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    From Passions to Emotions: The Creation of a Secular Psychological Category.Thomas Dixon - 2003 - 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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    “Emotion”: The History of a Keyword in Crisis.Thomas Dixon - 2012 - 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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    “Emotion”: One Word, Many Concepts.Thomas Dixon - 2012 - 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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  4. The Invention of Altruism: Making Moral Meanings in Victorian Britain.Thomas Dixon - 2008 - 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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  5. Science and Religion: New Historical Perspectives.Thomas Dixon, Geoffrey Cantor & Stephen Pumfrey (eds.) - 2010 - 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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    Theology, Anti‐Theology and Atheology: From Christian Passions to Secular Emotions[My Sincere].Thomas Dixon - 1999 - 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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    Revolting Passions.Thomas Dixon - 2011 - Modern Theology 27 (2):298-312.
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  8. Science and Religion: A Very Short Introduction.Thomas Dixon - 2008 - 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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    Scientific Atheism as a Faith Tradition. [REVIEW]Thomas Dixon - 2002 - 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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    DAVID C. LINDBERG and RONALD L. NUMBERS , When Science and Christianity Meet. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2003. Pp. Xii+357. ISBN 0-226-48214-6. £20.50, $29.00. [REVIEW]Thomas Dixon - 2005 - British Journal for the History of Science 38 (4):469-471.
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  11. Description of the Environs of Ingleborough, and Principal Places on the Banks of the River Wenning.Thomas Dixon & Bentham Footpath Group - 1994
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    Full-On Fuller.Thomas Dixon - 2009 - Metascience 18 (1):103-105.
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  13. From Passions to Emotions: The Creation of a Secular Psychological Category.Thomas Dixon & William M. Reddy - 2005 - Philosophy 80 (311):156-159.
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  14. From Passions to Emotions. The Creation of a Secular Psychological Category.Thomas Dixon - 2005 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 67 (2):384-385.
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    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]Thomas Dixon - 2003 - British Journal for the History of Science 36 (3):375-377.
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    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]Thomas Dixon - 2008 - British Journal for the History of Science 41 (3):462-464.
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    La science du cerveau et la religion de l'Humanité : Auguste Comte et l'altruisme dans l'Angleterre victorienne.Thomas Dixon - 2012 - Revue d'Histoire des Sciences 65 (2):287-316.
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    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]Thomas Dixon - 2006 - British Journal for the History of Science 39 (1):138-140.
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    Revolting Against Reid.Thomas Dixon - 2015 - In Gordon Graham (ed.), Scottish Philosophy in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. Oxford University Press.
    This chapter details the life of Thomas Brown, successor to Dugald Stewart in the Chair of Moral Philosophy at Edinburgh University. Brown died unexpectedly at a relatively young age, having published very little. However, his posthumously published lectures were highly acclaimed and very influential, both in Britain and abroad. This chapter investigates the sources of Brown’s thought, including his interest in Erasmus Darwin, and outlines the main features of his philosophical position. It thereby identifies his key importance to the nineteenth-century (...)
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  20. Science and Religion: A Very Short Introduction: A Very Short Introduction.Thomas Dixon - 2008 - 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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    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]Thomas Dixon - 2009 - British Journal for the History of Science 42 (3):440.
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  22. Thomas Brown: Selected Philosophical Writings.Thomas Dixon (ed.) - 2010 - Imprint Academic.
    Thomas Brown, Professor of Moral Philosophy in Edinburgh, was among the most prominent and widely read British philosophers of the first half of the nineteenth century. An influential interpreter of both Hume and Reid, Brown provided a bridge between the Scottish school of 'Common Sense' and the later positivism of John Stuart Mill and others. The selections in this volume illustrate Brown’s original ideas about mental science, cause and effect, emotions and ethics. They are preceded by an introduction situating Brown’s (...)
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    Thomas Huxley: Making the ‘Man of Science’. [REVIEW]Thomas Dixon - 2006 - British Journal for the History of Science 39 (1):138-140.
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    When Science and Christianity Meet. [REVIEW]Thomas Dixon - 2005 - British Journal for the History of Science 38 (4):469-471.
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