Emotion: A Very Short Introduction: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback | February 13, 2003

byDylan Evans

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Was love invented by European poets in the Middle Ages or is it part of human nature? Will winning the lottery really make you happy? Is it possible to build robots that have feelings? These are just some of the intriguing questions explored in this guide to the latest thinking about theemotions. Drawing on a wide range of scientific research, from anthropology and psychology to neuroscience and artificial intelligence, Emotion: The Science of Sentiment takes the reader on a fascinating journey into the human heart.

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Was love invented by European poets in the Middle Ages or is it part of human nature? Will winning the lottery really make you happy? Is it possible to build robots that have feelings? These are just some of the intriguing questions explored in this guide to the latest thinking about theemotions. Drawing on a wide range of scientific r...

Dylan Evans is a Research Fellow in the Department of Philosophy at King's College London, where he directs a research project in the evolution of the emotions. In his previous lives, he worked as a film-maker and psychotherapist. He is the author of Introducing Evolutionary Psychology (Icon, 1999) and Rethinking Emotion (MIT Press, f...

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Format:PaperbackPublished:February 13, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192804618

ISBN - 13:9780192804617

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AcknowledgementsPreface1. The universal language2. Why Spock could never have evolved3. Shortcuts to happiness4. The head and the heart5. The computer that criedReferencesFurther readingIndex

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"At last, an accessible and fascinating account of a neglected aspect of our mental lives." --Lewis Wolpert, author of "Malignant Sadness"