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.

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No puede tampoco decirse que Spinoza haya sido una per Es un trabajo serio y por eso spiboza doy 3. Spinoza’s monism covered everything under the sun and beyond. 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.

Tendemos a creer que lo oculto es el origen de lo que se expresa. You may well find the same information more clearly presented elsewhere. That said 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.

Por ende, debo confesar que me resulto un libro confuso y un tanto antohio. That has been left far behind as the search is on for neural mappings wherein many nerve pathways are combined with chemical pathways in order to produce the smallest change in an organism. Por ter sido e por termos acontecido. I loved this book. Nunca pensei que fosse explicar os sentimentos assim! 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.

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

Antonio Damasio successfully connects the most recent discoveries of neuroscience with the conclusions Spinoza reached in his study, almost years ago. Emotions in general and feelings in particular allow humans to make critical decisions quickly, when the situation requires that.


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

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.

I think anonio people in the western tradition, and with the obvious exceptions, would deny Damasio’s outline of how consciousness came about.

Looking for Spinoza: Joy, Sorrow, and the Feeling 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. At any rate, that’s how I interpret Damasio’s thesis, and if I’ve misinterpreted it, a lack of clarity may be the reason.

The book has a lot of technical information and relational connections between the machinery of the brain and the mind. Spinoza could not deliberate on the physiological basis of hum Damasio is a prominent researcher in the field of neurology and has written a series of books describing the achievements in his field to the lay public.

This was far too much Nietzsche in sheeps clothing and far too little virtue. He is also a very informed reader of Spinoza and part of the charm of this book, and there is much charm to be found here, is that he is more than willing to expand on both his field and his interest. He is also in the editorial board of many important journals in the field.

En Busca De Spinoza by Antonio, Damasio

Thus a worm can react with alarm, but we conscious beings feel our bodies change when we are alarmed, and we can be budca to consider why we are alarmed and what we want to do about it. 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 Looking for Spinoza.


The sciences since the Enlightenment have come to the problem from the side of the body and many in that community have dealt with it by simply collapsing the spinoaa into the body, claiming that with enough time, research will eliminate mind musings with complex neural mappings. No one really denies the trouble that happens with the appearance of that ultimate organizer, consciousness.

Die had Een zware bevalling, maar wel antonuo zeer de moeite. I’m still learning and studying his writings. Damasio lays out an interesting overview for a lay reader of how the brain operates as a self regulatory system, connecting this self-regulation to emotions and feelings. The author also spends some time about other theories of Spinoza, among others how happiness can be obtained, worth reading too at any rate.

En Busca De Spinoza

One example would lie in Damasio’s distinction between emotions and feelings, which I had previously taken to be roughly synonomous. He was born into a moderately prosperous Jewish family, but eventually renounced both his material and religious heritage.

Second, Damasio is wise not to deal at length with Spinoza’s take on philosophical questions like “free will” and the “mind-body” problem. The James-Lange theory fails because it ignores what philosophers call the sppinoza of emotion — that is, what emotions are about, their representational content, which are generally things outside the body.

For example, if the brain is built up from emotions to feelings to rational logic, and just busc feelings are a more complicated e Not an sntonio book to go through. But the object of my delight is not my body; it is my son’s success. Spock of Star Trek, could have successfully evolved without the help of emotions.

Jan 28, Dragos C Butuzea rated it really liked it.