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    Thomas Dixon (2012). “Emotion”: The History of a Keyword in Crisis. Emotion Review 4 (4):1754073912445814.
    The word “emotion” has named a psychological category and a subject for systematic enquiry only since the 19th century. Before then, relevant mental states were categorised variously as “appetites,” “passions,” “affections,” or “sentiments.” The word “emotion” has existed in English since the 17th century, originating as a translation of the French émotion, meaning a physical disturbance. It came into much wider use in 18th-century English, often to refer to mental experiences, becoming a fully fledged theoretical term in the following century, (...)
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    Thomas Dixon (2003). From Passions to Emotions: The Creation of a Secular Psychological Category. Cambridge University Press.
    Today there is a thriving 'emotions industry' to which philosophers, psychologists and neuroscientists are contributing. Yet until two centuries ago 'the emotions' did not exist. In this path-breaking study Thomas Dixon shows how, during the nineteenth century, the emotions came into being as a distinct psychological category, replacing existing categories such as appetites, passions, sentiments and affections. By examining medieval and eighteenth-century theological psychologies and placing Charles Darwin and William James within a broader and more complex nineteenth-century setting, Thomas Dixon (...)
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    Thomas Dixon (2002). Scientific Atheism as a Faith Tradition. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 33 (2):337-359.
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    Jonathan R. Cohen, All-Too-Human Human, Zdenek V. David, John Deely, Thomas Dixon, Geoffrey Cantor, Stephen Pumfrey, Christi Favor, Gerald Gaus & Julian Lamont (2010). Alexandrescu, Vlad, Editor. Branching Off: The Early Moderns in Quest for the Unity of Knowledge. Bucharest: Zeta Books, 2009. Pp. 409. Paper,£ 19.16. Alexandrescu, Vlad, and Robert Theis, Editors. Nature Et Surnaturel: Philosophies de la Nature Et Métaphy-Sique aux XVIe-XVIIIe Siècles. Europaea Memoria I, 79. Hildesheim-Zürich-New York: Georg Olms, 2010. Pp. 199. Paper,€ 34.80. [REVIEW] Journal of the History of Philosophy 48 (4):541-44.
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  5. Thomas Dixon (2008). The Invention of Altruism: Making Moral Meanings in Victorian Britain. Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press.
    'Altruism' was coined by the French sociologist Auguste Comte in the early 1850s as a theoretical term in his 'cerebral theory' and as the central ideal of his atheistic 'Religion of Humanity'. In The Invention of Altruism, Thomas Dixon traces this new language of 'altruism' as it spread through British culture between the 1850s and the 1900s, and in doing so provides a new portrait of Victorian moral thought. Drawing attention to the importance of Comtean positivism in setting the agenda (...)
     
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    Thomas Dixon (1999). Theology, Anti‐Theology and Atheology: From Christian Passions to Secular Emotions. Modern Theology 15 (3):297-330.
    The nineteenth‐century transition from talk of passions and affections of the soul to talk of “emotions” in English‐language psychological thought is taken as a case‐study in the secularisation of psychology. This transition is used as an occasion to re‐evaluate the methodologies of John Milbank and Richard Webster, who interpret certain secular scientific accounts as forms of theology or anti‐theology “in disguise”. It is suggested, in the light of the study of the emergence of the secular concept of ‘emotions’, that the (...)
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    Thomas Dixon (2012). La science du cerveau et la religion de l'Humanité : Auguste Comte et l'altruisme dans l'Angleterre victorienne. Revue d'Histoire des Sciences 2 (2):287-316.
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    Thomas Dixon (2009). Full-On Fuller. Metascience 18 (1):103-105.
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    Thomas Dixon (2011). Revolting Passions. Modern Theology 27 (2):298-312.
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    Thomas Dixon (2012). “Emotion”: One Word, Many Concepts. Emotion Review 4 (4):387-388.
    The target articles and commentaries reveal considerable support for the view that the term “emotion” names neither a natural kind nor a coherent psychological category. This brief response revisits a couple of historical points about the meanings of “emotion,” as well as the ancient debate between Stoicism and Christianity.
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  11. Thomas Dixon & Bentham Footpath Group (1994). Description of the Environs of Ingleborough, and Principal Places on the Banks of the River Wenning. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
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  12. Thomas Dixon (2003). G. C. BUNN, A. D. LOVIE and G. D. RICHARDS , Psychology in Britain: Historical Essays and Personal Reflections. Leicester: British Psychological Society, 2001. Pp. Xvi+495. ISBN 1-85433-332-1. £26.95. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 36 (3):375-377.
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  13. Thomas Dixon (2008). Laura J. Snyder, Reforming Philosophy: A Victorian Debate on Science and Society. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2006. Pp. X+386. ISBN 0-226-76733-7. $45.00, £23.50. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 41 (3).
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  14. Thomas Dixon (2006). P AUL W HITE, Thomas Huxley: Making the ‘Man of Science’. Cambridge Science Biographies. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. Pp. Xiv+205. ISBN 0-521-64967-6. £16.99, $22.00. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 39 (1):138.
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  15. Thomas Dixon (2003). Psychology in Britain: Historical Essays and Personal Reflections. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 36 (3):375-377.
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  16. Thomas Dixon (2008). Reforming Philosophy: A Victorian Debate on Science and Society. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 41 (3):462-464.
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  17. Thomas Dixon (2008). Science and Religion: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press Uk.
    The debate between science and religion is never out of the news: emotions run high, fuelled by polemical bestsellers like The God Delusion and, at the other end of the spectrum, high-profile campaigns to teach 'Intelligent Design' in schools. Yet there is much more to the debate than the clash of these extremes. As Thomas Dixon shows in this balanced and thought-provoking introduction, many have seen harmony rather than conflict between faith and science. He explores not only the key philosophical (...)
     
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  18. Thomas Dixon, Geoffrey Cantor & Stephen Pumfrey (eds.) (2010). Science and Religion: New Historical Perspectives. Cambridge University Press.
    The idea of an inevitable conflict between science and religion was decisively challenged by John Hedley Brooke in his classic Science and Religion: Some Historical Perspectives. Almost two decades on, Science and Religion: New Historical Perspectives revisits this argument and asks how historians can now impose order on the complex and contingent histories of religious engagements with science. Bringing together leading scholars, this volume explores the history and changing meanings of the categories 'science' and 'religion'; the role of publishing and (...)
     
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  19. Thomas Dixon (2009). Steve Fuller, Dissent Over Descent: Intelligent Design's Challenge to Darwinism. Cambridge: Icon Books, 2008. Pp. V+272. ISBN 978-184046804-5. £12.99 .Nathaniel C. Comfort , The Panda's Black Box: Opening Up the Intelligent Design Controversy. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007. Pp. Xv+165. ISBN 978-0-8018-8599-0. £13.50. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 42 (3):440.
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  20. Thomas Dixon (2006). Thomas Huxley: Making the ‘Man of Science’. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 39 (1):138-140.
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  21. Thomas Dixon (2005). When Science and Christianity Meet. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 38 (4):469-471.
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