After Darwin: Animals, Emotions, and the Mind (Clio Medica)

After Darwin: Animals, Emotions, and the Mind (Clio Medica)


'What is emotion?' meditated the younger Charles Darwin in his notebooks. How have been the sentiments to be put in an evolutionary framework? And what mild may possibly they shed on human-animal continuities? those have been one of the questions Darwin explored in his learn, assisted either by way of an acute feel of remark and a unprecedented capability for fellow feeling, not just with people yet with all animal existence. After Darwin: Animals, feelings, and the brain explores questions of brain, emotion and the ethical feel which Darwin spread out via his learn at the actual expression of feelings and the human-animal relation. It additionally examines the level to which Darwin's rules have been taken up by means of Victorian writers and pop culture, from George Eliot to the Daily News. Bringing jointly students from biology, literature, heritage, psychology, psychiatry and paediatrics, the amount offers a useful reassessment of Darwin's contribution to a brand new realizing of the ethical experience and emotional lifestyles, and considers the pressing clinical and moral implications of his principles at the present time.

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