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Darwin’s Flinch

Tiffany Watt Smith

in On Flinching: Theatricality and Scientific Looking from Darwin to Shell Shock

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198700937
eISBN:
9780191770487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198700937.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Drama

Chapter One takes as its starting point Charles Darwin’s self-experiment at London Zoological Gardens, when he recoiled from a puff adder lunging from behind its glass tank (The Expression of the ... More


The Universality of Emotions?: Darwin’s The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals (1872)

Bettina Bergo

in Anxiety: A Philosophical History

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780197539712
eISBN:
9780197539743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197539712.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Having adopted Herbert Spencer’s evolutionary mechanism called survival of the fittest in Origin of Species (1859), Darwin turned his attentions to human societies and the remarkable turn entailed ... More


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