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No puede tampoco decirse que Spinoza haya sido una persona que haya ido avanzando por la vida teniendo en cuenta las normas de su tiempo. 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. Not once does Damasio refer to it by this name, and he makes only very cursory reference to James’s version of the theory.

A mente perde o seu trono por instantes. Published December 1st by Mariner Books first published But once it was there, it became its own aspect of the human condition, with a language no longer translatable to its physiological foundation.

Damasio says that emotions are instinctual reactions that all animals have as a way of famasio with environmental stimuli. As a researcher, Dr.

Temperamentally he was reclusive, yet congenial with others in his limited social sphere. Return to Book Page. I assume most people who fall under the mantel of biology would say the same. To ask other readers questions about Looking for Spinozaplease sign up.


Perhaps, offering a metaphor of an unpleasant feeling being akin to a physical marker of pain e.

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

My bodily sensations are directed to my body and my emotion is directed to my son. Buscz book is, by turns, interesting and frustrating. I love Damasio’s drive to fit his scientific work into a philosophical overview, which is both theoretical and personal. Ao mesmo tempo que se abarca. That entailed the development of an advanced nervous system, which needed to become more complex as the world became more complex.

It results, rather, from the horribleness of what my grief is about; my bodily sensations may not be particularly horrible in themselves. The neuroscientist Antonio Damasio writes pleasant, elegant prose.

Wpinoza sentimiento es lo que realmente cuenta.

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

Emotions in general and feelings in particular allow humans to make critical decisions quickly, when the situation requires that. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. In the avoidance of unwanted feelings sometimes more emotional damage emanates rather than in accepting feelings as indicators that something in going on within. Goed, diepgaand boek over de neurologie van emoties en de daaruit volgende morele en ethische consequenties. This was far too much Nietzsche in sheeps clothing and far too little virtue.

This was mostly before what historians consider the “Age of Enlightenment”, which flowered in the 18th century. It took laborious effort to trudge through the concepts in the book.

Quotes from Looking for Spino As I get older smileI love it when science and philosophy get personal. For example, if spinoaz 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.


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. 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.

Against these are the convoluted writing style – probably the result of writing in a second language – and the rather tenuous tie between Spinoza and the discussion o Damasio has little light to shed on Spinoza, mostly because xpinoza latter lived a very private life.

One example would lie in Damasio’s distinction between emotions and feelings, which I had previously taken to be roughly synonomous. But for Damasio, it seems, an emotion is represented in the brain only in certain specific regions, and may or may not appear in consciousness. If two academics differ in their theories do they also have a differing underlying “feel” of their worlds? Not an easy book to go through.

I read the book with an open mind yet could not help but think of my clients as their difficulties with feelings, affect, and emotion regulation are relevant to the topic.

Not once does Damasio refe For a devastating critique of this book see: