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

Thus a worm can react with alarm, but we conscious beings feel our bodies change when we are alarmed, and we can be alerted to consider why we are alarmed and what we want to do about it. The amount of energy that they expend in that process at times is significant. The book reveals a lot about the Jewish community’s practices and political position in 17th-century Amsterdam. Spinoza’s odyssey is inspiring, as is Damasio’s obvious admiration of it, and his own efforts to model his own life as a scientist on a comparable philosophical framework.

One branch of organisms were most successful with the development of sensitivities to the outside world-seeing, hearing, touch-that combined with increasing mobility, allowed them to flee predation and find nourishment. Por ter sido e por termos acontecido. There Spinoza participated in the Jewish community, but eventually was alienated from it, because he had attained views of his own, characteristic of the Enlightenment.

And it is quite clear that an emotion can shape the course of a person’s actions fe time, as when someone stays in bed all day because he feels depressed. En busca de Spinoza. He was born into a moderately prosperous Jewish family, but eventually renounced both his material and religious heritage.

Do feelings, or the idea of the feeling or the feeling of the idea da,asio our philosophical perspectives or intellectual discoveries?

Of particular interest to me was when Damasio indicated that problems in the environment prompt self-preserving behavior. 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. Though I am fascinated by the subject, I do not have formal knowledge to understand all the perspectives detailed in the book.


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Spinoza’s description of this most basic concern can sound almost Darwinian, as, of course, does the neurologist’s. Temperamentally he was reclusive, yet congenial with others in his limited social sphere. Nor do we try to assuage someone’s grief by attending to her bodily sensations; instead we talk about what she is grieving over. Never thought I would understand feelings. Suppose I am delighted that my son has become a doctor. Connosco e com spinozaa que amamos. Por ende, debo confesar que me resulto damxsio libro confuso damadio un tanto absurdo.

I wish Damasio had been clearer in this book about his distinction between emotions and feelings. I found this book to be interesting, applicable to clinical psychology, and, for the most part, easy to read.

Spinoza’s monism covered everything under the sun and beyond. They seem to form a bridge between the sensory and motor systems. The neuroscientist Antonio Damasio writes pleasant, elegant prose. Though perhaps they became able to suppress them at a later stage.

What about the idea that an emotion is a bodily perception? As I get older smileI love it when science and philosophy get personal. But once it was there, it became its own aspect of the human condition, with a language no longer translatable to its physiological foundation. Emotions in general and zpinoza in particular allow humans to make critical decisions quickly, when the situation requires that.

En Busca De Spinoza by Antonio, Damasio

However, found his sentence structuring elaborately wounded I had to read some sentences twice and repetitive. 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.

He generally writes as ve he were advancing a startling discovery, mere hints of which, with the benefit of hindsight, can be extracted from Spinoza and James. For example, should we forget about arguing politics and just focus on the underlying “feeling of the idea” we’re arguing about?


En Busca De Spinoza

Damaaio, Damasio falls back into the usual scientific collapse of mind into body. This in and of itself was quite impressive and perhaps demonstrates the fields e. I liked his style of writing, was entertained with his fascination with Spinoza, and inspired by his passion for neuroscience.

Although he suggests that Spinoza foreshadowed current research findings, Spinoza’s musings on these issues, however prescient, can’t be much more than dmaasio guesses about what neuroscience now knows.

Never thought I would understand Spinoza. The associations of emotions ,feelings with the neural mapping of body states was interesting to read but I did not really grasp everything under that and same with Emotions vs reflexes, Feelings vs background emotions.

I can overlook these because I think the author’s use of language is imprecise. Later leading philosophers of the Enlightenment e.

Refresh and try again. Emotions at least in animals with more than a rudimentary nervous system exist to motivate an individual to seek things that favor survival and reproduction shelter, food, sexand to avoid threatening things excessive heat or cold, predators, reproductive rivals. A feeling, on the other hand, enters consciousness and additionally involves parts of the brain related to deliberate behavior.

Antonio Damasio successfully connects the most recent discoveries of neuroscience with the conclusions Spinoza reached in his study, almost years ago. He was the first to understand the relationship with the environment, and the ethics of emotions.

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.

Offered it to several friends. Nov 29, Jon Stout rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Damasio ties Spinoza’s philosophy and modern neuroscience very well together and that’s the beef on this book.