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From Passions to Emotions: The Creation of a Secular Psychological Category Thomas Dixon

From Passions to Emotions: The Creation of a Secular Psychological Category

Thomas Dixon

Published December 20th 2004
ISBN : 9780511056376
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300 pages
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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 hadMoreUntil 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.