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Dr Elisa Magri


Elisa Magri

Postdoc Research Fellow Lvl Ii
School of Philosophy
University College Dublin, School of Philosophy, Newman Building Belfield Dublin 4


I am currently a Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Research Fellow Level II in the School of Philosophy. Previously (2014-2016), I held a Newman Postdoctoral Fellowship at UCD. Between September and October 2016, I was an associate researcher in the joint research programme on emotions ("Aesthetics of Emotions: Arts and Cognitive Sciences") organised by the University of Milan. I received my Ph.D from the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, where I also completed my BA and Research MA. As a graduate student, I visited the Philosophy Departments of the University of Tuebingen and Heidelberg. I have research interests in post-Kantian philosophy (mainly Hegel), phenomenology, and history of philosophy (esp. Plato). I have also worked on issues in philosophy of mind and philosophy of emotions related to empathy, habit, and attention. My first monograph was dedicated to Hegel's theory of logic and philosophy of mind, and I contributed various papers to explore the philosophical continuity between Hegel and Merleau-Ponty. After completing a post-doctoral project on Stein's theory of empathy, I am currently working on a monograph that explores the concept of social sensitivity in the phenomenological tradition, revising contemporary debates on habit and empathy. In 2018, I assisted the Irish Research Council in the management of the ERA-NET Cofounded Call Gender-Net Plus.


  • Newman Postdoctoral Research Fellow Level I
    University College Dublin1 Sep 2014 - 1 Sep 2016
  • Occasional Lecturer [Phenomenology and Existentialism PHIL30010]
    University College Dublin School of Philosophy1 Jan 2015 - 30 Jun 2015
  • IRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow Level II
    Irish Research Council - University College Dublin1 Oct 2016


  • Postdoctoral Intern assisting in the GENDER-NET Plus Joint Call under Horizon 2020
    Irish Research Council19 Feb 2018