Emotion: A Very Short Introduction

Heftet / 2003 / Engelsk

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ISBN13
9780192804617
Publisert
2003
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Oxford University Press
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01, G
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Engelsk
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Heftet
Sider
160
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141 gr
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177 mm
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111 mm
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10 mm
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Emotion: A Very Short Introduction

Heftet / 2003 / Engelsk
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, Emotion: The Science of Sentiment takes the reader on a fascinating journey into the human heart. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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This book outlines some of the latest scientific ideas about the emotions in an accessible and exciting way. Dylan Evans shows that emotions are not just luxuries, but help us to live more successful lives. Drawing on research in psychology, biology, and artificial intelligence, he provides a stimulating introduction to a topic relevant to us all.
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Acknowledgements ; Preface ; 1. The universal language ; 2. Why Spock could never have evolved ; 3. Shortcuts to happiness ; 4. The head and the heart ; 5. The computer that cried ; References ; Further reading ; Index
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Review from previous edition a pop science classic * John Walsh, Independent on Sunday *Evans provides a charming crash course on human sentiments * The Times, *a fun little book . . .Highly accessible, this little gem deserves to sell well . . . student friendly . . . excellent introductory book * Simon Baron-Cohen, Nature *readable and thought provoking account * Susan Aldridge, Focus *Evans roams enjoyably through the firelds of psychology, psychotherapy, robotics, drugs and old-fashioned romance, like Alian de Botton in a labcoat * The Guardian (Review) *This book is a charming primer on the up-and-coming science of emotions. * James Kingsland New Scientist *An admirably clear, intelligent and witty introduction * Steven Poole, Guardian *a wealth of good sense backed by evidence * Marek Kohn, Evening Standard *a witty little book * Iain Finlayson, The Times *At last, an accessible and fascinating account of a neglected aspect of our mental lives. * Lewis Wolpert, author of "Malignant Sadness" *
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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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ISBN13
9780192804617
Publisert
2003
Utgiver
Vendor
Oxford University Press
Aldersnivå
01, G
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Sider
160
Vekt
141 gr
Høyde
177 mm
Bredde
111 mm
Tykkelse
10 mm
Se alle
Forfatter