is a historian of ideas and a philosopher. Passions and Tempers: A History of the Humours
(Ecco, 2007), was a New York Times Book Review
Editors’ Choice and a Washington Post
Best Non-Fiction Book for 2007. The Ceiling Outside: The Science and Experience of the Disrupted Mind
was published by Basic Books in Spring 2022. She is an Associate Fellow of the Warburg Institute and an Honorary Fellow of the Centre for the Politics of Feelings (London), and a Research Associate at the Institut Jean Nicod (Paris).
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