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'What is emotion?' meditated the younger Charles Darwin in his notebooks. How have been the sentiments to be positioned in an evolutionary framework? And what gentle could they shed on human-animal continuities? those have been one of the questions Darwin explored in his study, assisted either by means of an acute feel of commentary and a rare means for fellow feeling, not just with people yet with all animal existence. After Darwin: Animals, feelings, and the brain explores questions of brain, emotion and the ethical feel which Darwin spread out via his study at the actual expression of feelings and the human-animal relation. It additionally examines the level to which Darwin's principles have been taken up by means of Victorian writers and pop culture, from George Eliot to the Daily News. Bringing jointly students from biology, literature, heritage, psychology, psychiatry and paediatrics, the quantity presents a useful reassessment of Darwin's contribution to a brand new knowing of the ethical feel and emotional lifestyles, and considers the pressing medical and moral implications of his principles this day.

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Allen, 1882, 306. H. Lewes, ‘Studies in Animal Life’, John Bull, 24 December 1859; reprinted in Cornhill Magazine, 1 (1860), 438–47, http://darwin-online. html (accessed 3 July 2012); and Lewes, ‘Mr Darwin’s Hypothesis’, Fortnightly Review, 3 (1868), 353–73, 611–28; Fortnightly Review, 4 (1868), 61–80, 492–509. Havelock Ellis, The New Spirit (1890; London: Walter Scott, 1892), 5. John Stuart Mill, Principles of Political Economy, with Some of Their Applications to Social Philosophy (1848; London: Parker, Son, and Bourn, 1862), 121, cited in Strober, 2011, 22.

Lisa Jardine, ‘C. P. P. Snow Lecture, Christ’s College Magazine (Cambridge: Christ’s College, 2010), 48–57. On Snow’s model of the complementarity of literature and science see Brian Dolan, ‘Speaking about the Other: On the Relevance of the Humanities to Occupational Health’, in Paul D. Blanc and Brian Dolan (eds), At Work in the World (San Francisco and Berkeley: University of California Medical Humanities Press, 2012), 215–6. Dolan notes that Snow called for ‘a literary component throughout the course of medical education’, see Snow, Letter to the Editor, Journal of the American Medical Association, 225 (1973), 619.

Nor are they the caresses of every one without distinction, which give them this vanity, but those principally of the persons they know and love; in the same manner as that passion is excited in mankind. 39 Hume’s ascription of such complex feelings to nonhuman animals relied on the argument from analogy. 41 Hume’s use of analogy in comparing animal and human is seen as a fundamental error by some recent ethologists. 42 The willingness to draw analogies between human and animal which unites Hume and Darwin featured in Enlightenment natural history as well as in the philosophy of sympathy of which Hume was a major exponent.

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