LOOKING FOR SPINOZA: Joy, Sorrow, and the Feeling Brain. Antonio R. Damasio, Author, Damasio, Author. Harcourt $28 (p) ISBN By ANTONIO DAMASIO FEB. . For the past few years I have been looking for Spinoza, sometimes in books, sometimes in places, and that is. I found the book “Looking for Spinoza: Joy, Sorrow, and the Feeling Brain” by Antonio Damasio an interesting look at the relationship between emotions, feelings.

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Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. That’s because the occupation of philosophers is to argue endlessly about issues that can only be satisfactorily resolved by scientific investigation. Though perhaps they became able to suppress them at a later stage.

The Best Books of Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to damasii. It resurfaced with the romantic worship of nature – Coleridge was a passionate Spinozist – and remained a force to be reckoned with in the world-pictures of both Freud and Einstein.

It makes me think about how crucial early relationships with significant others are. Self Comes to Mind: Demasio’s concepts, while rooted in neuroscience and philosophy, are quite helpful to mental ffor professionals trying to make sense of their patient’s feelings damsio how they contribute to maladaptive behaviors.

Spinoza’s odyssey is inspiring, as is Damasio’s obvious admiration of it, and his own efforts to model his own life as a scientist on a comparable philosophical framework. Newer waves of CBT such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy advance this idea further by acknowledging that we can be observers of our own experience and choose the level at which we will either attend to or feel the stimulus we receive.


Other editions – View all Looking for Spinoza: Joy, Sorrow, and the Feeling Brain Harvest books. One branch of organisms were most successful with the development of sensitivities to the outside world-seeing, hearing, touch-that combined with increasing mobility, allowed them to flee predation and find nourishment. He also takes a fascinating side trip into Spinoza’s philosophy which got me reading “The Ethics,” to my eternal benefit. Aug 28, Xavier Alexandre rated it it was amazing Shelves: I can overlook these because I think the author’s use of language is imprecise.

I feel therefore I am

Antonio Damasio, widely recognized as one of the world’s leading neuroscientists, has for decades been investigating the neurobiological foundations of human life. Read reviews that mention emotions and feelings looking for spinoza mind and body joy and sorrow feelings and emotions feeling brain sntonio competent antonio damasio cognitive behavioral thought provoking spinoza joy sorrow feeling clinical psychology case studies highly recommend mental health descartes error emotions and feeling writing style human beings.

En busca de Spinoza.

damasoi Feb 15, Charles Daney rated it liked it Shelves: Joy, sorrow, jealousy, and awe—these and other feelings are the stuff of our daily lives. One or two triggering events that are not adapted to can lead to landslide of negative life circumstances that seem unbearable.

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The errors of the theory are chiefly those of exaggeration. A great book to know about Spinoza and neuroscience.


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

As a clinician, he and his collaborators study and treat the disorders of behavior and cognition, and movement disorders. Inspired by Descartes’ Errorand interested in a neurologist’s interest in philosophers, I sought out Looking for Spinoza. That feelings are in the most literal sense nothing more or less than a form of neural electricity? Then at one point in the book he almost implies that cells themselves are conscious.

Religious fundamentalists will bristle at the idea of reducing such sensations as spiritual wellbeing to neural electricity.

Spinoza is one of the most underrated philosophers in history, and is an important philosopher for neuroscientists.

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To ask other readers questions about Looking for Spinoza ror, please sign up. Well, the Portuguese Inquisition brutally forced all of its Jews to convert to Catholicism, and perhaps his ancestors were among those Jews. For example, the constant tension and hypervigilence a patient with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder experiences is their body’s natural use of emotions gone awry. Damasio’s new book on feeling and antonko offers unexpected grounds for optimism about our survival and the human condition.

Oct 31, Ari Landa rated it really liked it.

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