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Uncomfortable Situations: Emotion between Science and the Humanities

Daniel M. Gross


What is a hostile environment? How exactly can feelings be mixed? What on earth might it mean when someone writes that he was “happily situated” as a slave? The answers, of course, depend upon whom you ask. Science and the humanities typically offer two different paradigms for thinking about emotion—the first rooted in brain and biology, the second in a social world. With rhetoric as a field guide, Uncomfortable Situations establishes common ground between these two paradigms, focusing on a theory of situated emotion. The book's argument is anchored in Charles Darwin, whose work on emotion has ... More

Keywords: emotion, feeling, brain, biology, humanities, rhetoric, sentimental literature, environment, situated emotion, consilience

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780226485034
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226485171.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel M. Gross, author
University of California, Irvine