Four Very Short Introductions have been published online this month. Find out more:
- Emotion: A Very Short Introduction (new edition), by Dylan Evans, discusses the evolution of emotions and their biological basis, and the role that emotions play in memory and decision-making.
- Foucault: A Very Short Introduction (new edition), by Gary Gutting, presents a wide-ranging, but non-systematic exploration of some highlights of Foucault’s life and thought.
- Poetry: A Very Short Introduction, by Bernard O'Donoghue, looks at the many different forms of writing that have been called ‘poetry’—from the Greeks to the present day.
- Scepticism: A Very Short Introduction, by Duncan Pritchard, explores both the advantages of scepticism and how it can have unhelpful social consequences in generating distrust.