Jesse Prinz

Jesse Prinz is professor of philosophy at the City University of New York. His latest book is Beyond Human Nature (2012).

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A reproduction detail of the Chauvet-Pont d’Arc cave painting believed to be around 36,000 years old. Photo by Patrick Aventurier/Getty Images

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How wonder works

One emotion inspired our greatest achievements in science, art and religion. We can manipulate it – but why do we have it?

Jesse Prinz