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.

Author: Tura Tozragore
Country: Luxembourg
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Personal Growth
Published (Last): 4 September 2010
Pages: 195
PDF File Size: 19.79 Mb
ePub File Size: 1.61 Mb
ISBN: 664-5-22814-728-7
Downloads: 58736
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: JoJojora

For these alone, the book is worth reading. 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. Spinoza was a Portuguese Jew whose family fled the inquisition for a relatively tolerant Holland.

Second, Damasio is wise not to deal at length with Spinoza’s take on philosophical questions like “free will” and the “mind-body” problem. 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.

En Busca De Spinoza by Antonio, Damasio

Consequently, Damasio falls back into the usual scientific collapse of spinoa into body. Buscaa I am fascinated by the subject, I do not have formal knowledge to understand all the perspectives detailed in the book. I’m still learning and studying his writings. 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. In the seventeenth century, the philosopher Spinoza devoted much of his life’s work examining how these emotions supported human survival, yet hundreds of years later the biological roots of what we feel remain a mystery.


En Busca De Spinoza

This book is, by turns, interesting and frustrating. Emotions, whether conscious or not, are what motivates animal behavior. Joy, Sorrow, and the Feeling Brain, was published in 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.

It was interesting to read and get to know about this philosopher and Damasio is a first-grade neuroscientist and a decent writer on that matter as well. The universe is one glorious or morbid whole, a stone, light waves, a hydrogen atom, smoke from the fireplace, a human being all equally reflecting that immutable being. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Not an easy book to go through. He lived from toentirely in Holland. Trivia About Looking for Spino They seem to form a bridge between the sensory and motor systems. Damasio has a lot to say about emotions and the structure of the brain, some of it exhaustingly detailed.

I liked his style of writing, was entertained with his fascination with Spinoza, and inspired by his passion for neuroscience. Ele foi um precursor – censurado e combatido – do Iluminismo. Therefore my emotion cannot be identical to my bodily sensations — for the two have different objects. Feb samasio, Drenda added it. The person will still avoid the nusca stimulus without giving much thought as to why.


Spinoza was right about all this, against Descartes, among others. He is also in the editorial board of many important journals in the field.

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. Inspired by Descartes’ Errorand interested in a neurologist’s interest in philosophers, I sought out Spnoza for Spinoza.

Feb 17, Freddie Berg rated it it was amazing. Initially skipped a few sections on the complexity of neural electricity. For me, glimpses into Spinoza’s dpinoza interspersed with the technical interpretations added allure to the presentation.

Ao mesmo tempo que se abarca. His current work involves the social emotions, decision neuroscience and creativity. 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 soinoza be one.

Spinoza is one of the most underrated philosophers in history, and is an important philosopher for neuroscientists. Nonetheless, a difficult but worthwhile read.