The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals / Edition 3

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Overview

In his study of infants and children (including observations of his own baby's smiles and pouts), of the insane, of painting and sculpture, of cats and dogs and monkeys, and of the ways that people in different cultures express their feelings, Darwin's insights have not been surpassed by modern science.
This definitive edition of Darwin's masterpiece contains a substantial new Introduction and Afterword by Paul Ekman. Ekman also provides commentaries that use the latest scientific knowledge to elaborate, support, and occasionally challenge Darwin's study. For this edition, Ekman has returned to Darwin's original notes in order to produce for the first time a corrected, authoritative text illustrated by drawings and photographs positioned exactly as its author intended.
"This new edition of Darwin's extraordinary book is a major event in the human sciences."-Steven Pinker
"This new comprehensive edition of Expression will introduce a new generation of readers to Darwin's masterpiece, undiminished and intensely relevant even 125 years after publication."-Oliver Sacks
"Ekman's contribution to his edition of Darwin's 1872 monograph can count as a book in its own right."-Ian Hacking, Times Literary Supplement

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Editorial Reviews

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"Scholarship at its best.... The strength of Darwin's writing still shines through, as well as hes drive to explain the form of each emotional expression.... this new book will be required reading for Darwin scholars of emotion."—Nature

"The appearance of this new edition of Darwin's extraordinary book is a major event in the human sciences."—Steven Pinker

"Darwin's most readable and human book, full of enchanting observations, provocative theories, and remarkable photographs.... This new comprehensive edition of Expression will introduce a new generation of readers to Darwin's masterpiece, undiminished and intensely relevant even 125 years after publication."—Oliver Sacks

"Over many years, while engaged on other work, Darwin was researching the Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals, his most extraordinary and approachable book, rich in observed detailed and brilliant speculation, beautifully illustrated—one of the first scientific books to use photographs, including some of his own baby pouting and laughing—and now available in a third edition, prepared and annotated by the great American psychologist of the emotions, Paul Ekman... Darwin's book was out of favour for a long time after his death. The climate of opinion has changed now, and Ekman's superb edition is a major published event and has been enthusiastically welcomed."—From a lecture, entitled Science and Human Nature, given at Oxford University by Ian McEwan

Booknews
Ekman (psychology, UC San Francisco) presents a work that was well known during Darwin's lifetime, providing notes throughout, as well as an introduction, afterword, and appendices. Darwin's text itself goes into great detail describing facial and bodily expressions corresponding to dozens of emotions in humans, dogs, horses, apes, and other animals. Photographs, drawings and woodcuts illustrate the expressions described. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Oliver Sacks
Darwin's most readable and human book, full of enchanting observations, provocative theories, and remarkable photographs....This new comprehensive edition of "Expression" will introduce a new generation of readers to Darwin's masterpiece, undiminished and intensely relevant even 125 years after publication. -- Oliver Sacks
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195158069
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/2002
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 5.30 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles Darwin

Paul Ekman is Professor of Psychology at the University of California at San Francisco. He is the editor of Darwin and Facial Expression and The Nature of Emotion, and author of Telling Lies: Clues to Deceit in the Marketplace, Politics, and Marriage. He lives in San Francisco.

Biography

Robert Charles Darwin was born in Shrewsbury, England, on February 12, 1809, into a wealthy and highly respected family. His grandfather, Erasmus Darwin, was a doctor and the author of many works, including his well-known Zoonomia, or the Laws of Organic Life, which suggested a theory of evolution. Charles's father, Robert Waring Darwin, was also a prosperous doctor; his mother, Susannah, was the daughter of Josiah Wedgwood, founder of the renowned Wedgwood potteries. The Darwins and the Wedgwoods had close and long-standing relations, and Charles was to marry his cousin, Emma Wedgwood.

In 1825 at age sixteen, Darwin matriculated at Edinburgh University to study medicine. There, his early interest in natural history developed, and he studied particularly crustaceans, sea creatures, and beetles. Nauseated by the sight of blood, however, he decided that medicine was not his vocation, left Edinburgh in 1827 and entered Christ's College, Cambridge University, with no clear sense of possible vocation, theology itself being an option. At Cambridge he became friends with J. S. Henslow, a clergyman who was also professor of botany. Although Darwin was to graduate from Cambridge with a B.A. in theology, he spent much time with Henslow, developing his interest in natural science. It was Henslow who secured a position for Darwin on an exploratory expedition aboard the HMS Beagle.

