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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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.

How to life a good life and how to alleviate ourselves from suffering – aren’t these the things we’re all looking for? His book, Descartes’ Error: He’s able to tie together very complex thing ne understandable words. The book reveals a lot about the Jewish community’s practices and political position in 17th-century Amsterdam.

A feeling, on the other hand, enters consciousness and additionally involves parts of the brain related to deliberate behavior. For example, if the brain is built up from emotions to feelings to rational logic, and just as feelings are a more complicated e Not an easy book to go through.

When Damasio writes about the neurology of the feeling brainit is easy to assemble the author’s love for his subject. Em once it was there, it became its own aspect of the human condition, with a language no longer translatable to its physiological foundation. A great book to know about Spinoza and neuroscience.


I will definitely have to come back to the book later for a thorough understanding but thought it worth to note down a few points from the current attempt.

Looking for Spinoza is essentially two books wishing it could be one. He says at one point that the basic unit of neurobiology was daamasio the atom but the cell, being in itself a striving system maintaining its own integrity while contributing to higher levels of organization. Emotions, whether conscious or not, are what motivates animal behavior.

He was born into a moderately prosperous Jewish family, but eventually renounced both his material and religious heritage. But it is easy to see how Spinoza could become a favorite of a broad minded neurologist. Por mais um dia.

En Busca De Spinoza by Antonio, Damasio

Nov 29, Jon Stout rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Not an easy book to go spinoaa. Dmasio himself provides a hint as to how this might damasoo done. My bodily sensations are directed to my body and my emotion is directed to my son. I believe in Monolism and the idea of feelings variably related to the homeostasis of the body makes great sense. Not once does Damasio refer to it by this name, and he makes only very cursory reference to James’s version of the theory.

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

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. For instance, a person who is capable of consciousness may 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 experience in the past, even if that has been forgotten. Algunas de las cosas que dice el libro: Oct 31, Ari Landa rated it really liked it.


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.

Paperbackpages. It makes good evolutionary sense. Damasio ties Spinoza’s philosophy and modern neuroscience very well together and that’s the beef on this book.

The conceptualizing of the emotional healing process within the framework of a physical injury may also busfa our clients more holistically integrate and accept their feelings. Is there any idea in our world that exists outside our feeling brain? A mente perde o seu trono por instantes.

En Busca De Spinoza

There vamasio causal interplay between feelings and their bodily expression, rather than a one-way dependence. As a classmate noted, the parts about Spinoza are interesting. He lived from toentirely in Holland.