Dr. Sabrina Intelisano

Dr. Sabrina Intelisano


Raum: GAFO 04/910

E-Mail: sabrina.intelisano@rub.de
Telefon: +49-234-32 27167


Forschungsinteressen

  • Theorien zu Glück und Wohlbefinden
  • Emotionen und Rationalität
  • Ethik von Gefängnisstrafen
  • Tugendethik und Moralphilosophie
  • Bioethik

 

 

Publikationen

Academia.edu

 

Projekte

Aktuelle Projekte

Das Streben nach Glück (mehr Informationen)

 

Dissertation: Happiness in Prison

The topic of my PhD research was the relationship between imprisonment and happiness. I examined whether one can be happy in prison. Therefore, the main idea of my project was to evaluate philosophical views of happiness in the light of prison life. 

In particular, I have considered three popular contemporary theories of happiness: hedonism, whole life satisfaction theories, and Daniel Haybron’s theory of happiness. I showed that all these theories have implausible implications with respect to the happiness of prisoners. I argued instead that we should return to an ancient Aristotelian conception of happiness based on the Greek concepts of Eudaimonia and Phronesis. This idea required constructing a careful interpretation of Aristotle’s theory of happiness. I claimed that Aristotle’s view of happiness correctly entails that some fundamental sources of happiness are accessible for prisoners too. I also showed that, if we correctly understand Aristotle’s views of virtues, we should conclude that happiness in prison consists of deliberation, sociality and emotions. This entails that there are ways in which it is possible to be happy even when one is imprisoned.

This project was an extension of my Master thesis at the University of Bologna (Italy, 2010), the last chapter of which was entitled Contemplation and Life Imprisonment.

 

Werdegang

Vollständiger CV

12/2016-

Postdoc
AE Psychologische Methodenlehre
Fakultät für Psychologie
Ruhr-Universität Bochum

 

10/2015 – 03/2016

Teaching Associate 
Department of Philosophy
ERI Building, University of Birmingham, UK

 

10/2014 – 03/2015

Teaching Associate 
Department of Philosophy
ERI Building, University of Birmingham, UK

 

Ausbildung

01/2012 – 07/2016

PhD - Philosophy
Department of Philosophy
University of Birmingham
Philosophical research on the relationship between Happiness and Imprisonment
PhD Dissertation: ‘Happiness in Prison’
Supervisors: Dr Jussi Suikkanen, Dr Iain Law

 

04/2008 – 11/2010

Laurea Specialistica in Scienze Filosofiche Summa cum Laude
MA Philosophy – Summa cum Laude
Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna
Philosophical research in Bioethics and Moral Philosophy
Master Dissertation: “Happiness without freedom: A study in Bioethics and Political Philosophy” 
Supervisors: Prof. Marina Lalatta Costerbosa, Prof. Giovanni Giorgini

 

01/2004 – 03/2008

Laurea in Filosofia 
Bachelor of Arts – Philosophy
Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna
Philosophical research in Bioethics and Moral Philosophy
Bachelor Dissertation: “Meditations about Contemporary Utilitarianism. From J. S. Mill to Contemporary Utilitarianisms”
Supervisors: Prof. Marina Lalatta Costerbosa, Prof. Paolo Vincieri