En busca de Spinoza: neurobiología de la emoción y los sentimientos (Imago Mundi) | Antonio R. Damasio, Joandomènec Ros | ISBN: Find En Busca De Spinoza by Antonio, Damasio at Biblio. Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers. Looking for Spinoza has ratings and reviews. In Looking for Spinoza: Joy, Sorrow, and the Feeling Brain Antonio Damasio uses neurological and.

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For example, should we forget about arguing politics and just focus on the underlying “feeling of the idea” we’re arguing about?

How to life a good life and how to alleviate ourselves from suffering – aren’t these the things we’re all looking for? Damasio says that emotions are instinctual reactions that all animals have as a way of coping with environmental stimuli. The first half covers the neurobiology of emotional life. A mente perde o seu trono por instantes.

Mar 04, Freddie Berg rated it it was amazing. Never thought I would understand the psychophysiology and chemistry of the brain. Ele foi um precursor – censurado e combatido – do Iluminismo. And it is quite clear that an emotion can shape the course of a person’s actions over time, as when someone stays in bed all day because he feels depressed. Can get a bit too technical and sciencey, also the writing isn’t as fluid as others Perhaps there’s a lot of “feelings of ideas” in the writing style which clouds the sentence syntax: As a researcher, Dr.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Damasio is a prominent researcher in the field of neurology and has written a series of books describing the achievements in his field to the lay public. Feb 19, Drenda added it.

Looking for Spinoza: Joy, Sorrow, and the Feeling Brain

The sciences since the Enlightenment have come to the problem from the side of the body and many in that community have dealt with it by simply collapsing the mind into the body, claiming that with enough time, research will eliminate mind musings with complex neural mappings. Not once does Damasio refe For a devastating critique of this book see: Neuroscience-wise, there were new things for me and but especially the latter part of the book, the semi-biographical account of Spinoza was completely unknown to me beforehand.


Do feelings, or the idea of the feeling or the feeling of the idea guide our philosophical perspectives or intellectual discoveries?

But what does that mean for us humans? The low point came with the rather absurd statement that placing self-preservation and it’s biological mechanisms at the center of human ethical systems was in no way problematic, as if that hadn’t been the ostensible justification for a horde of repugnant choices, national efforts and reform programs throughout history.

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

Tendemos a creer que lo oculto es el origen de lo que se expresa. For instance, a person who is capable of consciousness amtonio have a “je ne sais quoi” sensation of fear on encountering an animal or object or situation with which the individual has had a negative xpinoza in the past, even if that has been forgotten. Aug 18, Fred Melden rated it liked it. Por isso eu gostei do livro.

I liked his style of writing, was entertained with his fascination with Spinoza, and inspired by his passion for neuroscience. What is good about Damasio’s writing, especially in the earlier books, is that he doesn’t do much dumbing down of the material, by avoiding technical terms, to appeal to the “general reader”, as too many “science writers” do. Then at one point in damasii book he almost implies that cells themselves are conscious. On the whole, if you have time to spare, you will find some interesting facts here, both about how the brain works and about Spinoza.

If two academics differ in their theories do they also have a differing underlying “feel” of their worlds? We can describe neural patterns-with the tools of neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and neuro- chemistry-and we can describe images with the tools of introspection.

So we have biologists who have their language for best describing the world, the physicists who use the language of the atom-why not be inclusive antobio Spinoza encourages and allow the language of the geologist, the sociologist, the chef and the beekeeper. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. When Damasio writes about the neurology of the feeling brainit is easy to vusca the author’s love for his subject.

The entire machinery of feelings is explained in detail from the conception of the thought that triggers emotion, the sensing of the body antonnio to form the body maps, the simulated body states and how the actual and simulated states contribute to the mental experience and all this to the homeostatic regulation. Die had Een zware bevalling, maar wel wel zeer de moeite. However, arguments among philosophers who care about such things are still going on sinoza to whether Spinoza’s opinions actually represented atheism, agnosticism, “panentheism”, or “pantheism” which has generally been attributed to Spinoza.


Spinoza’s monism covered everything under the sun and beyond.

En Busca De Spinoza by Antonio, Damasio

Spinoza is one of the most underrated philosophers in history, and is an important philosopher for neuroscientists. So far not as good as “Blink” or “Opening Skinner’s Box”.

As far as the two chapters on Spinoza are concerned, they may be the most interesting part of the book in spite of their brevity. Spinoza could not deliberate on the physiological basis of human sensing, emoting and cognition since it was exactly in his time that the first scientific studies of the human body were being made.

Never thought I would understand Spinoza. This may be surprising to some, but it’s not an especially radical idea. 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. His philosopher hero, Spinoza, would not have allowed such a collapse, since that eliminates an aspect of a thing, and Spinoza was all about inclusion.

View all 3 comments. What are the first two books in the trilogy?

We do often cry because we are sad — even though the crying can work to augment the feeling. The neuroscientist Antonio Damasio writes pleasant, elegant prose. The associations of emotions ,feelings with the neural mapping of body states was interesting to read but I did not really grasp everything under that and same with Emotions vs reflexes, Feelings vs background emotions.

How we get from the former to the latter is known only in part p.

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