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En Busca De Spinoza by Antonio, Damasio

Damasio is originally Portuguese, and I can’t help feeling that he is driven in part by a sense of kinship with a man who might have shared some of his cultural experiences, albeit separated by centuries. Spinoza’s description of this most basic concern can sound almost Darwinian, as, of course, does the neurologist’s. Dec 04, Michael rated it it spunoza ok.

Never thought I would understand the psychophysiology and chemistry of the brain. A mente perde o seu trono por instantes.

I loved this book. Daaruit kan je dit soort pop-pyschologie distilleren, maar dat doet Damasio gelukkig niet. View all 3 comments.

En Busca De Spinoza

Then at one point in the book he almost implies that cells themselves are conscious. But once it was there, it became damadio own aspect of the human condition, with a language no longer translatable to its physiological foundation. Joy, Sorrow, and the Feeling Brain Antonio Damasio uses neurological and physiological markers to delineate the process of emotions and feelings.

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As a researcher, Dr. I may have various sensations in my body that express this emotion — say, lightness in my limbs and a warm feeling in my viscera. There Spinoza participated in the Jewish community, but eventually was alienated from it, because he had attained views of his own, characteristic of the Enlightenment. Return to Book Page. Although he suggests that Spinoza foreshadowed current research findings, Spinoza’s musings on these issues, however prescient, can’t be much more than lucky guesses about what neuroscience now knows.

On my all time favorites shelf. Dmasio himself provides a hint as to how this might be done. Por ter sido e por termos acontecido. Looking for Spinoza is essentially two books wishing it could be one.

Published December 1st by Mariner Books first published The main concern of his scientific career has been to understand the mechanisms underlying “emotions” and “feelings”. Paperbackpages. It’s true that Spinoza was perhaps the most noteworthy Western philosopher of the preceding or so years to flatly reject dogma of the polluted swamp of traditional religion. It wn seems that he picked up only part of the solution from Spinoza.

Die daamasio namelijk alles al min of spinoaa correct uitgedacht en daar zijn Ethica op gebaseerd. Unfortunately, for a man whose major life events consisted of excommunication, writing philosophy and grinding lenses until he died, there is Looking for Spinoza is essentially two books wishing it could be one.

As I get older smileI love it when science and philosophy get personal. Por mais um dia. Inspired by Descartes’ Errorand interested in a neurologist’s interest in philosophers, I sought out Looking for Spinoza.

Damasio lays out an interesting overview for a lay reader of how the brain operates as a self regulatory system, connecting this self-regulation to emotions and feelings. Soinoza do often cry because we are sad — even though the crying can work to augment the feeling.


Mar 04, Freddie Berg rated it it was amazing. Offered it to several friends.

It was interesting to read and get to know about this philosopher and Damasio is a first-grade neuroscientist and a decent writer on that matter as well.

Are things like “fear”, “pleasure”, “shame”, etc. There is causal interplay between feelings and their bodily expression, rather than a one-way dependence. He is also a very informed reader of Spinoza and part of the charm of this book, and there is much charm to be found here, is that he is more than willing to expand on both his field and his interest.

Looking for Spinoza: Joy, Sorrow, and the Feeling Brain by António R. Damásio

But what does that mean for us humans? Much of the research on Spinoza is in Portuguese, showing some intensive effort. He admits that neurology can’t bridge the gap between mind issues and brain issues: Lange, who thought of it independently in the ‘s.

The person will still avoid the particular stimulus without giving much thought as to why. Nor do we try to assuage someone’s grief by attending to her bodily sensations; instead we talk about what she is grieving over. Dec 20, Ana C.