Chapter One. Meaning and Ambiguity: Emotions: Signals of What is Vital

  1. Keith Oatley

Published Online: 25 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470776322.ch1

Emotions: A Brief History

Emotions: A Brief History

How to Cite

Oatley, K. (2004) Meaning and Ambiguity: Emotions: Signals of What is Vital, in Emotions: A Brief History, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470776322.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405113144

Online ISBN: 9780470776322

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Keywords:

  • emotions;
  • William James;
  • psychologists;
  • Elizabeth Barrett;
  • romanticism

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Persisting Preoccupations

  • What is an Emotion?

  • The Workings of Emotions

  • Emotions and the History of Writing

  • The Inchoateness of Some Emotions

  • Emotions and Creativity: The Era of Romanticism

  • Have Emotions Changed in the Course of Historical Time?