Author G. Colombetti
Giovanna Colombetti
is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the Department of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology of the University of Exeter (UK). She works on the philosophy of embodied and enactive cognition, as well as on emotion and affective science. She is currently Principal Investigator for a project titled “Emoting the Embodied Mind,” funded by the European Research Council. She is the author of several papers and chapters on emotion and embodiment, co-editor (with Evan Thompson) of a special issue of the Journal of Consciousness Studies (2005) on emotion experience and author of The Feeling Body: Affective Science Meets the Enactive Mind (MIT Press, forthcoming).

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Bogotá J. D. & Colombetti G. (2022) Can There Be a Unified 5E Theory of Pain?. Constructivist Foundations 17(2): 150–152. Fulltext at
Colombetti G. (2007) Enactive appraisal. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 6: 527–546. Fulltext at
Colombetti G. (2010) Enaction, sense-making and emotion. In: Stewart J., Gapenne O. & Di Paolo E. A. (eds.) Enaction: toward a new paradigm for cognitive science. MIT Press, Cambridge MA: 145–164. Fulltext at
Colombetti G. (2013) Psychopathology and the enactive mind. In: Fulford K. W. M., Davies M., Gipps R. G. T., Graham G., Sadler J. Z., Stanghellini G. & Thornton T. (eds.) The Oxford handbook of philosophy and psychiatry. Oxford University Press, Oxford: 1083–1102.
Colombetti G. (2013) Some Ideas for the Integration of Neurophenomenology and Affective Neuroscience. Constructivist Foundations 8(3): 288–297. Fulltext at
Colombetti G. (2013) The feeling body: Affective science meets the enactive mind. MIT Press, Cambridge MA. Reviewed in Constructivist Foundations 10(2)
Colombetti G. (2017) Enactive affectivity, extended. Topoi 36(3): 445–455. Fulltext at
Colombetti G. (2017) The embodied and situated nature of moods. Philosophia. 45: 1437–1451. Fulltext at
Colombetti G. & Thompson E. (2005) Enacting emotional interpretations with feeling. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 28(2): 200–201.
Colombetti G. & Thompson E. (2008) The feeling body: Towards an enactive approach to emotion. In: W. F. Overton, U. Müller & J. Newman (eds.) Developmental perspectives on embodiment and consciousness. Lawrence Erlbaum, Hillsdale NY: 45–68. Fulltext at
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