Historiography, affect, and the neurosciences.

@article{McGrath2017HistoriographyAA,
  title={Historiography, affect, and the neurosciences.},
  author={Larry S. McGrath},
  journal={History of psychology},
  year={2017},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={
          129-147
        }
}
Recent historiography has put to rest debates over whether to address the neurosciences. The question is how? In this article, I stage a dialogue between neurohistory and the history of the emotions. My primary goal is to survey these two clusters and clarify their conceptual commitments. Both center on the role of affect in embodied subjectivity; but their accounts widely diverge. Whereas neurohistorians tend to treat affects as automatic bodily processes, historians of the emotions generally… Expand
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