From Passions to Emotions

From Passions to Emotions

The Creation of A Secular Psychological Category

eBook - 2003
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Until two centuries ago "the emotions" did not exist. Thomas Dixon reveals in this study how emotions came into being as a distinct psychological category. They replaced such concepts as appetites, passions, sentiments and affections, which had preoccupied thinkers as diverse as Augustine, Aquinas, Hume, and Darwin. The book is a significant original contribution to the debate which has preoccupied western thinkers across many disciplines in recent decades.
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003
ISBN: 9780511062704
Characteristics: x, 287 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: NetLibrary, Inc


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