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“Emotion”: The History of a Keyword in Crisis
  • Thomas Dixon
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Emotion review : journal of the International…
  • 2 August 2012
The word “emotion” has named a psychological category and a subject for systematic enquiry only since the 19th century. Before then, relevant mental states were categorised variously as “appetites,”Expand
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The Clansman: An Historical Romance of the Ku Klux Klan
" The year was 1865. With the close of the Civil War, there began for the South, an era of even greater turmoil. In The Clansman, his controversial 1905 novel, later the basis of the motion pictureExpand
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Science and Religion: A Very Short Introduction
1. What are science-religion debates really about? 2. Galileo and the philosophy of science 3. Does God act in nature? 4. Darwin and evolution 5. Creationism and Intelligent Design 6. Mind andExpand
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The Invention of Altruism: Making Moral Meanings in Victorian Britain
Introduction 1. Making Moral Meanings 2. Encounters with Positivism 3. Death and Immortality 4. The Darwinian Conscience 5. Herbert Spencer, The Radical 6. Poverty and the Ideal Self 7. MotherhoodExpand
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Educating the emotions from Gradgrind to Goleman
  • Thomas Dixon
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Research papers in education
  • 21 August 2012
Charles Dickens famously satirised the rationalism and mechanism of utilitarian educational ideas through the figure of Gradgrind in Hard Times. Even in the nineteenth century there were very fewExpand
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“Emotion”: One Word, Many Concepts
The target articles and commentaries reveal considerable support for the view that the term “emotion” names neither a natural kind nor a coherent psychological category. This brief response revisitsExpand
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The Sins of the Father
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Science and Religion: New Historical Perspectives
List of contributors Preface 1. Introduction Thomas Dixon Part I. Categories: 2. 'Science' and 'religion': constructing the boundaries Peter Harrison 3. Science and religion in postmodernExpand
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