Book ID: CBB001551029

After Darwin: Animals, Emotions, and the Mind (2013)


Richardson, Angelique (Author)


Publication Date: 2013
Physical Details: xvi + 369 pp.; ill.
Language: English

'What is emotion?' pondered the young Charles Darwin in his notebooks. How were the emotions to be placed in an evolutionary framework? And what light might they shed on human-animal continuities? These were among the questions Darwin explored in his research, assisted both by an acute sense of observation and an extraordinary capacity for fellow feeling, not only with humans but with all animal life. After Darwin: Animals, Emotions, and the Mind explores questions of mind, emotion and the moral sense which Darwin opened up through his research on the physical expression of emotions and the human-animal relation. It also examines the extent to which Darwin's ideas were taken up by Victorian writers and popular culture, from George Eliot to the Daily News. Bringing together scholars from biology, literature, history, psychology, psychiatry and paediatrics, the volume provides an invaluable reassessment of Darwin's contribution to a new understanding of the moral sense and emotional life, and considers the urgent scientific and ethical implications of his ideas today.

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Authors & Contributors
White, Paul S.
Browne, E. Janet
Darwin, Charles Robert
Secord, James A.
Burkhardt, Frederick
Prodger, Phillip
Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
Victorian Studies
Critical Inquiry
Journal of the History of Collections
History and Theory
Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences
Oxford University Press
Cambridge University Press
Palgrave Macmillan
University of Chicago
Yale University Press
Pennsylvania State University Press
Human-animal relationships
Emotions; passions
Animal psychology
Darwin, Charles Robert
Mivart, St. George Jackson
Hume, David
Gurney, Edmund
Spencer, Herbert
Time Periods
19th century
20th century
20th century, early
18th century
Great Britain
United States
United Kingdom
Galapagos Islands
Berlin (Germany)

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