I graduated from the department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh in 2005. I am currently Professor of Philosophy in the Philosophy Department at Georgia State University. I work primarily in philosophy of mind. I am also a member of the Neuroscience Institute (NI), and I chair the Interdisciplinary Committee of the NI. Finally, I am the editor of the Emotion Researcher, ISRE's Sourcebook for Research on Emotion and Affect. The Emotion Researcher aims to become the premiere web-based, open-access, interdisciplinary and multi-media reference work for research on emotions, studied from the vantage point of humanities and affective sciences alike.
You can reach me at ascarantino (at) gsu (dot) edu.
My current research focuses on three main areas:
I also help organizing the Neurophilosophy Forum, which gathers a group of faculty and students who meet to discuss issues at the intersection of philosophy, neuroscience, and cognitive psychology.
I will be in Germany for a semester starting January 2015 as a Humboldt Fellow (but I will continue directing MA theses at GSU from afar for interested students). Here are some forthcoming talks this semester:
I was awarded a Philosophy and Science of Self-Control grant in 2015, funded by Templeton and administered from Florida State University (Al Mele is the principal administrator of the project). I will spend the Spring of 2016 trying to understand the specific roles emotions play in self-control.
Current Issue of Emotion Researcher (click to access):