From Passions to Emotions
The Creation of A Secular Psychological CategoryeBook - 2003
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
Characteristics: x, 287 p. ; 24 cm