Research & Publications

Areas of Specialization: Philosophy of Mind & Psychology, Philosophy of Emotion, Social Cognition, Social Ontology, Social & Digital Epistemology, Trans Philosophy & Philosophy of Gender

Research Subjects: Scripts, Mindreading, Emotional Marginalization and Injustice, Social Construction, Social Norms, Social Structures, Gender, Other Minds, Digitization and Social Media



  • Scripts in Social Interaction and Social Cognition:

Eickers, G. (forthcoming). Social Cognition and Scripts, Ergo

Eickers, G. (2023). Coordinating Behaviors: Is social interaction scripted?, Journal for the Theory of Social Behavior, 53 (1):85-99.

Eickers, G. (2022): Soziale Angemessenheit und dehumanisierende Interaktionsstrukturen: Zum Widerspruch zwischen traditionelleren und modernen Normen. In J. Bellon & B. Gransche & S. Nähr-Wagener (Hrsg.), Soziale Angemessenheit: Forschung zu Kulturtechniken des Verhaltens. Springer VS, 259-278.

  • Emotion Scripts:

Eickers, G. & Prinz, J.J. (2020). Emotion recognition as a social skill. In E. Fridland & C. Pavese (Eds.), The Routledge handbook of philosophy of skill and expertise. New York: Routledge.

  • Emotional Marginalization and Injustice:

Eickers, G. (forthcoming). Pathologizing Disabled and Trans Identities: How Emotions Become Marginalized. In The Bloomsbury Guide to Philosophy of Disability (Spring 2023), edited by Shelley Tremain.

Eickers, G. & Pismenny, A. & Prinz, J. (forthcoming). Emotional Injustice, Ergo

  • Emotion and Social Context:

Eickers, G. (2022). Approaches to Blushing: Context Matters. Perspectiva Filosófica – Special Issue: Phenomenology, Action, Cognition and Affectivity, 49(5), 98-121. 

Eickers, G., Loaiza, J., Prinz, J.J. (2017). Embodiment, context-sensitivity, and discrete emotion. Psychological Inquiry, Vol. 28, No. 1, 31-38.

  • Social Media, Digitization, and Marginalization:

Eickers, G. (forthcoming). Influencing Corporealities: Social Media and its impact on Gender Transition, In Feminist Philosophy and Emerging Technologies, edited by Mary Edwards and Orestis Palermos, Routledge.

Eickers, G. & Rath, M. (2021): Digital Change and Marginalized Communities: Changing Attitudes towards Digital Media in the Margins, ICERI2021 Proceedings. doi: 10.21125/iceri.2021.1197

Eickers, G. & Rath, M. (2020). Digital Change and The “Trust Deficit”: Ethical and Pedagogical Implications – First results of the German research project DigitalDialog21, INTED2020 Proceedings. doi: 10.21125/inted.2020.0894 

  • Trans Philosophy:

Eickers, G. (2022): “Being trans, being loved: clashing identities and the limits of love“. In A. Pismenny & B. Borgaard (Eds.), The Moral Psychology of Love (part of the series The Moral Psychology of the Emotions edited by Mark Alfano), 171-190, Rowman & Littlefield.

Eickers, G. (2020). COVID-19 and Trans Healthcare: Yes, global Pandemics are (also) a Trans Rights Issue. Gender Forum, Special Issue: Gender in Crisis. Covid-19 and Its Impact.

In Progress:

  • A paper on scripts and social appropriateness
  • A paper on emotion scripts and concepts
  • A paper on the social construction of emotions
  • A paper on social media and belonging in lgbtq+ people
  • A paper on what social emotions are