In December 1831, the year he graduated from Cambridge, Darwin embarked upon a five-year voyage to Africa and South America, acting as a companion to the captain, Robert Fitzroy. Darwin spent more time in land expeditions than at sea, where he was always seasick, but during the long voyages he continued his collecting and, cramped in his tiny cabin, meticulously wrote up his ideas. Several years after his return, at the time of the birth of his first son, William, Darwin fell ill. It is conjectured that while in South America he had contracted Chagas's disease, but whatever the cause, the effects were debilitating for the rest of Darwin's life.

By the time he returned to London in 1835, many of his letters, some to scientists like Charles Lyell and Adam Sedgwick, had been read before scientific societies, and he was already a well known and respected naturalist. His first published book, an account of his voyage aboard the Beagle, entitled Journal of Researches, appeared in 1839 and was widely popular. He married the same year; soon after, the family moved from London to a secluded house at Down, in Kent, where Darwin wrote initial sketches of his theory and then preparing himself for the full exposition, spent eight years writing a detailed set of definitive monographs on barnacles.

In 1858, when Darwin was halfway through writing his book, "Natural Selection," A. R. Wallace sent him a paper called, "On the Tendency of Varieties to Depart Indefinitely from the Original Type." In language similar to Darwin's own, Wallace laid out the argument for natural selection. Wallace asked Darwin to help get the paper published -- obviously an alarming development for a man who had given twenty years of his life to getting the argument for natural selection right. Darwin's scientific friends advised him to gather materials giving evidence of his priority but to have the Wallace paper read before the Linnaean Society, along with a brief account of his own ideas. Immediately after the reading, Darwin began work on his "abstract" of "Natural Selection." The result was On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, published in 1859. Despite the controversy it generated, it was an immense success and went through five more editions in Darwin's lifetime.

Darwin devoted the rest of his life to researching and writing scientific treatises, drawing on his notebooks and corresponding with scientists all over the world, and thus developing and modifying parts of his larger argument.

Darwin never traveled again and much of his scientific work was done in his own garden and study at home. Others, particularly his "bulldog," T. H. Huxley, fought the battle for evolution publicly, and as Darwin remained quietly ailing at home, his family grew -- he had ten children -- and so did his reputation. Although he was always ill with symptoms that made it impossible for him to work full days, he produced an enormous volume of work. His death, on April 19, 1882, was a national event. Despite the piety of his wife, Emma, Darwin had fallen away from religion as he reflected both on the way nature worked and on the way his favorite daughter, Annie, died painfully from an unknown feverish illness, when she was ten. Nevertheless, ironically, he was buried in Westminster Abbey.

Author biography from the Barnes & Noble Classics edition of The Origin of Species.

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Darwin was born on the same day as U.S. president Abraham Lincoln.

He broke his longtime snuff habit by keeping his snuff box in the basement and the key to it in the attic.

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    1. Date of Birth:
      February 12, 1809
    2. Place of Birth:
      Shrewsbury, England
    1. Date of Death:
      April 19, 1882
    2. Place of Death:
      London, England
    1. Education:
      B.A. in Theology, Christ’s College, Cambridge University, 1831

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
List of Illustrations
Figures
Plates
Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction to the Third Edition
The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals 1
Introduction to the First Edition 7
I General Principles of Expression 33
II General Principles of Expression - continued 55
III General Principles of Expression - concluded 69
IV Means of Expression in Animals 88
V Special Expressions of Animals 116
VI Special Expressions of Man: Suffering and Weeping 146
VII Low Spirits, Anxiety, Grief, Dejection, Despair 176
VIII Joy, High Spirits, Love, Tender Feelings, Devotion 195
IX Reflection - Meditation - III-temper - Sulkiness - Determination 219
X Hatred and Anger 234
XI Disdain - Contempt - Disgust - Guilt - Pride, Etc. - Helplessness - Patience - Affirmation and Negation 250
XII Surprise - Astonishment - Fear - Horror 278
XIII Self-attention - Shame - Shyness - Modesty: Blushing 310
XIV Concluding Remarks and Summary 345
Afterword 363
App. I Charles Darwin's Obituary 395
App. II Changes to the Text 397
App. III Photography and The Expression of the Emotions 399
App. IV A Note on the Orientation of the Plates 411
App. V Concordance of Illustrations 417
App. VI List of Head Words from the Index to the First Edition 425
Notes 433
Notes to the Commentaries 451
Index 459
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