Jean-Didier Vincent

The Biology of Passions Publication date : March 1, 2002

What is love? Can Romeo’s love for Juliet be explained? What is the nature of desire? What are pleasure and pain? What is the love of power and domination? Transcending the usual division between mind and body, Jean-Didier Vincent’s new “theory of the emotions” offers a wholistic view of human beings.

ean-Didier Vincent teaches at the Institut universitaire de France, and heads the Institut Alfred-Fessard at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, at Gif-sur-Yvette, near Paris. He is the author of several works published by Editions Odile Jacob, including La Chair et le Diable and La Vie est une fable . He is the co-author, with Luc Ferry, of Qu’est-ce que l’homme?