Giovanna Colombetti's publications


Colombetti G (in embryo). The Affective Power of Things: From Situated Cognition to Situated Affectivity.

Colombetti G (2014). The Feeling Body: Affective Science Meets the Enactive Mind, MIT Press.

Edited works:

Colombetti G, Krueger J, Roberts T (Eds) (2016). Affectivity Beyond the Skin. A Frontiers Research Topics issue. Editorial.

Colombetti G, Thompson E (Eds) (2005). Emotion Experience. A special triple issue of the Journal of Consciousness Studies, 12(8-10).

Peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, by year:


Colombetti G, Kuppens P (forthcoming). Valence, arousal, and their relation: Clarifying some conceptual confusions. In A. Scarantino (Ed) Routledge Handbook of Emotion Theory. Routledge.


Colombetti G, Harrison NA (2019). From physiology to experience: Enriching existing conceptions of “arousal” in affective science. In H De Preester, M Tsakiris (Eds.) The Interoceptive Basis of the Mind. Oxford University Press, pp. 245-258.

Colombetti G, Zavala E (2019). Are emotional states based in the brain? A critique of affective brainocentrism from a physiological perspective. Biology and Philosophy 34 (45).


Colombetti G (2018). Review of Being Brains: Making the Cerebral Subject (by F Ortega and F Vidal). History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, 40, pp. 47-

Colombetti G (2018). Enacting affectivity. In De Bruin L, Newen A, Gallagher S (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of 4E Cognition. Oxford University Press, pp. 571-588.

Krueger J, Colombetti G (2018). Affective affordances and psychopathology. Discipline Filosofiche, 28(2), pp. 221-246. (Special issue edited by Anna Bortolan and Alessandro Salice, on affective experience and psychopathology).


Colombetti G (2017). Emozioni come sistemi dinamici. Sistemi Intelligenti: rivista quadrimestrale di scienze cognitive e di intelligenza artificiale, 29(1), pp. 1-26.

Colombetti G (2017). The embodied and situated nature of moods. Philosophia, 45(4), pp. 1437-1451.

Colombetti G (2017). Enactive affectivity, extended. Topoi, 36(3), pp. 445-455.

Rappert B, Colombetti G, Coopmans C (2017). What is absent from contemplative neuroscience? Rethinking limits within the study of consciousness, experience, and meditation. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 24(5-6), pp. 199-255.

Rappert B, Coopmans C, Colombetti G (2017). Meditations on silence: The (non-)conveying of the experiential in scientific accounts of Buddhist meditation. In Mellor F, Webster S (Eds.) Silences of Science. Gaps and Pauses in the Communication of Science, Routledge, pp. 193-217.


Colombetti G (2016). Affective incorporation. In Simmons JA, Hackett JE (Eds.) Phenomenology for the Twenty-First Century. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 231-248.


Colombetti G (2015). World in a bag. Review of Jean-Claude Kaufmann's 'Le Sac: Un petit monde d'amour'. The Berlin Review of Books.

Colombetti G, Krueger J (2015). Scaffoldings of the affective mind. Philosophical Psychology, 28(8), pp. 1157-1176.

Colombetti G, Roberts T (2015). Extending the extended mind: The case for extended affectivity. Philosophical Studies, 172(5), pp. 1243-1263.


Colombetti G (2014). Was Sprache mit Gefühlen macht. In Räuchle V, Römer M (Eds.) Gefühle Sprechen: Emotionen an den Anfängen und Grenzen der Sprache. Königshausen und Neumann, pp. 43-66.

Colombetti G (2014). Why call bodily sense making "languaging"? Frontiers in Psychology, 5.

Colombetti G, Trigg D, Ravn S (2014). Review of Body Memory. Memory Studies, 3(7), pp. 393-400.


Colombetti G (2013). Psychopathology and the enactive mind. In Fulford KWM, Davies M, Graham G, Sadler JZ, Stanghellini G, Gipps RGT, Thornton T (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry, Oxford University Press, pp. 1083-1102.

Colombetti G (2013). Some ideas for the integration of neurophenomenology and affective neuroscience. Constructivist Foundations, 8(3), pp. 288-297.

Colombetti G, Stephan A (2013). Affektwissenschaft (affective science). In Stephan A, Walter S (Eds.) Handbuch Kognitionswissenschaft. B. Metzler, pp. 501-510.


Colombetti G, Ratcliffe M (2012). Bodily feeling in depersonalisation: A phenomenological account. Emotion Review, 4(2), pp. 145-150.


Colombetti G (2011). Varieties of pre-reflective self-awareness: Foreground and background bodily feelings in emotion experience. Inquiry, 54(3), pp. 293-313.


Colombetti G (2010). Enaction, sense-making and emotion. In Stewart J, Gapenne O, Paolo ED (Eds.) Enaction: Toward a New Paradigm for Cognitive Science. MIT Press, pp. 145-164.

Colombetti G (2010). Review of the Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Emotion. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 17(5-6), pp. 232-238.


Colombetti G (2009). From affect programs to dynamical discrete emotions. Philosophical Psychology, 22(4), pp. 407-425.

Colombetti G (2009). Reply to Barrett, Gendron and Huang. Philosophical Psychology, 22(4), pp. 439-442.

Colombetti G (2009). What language does to feelings. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 16(9), pp. 4-26.

Colombetti G, Torrance, S (2009). Emotion and ethics: An inter-(en)active approach. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 8(4), pp. 505-526.


Colombetti G (2008). The Somatic Marker Hypotheses, and what the Iowa Gambling Task does and does not show. The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 59(1), pp. 51-71.

Colombetti G (2008). ll corpo ed il vissuto affettivo: verso un approccio "enattivo" allo studio delle emozioni. Rivista di Estetica, 37, pp. 77-96.

Colombetti G, Thompson E (2008). The feeling body: Toward an enactive approach to emotion. In Overton WF, Muller U, Newman JL (Eds.) Developmental Perspectives on Embodiment and Consciousness. Lawrence Erlbaum, pp. 45-68.


Colombetti G (2007). Enactive appraisal. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 6, pp. 527-546.


Colombetti G (2005). Appraising valence. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 12(8-10), pp. 103-126.

Colombetti G, Thompson E (2005). Enacting emotional interpretations with feeling. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 28(02), pp. 200-201.


Colombetti G (2003). Complexity as a new framework for emotion theory. Philosophy of Science and Logic, 1