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As anyone even remotely familiar with this topic is aware, what Damasio presents here is ddamasio as the ”James-Lange” theory of emotion, after the two psychologists, William James and Carl G. 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.

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

Feb 17, Freddie Berg rated it it was amazing. It was interesting to read and get to know about this philosopher and Damasio is a first-grade neuroscientist and a decent writer dqmasio that matter as well. Por ter sido e por termos acontecido.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. So we have biologists who have their language for sspinoza describing the world, the physicists who use the language of the atom-why not be inclusive as Spinoza encourages and allow the language of the geologist, the sociologist, the chef and the beekeeper.

Leading neuroscientist Antonio Damasio—whose earlier books explore rational behavior and the notion of the self—rediscovers a man whose work ran counter to all the thinking of his day, pairing Spinoza’s insights with his own innovative scientific research to help us understand what we’re made of, and what we’re here for.


I liked this book but found wn parts weary to read.

En Busca De Spinoza by Antonio, Damasio

At least Spinoza managed to escape the fates of other “heretics” like Giordano Bruno and Galileo. Joy, Sorrow, and the Feeling Brain Antonio Damasio uses neurological and physiological markers to delineate the process of emotions and feelings. But the key area for me was in matching what I might introspectively think and feel, with Damasio’s experimentally substantiated knowledge of the routes through the neural pathways that electrical and chemical signals follow.

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But it is easy to see how Spinoza could become a favorite of a broad minded neurologist. 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. But what does that buxca for us humans? Ele foi um precursor – censurado e combatido – do Iluminismo.

It appears that Damasio wanted to write on what eamasio him about Spinoza, but didn’t have enough to fill a whole book. He says at one point that the basic unit of neurobiology was not the atom but the cell, being in itself a striving system maintaining its own integrity while contributing to higher levels of organization. The person will still avoid the particular stimulus without giving much thought as to why.

However, arguments among philosophers who care about such things are still going on as to whether Spinoza’s opinions actually represented atheism, agnosticism, “panentheism”, or “pantheism” which has generally been attributed to Spinoza. 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. Damasio has a lot to say spiinoza emotions and the structure of spinozs brain, some spinozz it exhaustingly detailed.


Both start from a foundation of human behavior that centers in the individual’s basic need to maintain itself. 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.

The conceptualizing of the emotional sponoza process within the framework of a physical injury may also help our clients more holistically integrate and accept their feelings. Em forma de riso e choro, chamamento, abandono. But Damasio also claims that knowing these details we must be able to willfully regulate our emotions and our exposure to the associated environment. Jan 26, Divya Palevski rated it liked it. Nunca pensei que fosse explicar os sentimentos assim!

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

His second book, The Feeling of What Happens: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It makes me think about how crucial early relationships with significant others are.

What about the idea that an emotion is a bodily perception? At any rate, spioza how I interpret Damasio’s thesis, and if I’ve misinterpreted it, a lack of clarity may be the reason. Made me even more grateful to doctors and healers of all stripes and plaids. I assume most people who fall under the mantel of biology would say the same.