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Mobi ß The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals ´ Charles Darwin

E Of Contents Table of contents The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals Acknowledgements Chronology Introduction Further Reading Note on the Text The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals Appendix 1 Translation of French uotations Appendix 2 Darwin's 'ueries About Expression' Appendix 3 List of supplementary images Index Darwin was definitely a genius This book reveals him as an ultra observant naturalist and have great imagination and abstraction Among the three principles of expression the 2nd the principle of antithesis reminded me a lot of ancient greek thoughts eg unity of the opposites and a much neglected point by modern neuroscientists Nonetheless one thing he struggled too much about is to find one or only a few reasons for the origin of the expression of a specific emotion I may think like an expression is most freuently used because it have all the possible reasons to occur or in other words it does not have any reason to not occur Then I'd put the 3rd principle undirected flow as the first A trivial point his writing style is definitely not my type The first chapter about the principles was great but the rest was like what totally reminded me of my college Plant textbook organized in chunks of phenomenology based on some taxological assumptions but that's like a personal aesthetic preference

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The Expression of the Emotions in Man and AnimalsSynopsis Published in 1872 The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals was a book at the very heart of Darwin's research interests a central pillar of his 'human' series This book engaged some of the hardest uestions in the evolution debate and it showed the ever cautious Darwin at his boldest If Darwin had one goal with Expression This book is a historical document than a scientific paper by today's reuirements for scientific documentsDarwing collects here his notes on the expressions of humans with a single chapter about animals and some referrences to monkeys so the title is highly misleading it annoyed me anywaysDespite that this work is at the root of understanding both human and animal behavior and the three principles of expression are now evidently the base of every modern theory on animal and human behavior and that in itself gives this book a historical valueDarwing depicts his notes on his own children on various and un measured sightings of human and animal beahvior like I once saw a girl doing or my neighbour's dog once which nower days would be completely unfit for scientific research Those were the days though and for anyone interested or amused by the development of scientific thinking and research this book is an enjoyable gemAnother historical value this book has is in the fact that in order to investigate human expression in human societies relatively unexposed and influenced by Eurpoean man Darwin had a small army of informants at remote Biritsh colonies investigating and reporting of their experiences with the local natives These informants were judges policemen missionaries and wives of various officials With these times long gone thankfully it's a reminder and a documentation of the spirits of the time and the way these far away cultures still unchanged at the time behaved This book is not an easy read as the english is that of Victorian times and often words that mean one thing to us mean another when he author is concerned and the unabridged version hold a lot of repeating and coarse writing that's not for readers who just want an easy book to stare atStill it's a good book and for historians with a love for human studies it's a good book

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The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals Reader ✓ 356 pages ✓ Naturaltreatment ✓ Synopsis Published in 1872 The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals was a book at the very heart of Darwin's research interests a central pillar of his 'human' series This boIt was to demonstrate the power of his theories for explaining the origin of our most cherished human ualities morality and intellect As Darwin explained He who admits on general grounds that the structure and habits of all animals have been gradually evolved will look at the whole subject of Expression in a new and interesting light Tabl Warning if you read this book in a public space like say a Subway you will absent mindedly start contorting your face in line with the facial expressions described in this book