Course| Emotions in the Debates on Natural Resources |Feb 17 – June 1

What counts as knowledge is usually understood as valid and objective only if based on reasons and not on emotions. In this course, we fundamentally challenge that assumption and take emotions seriously. We will examine concepts and frameworks related to the study of human emotions. We will examine how the emotional solidarity is the ground upon which knowledge of the world is created and humanity’s relationship with the environment is formed. The aim of this course is to challenge the dominant ideas about what constitutes knowledge and how it is produced.

Course Design, Coordinator, and Lecturer:
Esha Shah
Elisabet Rasch
Clemens Driessen
David Ludwig
Pieter de Vries
Chizu Sato

For registration and further details send an email to Esha Shah (