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Constructing the Self: Jain Perspectives on Emotion Concepts

This is a past event.

Saturday, June 1 at 8:45am to 8:00pm

FIU-MMC, SIPA II , 102 11200 SW 8th Street Miami, Florida 33199

The affective turn transformed the study of emotion by breaking down the barrier between private and public domains and merging the emotional with the embodied. The resulting studies challenged conventional distinctions between the internal and external, cognition and action, and emotion and reason. This conference builds on the rising awareness of the malleable condition of bodies, emotions, and cognitions, which contribute to shaping malleable selves, with a particular focus on Jain perspectives. Participants will investigate the notions of affect and emotion as portrayed in Jain practices, philosophy, literature, and art, with the goal of constructing a more integrated theory of the self.


This event is free and open to FIU students and the public.


For more information contact: Aleksandra Restifo at or Samani Pratibha Pragya at


Co-sponsored by:

Jain Education and Research Foundation

FIU Department of Religious Studies