ISBN-10:
0521827299
ISBN-13:
9780521827294
Pub. Date:
11/30/2009
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
From Passions to Emotions: The Creation of a Secular Psychological Category

From Passions to Emotions: The Creation of a Secular Psychological Category

by Thomas Dixon

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ISBN-13: 9780521827294
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/30/2009
Pages: 287
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.83(d)

About the Author

Dr Thomas Dixon is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the Faculty of Divinity and a fellow of Churchill College, University of Cambridge.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction: from passions and affections to emotions; 2. Passions and affections in Augustine and Aquinas; 3. From movements to mechanisms: passions, sentiments and affections in the Age of Reason; 4. The Scottish creation of 'the emotions': David Hume, Thomas Brown, Thomas Chalmers; 5. The physicalist appropriation of Brownian emotions: Alexander Bain, Herbert Spencer, Charles Darwin; 6. Christian and theistic responses to the physicalist emotions paradigm; 7. What was an emotion in 1884? William James and his critics; 8. Conclusions: how history can help us think about 'the emotions'; Bibliography; Index.

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