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. Damasio has a lot to say about emotions and the structure of the brain, some of it exhaustingly deta. : En busca de Spinoza () by ANTONIO DAMASIO and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available.

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Refresh and try again. 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 spinoaz experiences, albeit separated by centuries. Offered it to several friends. It rewarded me in several ways, first by extending my understanding of how emotions as a biological concept are continuous with feelings as a conscious, mental phenomenon, and second by providing a guided, personal investigation into the life of Bento-Baruch-Benedict Spinoza.

En Busca De Spinoza by Antonio, Damasio

So far not as good as “Blink” or “Opening Skinner’s Box”. I would have liked to see a bit more speculation at damsaio end of the book regarding possible implications of this idea. Damasio is a first-grade neuroscientist and a decent writer on that matter as well. To ask other readers questions about Looking for Spinozaplease sign up.

Feb 17, Freddie Berg rated it it was amazing. Then, he further integrates these scientific findings with social studies. Os mecanismos, permanecem, no entanto, semi obscuros. He is also in the editorial board of many important journals in the field.

I believe in Monolism and the idea of feelings variably related to the homeostasis of the body makes great sense. I will definitely have to come back to the book later for a thorough understanding but thought it worth to budca down a few points from the current attempt.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Nov 12, Buscaa rated it it was ok. 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. Die had Een zware bevalling, maar wel wel zeer de moeite. That samasio it’s a very smart book that explains a lot and also invites a lot of questions regarding the implications of feelings on the cognitive brain.


Nor do we try to assuage someone’s grief by attending to her bodily sensations; instead we talk about what she is grieving over.

Want to Read saving…. His research has helped to elucidate the neural basis for the emotions epinoza has shown that emotions play a central role in social cognition and decision-making.

The main concern of his scientific career has been to understand the mechanisms underlying “emotions” and “feelings”. El sentimiento es lo que realmente cuenta. Spinoza was buxca Portuguese Jew whose spinozz fled the inquisition for a relatively tolerant Holland.

An excellent explication of many issues. The amount of energy that they expend in that process at times is significant. Paperbackpages. It also seems that he picked up only part of the solution from Spinoza.

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

Never thought I would understand Spinoza. Never thought I would understand the psychophysiology and chemistry of the brain. Spinoza is one of the most underrated philosophers in history, and is an important philosopher for neuroscientists. The book has a lot of technical information and relational connections between the machinery of the brain and the mind. I believe in Monolism and the idea of feelings variably related to the homeostasis of the b I liked this book but found some parts weary to read.

The James-Lange theory fails because it ignores what philosophers call the intentionality of emotion — that is, what emotions are about, their representational content, which are generally things outside the body.

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. Published December 1st by Mariner Books first published Unfortunately, aside from that, this book, first published inis somewhat of a disappointment.


In addition, I found the distinction between emotion and feeling enlightening. Not once does Damasio refe For a devastating critique of this book see: First, Damasio alludes in passing only to a few places in Spinoza’s writing that deal with the psychology of emotions and feelings.

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

Aug 18, Fred Melden rated it liked it. His current work involves the social emotions, decision neuroscience and creativity. I liked this book but found some parts weary to read. One example would lie in Damasio’s distinction between emotions and feelings, which I had previously taken to be husca synonomous. Many clients seek therapy for problems they have related to attachment or interpersonal skills. Much of the research on Spinoza is in Portuguese, showing some intensive effort. Spinoza was right about all this, against Descartes, among others.

For homo sapiens, for example, the world became spioza complex when individuals had to deal with group interaction and social responsibilities.

This was mostly before what historians consider the “Age of Enlightenment”, which flowered in daamsio 18th century. If you’re interested in much discussion of Spinoza’s philosophy, the present book is disappointing on this too, for at least three soinoza. At least Spinoza managed to escape the fates of other “heretics” like Giordano Bruno and Galileo. It results, rather, from the horribleness of what my grief is about; my bodily sensations may not be particularly horrible in themselves. Never thought I would understand feelings.

Oct 31, Ari Landa rated it really liked it.

However, found his sentence structuring elaborately wounded I had to read some sentences twice and repetitive. Jan 28, Dragos C Butuzea rated it really liked it.