic Virtue and the Spice of Vice, International conference: 'Epistemic Agency', University of Geneva, Switzerland, 25-26 April 2008.


·        Epistemic Feeling - Truth-Conduciveness and Shared Intentionality, 15th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Philosophy and Psychology, University of Geneva, Switzerland, July 9-12, 2007.
·        The Role of Affectivity and Intersubjectivity in Bolzano's Conception of Science, International conference: The Classical Model of Science - The Axiomatic Method, the Order of Concepts and the Hierarchy of Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, January 10-13, 2007.

·        Collective Emotions – Guilt and Regret, CollInt V, 5th International Conference on Collective Intentionality, 31 August – 2 September, Helsinki.

·        The Moral Dimension of Collective Shame and Guilt, Colloquium: Emotions and Rationality in Moral Philosophy, 27-29 October 2005, Universities of Berne and Neuchâtel, Switzerland.
·        "Naked Ideas" – Bolzano's Epistemic Approach to an Ontological Fact, ECAP, 5th European Congress for Analytic Philosophy, 27 August - 3 September 2005, Lisbon.
·        L'intentionnalité collective – les enjeux d'une notion philosophique, Interdisciplinary Colloquium "Les collectifs politiques", 14 – 15 April, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

·        At the Limit of Relations: Powers, Summer School "Abstract Entities", University of Geneva, Summer Term 2004.

·        Collective Intentionality - the Nostrological Self, ECAP, 4th European Congress for Analytic Philosophy, 14 -18 June 2002, Lund, Sweden.

2001·        Intuitionismus oder Empirismus? David Stoves Bolzano-Kritik, International Bolzano Workshop, 30 September – 2 October 2001, University of Geneva.


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