Emotion

Emotion : The Science of Sentiment

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 220 pages
  • 120 x 168 x 14mm | 181.44g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0192853767
  • 9780192853769

Table of contents

The universal language; why Spock could never have evolved; shortcuts to happiness; the head and the heart; the computer that cried.show more

Review quote

Was love invented by European poets in the Middle Ages ? Will winning the lottery bring happiness ? Can robots that have feelings ever be built ? These are just some of the intriguing questions posed in this widely acclaimed guide to emotions that draw on a wide range of scientific research, takes the reader on a fascinating journey into the human heart.show more

About Dylan Evans

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.show more

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