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Emotion : a very short introduction / Dylan Evans.

By: Evans, Dylan, 1966-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Very short introductions: 81.Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003Description: 139 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.ISBN: 0192804618; 9780192804617.Subject(s): Emotions | Emotions (Philosophy)DDC classification: 152.4 Other classification: 77.46
Contents:
Preface -- List of illustrations -- The universal language -- Why Spock could never have evolved -- Short cuts to happiness -- The head and the heart -- The computer that cried -- Afterword: the heart has its reasons -- Further reading -- Source material -- Index.
Review: "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 the emotions. Drawing on a wide range of scientific research, from anthropology and psychology to neuroscience and artificial intelligence, this Very Short Introduction takes the reader on a fascinating journey into the human heart."--BOOK JACKET.
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Originally published: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 129-134) and index.

Preface -- List of illustrations -- The universal language -- Why Spock could never have evolved -- Short cuts to happiness -- The head and the heart -- The computer that cried -- Afterword: the heart has its reasons -- Further reading -- Source material -- Index.

"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 the emotions. Drawing on a wide range of scientific research, from anthropology and psychology to neuroscience and artificial intelligence, this Very Short Introduction takes the reader on a fascinating journey into the human heart."--BOOK JACKET.

Author notes provided by Syndetics

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, forthcoming), and contributes regularly to the Guardian. In his spare time he is also a DJ.

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