The Feeling of What Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness / Edition 1

The Feeling of What Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness / Edition 1

by Antonio Damasio
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0156010755

ISBN-13: 9780156010757

Pub. Date: 10/28/2000

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


The publication of this book is an event in the making. All over the world scientists, psychologists, and philosophers are waiting to read Antonio Damasio's new theory of the nature of consciousness and the construction of the self. A renowned and revered scientist and clinician, Damasio has spent decades following amnesiacs down hospital corridors, waiting for

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The publication of this book is an event in the making. All over the world scientists, psychologists, and philosophers are waiting to read Antonio Damasio's new theory of the nature of consciousness and the construction of the self. A renowned and revered scientist and clinician, Damasio has spent decades following amnesiacs down hospital corridors, waiting for comatose patients to awaken, and devising ingenious research using PET scans to piece together the great puzzle of consciousness. In his bestselling Descartes' Error, Damasio revealed the critical importance of emotion in the making of reason. Building on this foundation, he now shows how consciousness is created. Consciousness is the feeling of what happens-our mind noticing the body's reaction to the world and responding to that experience. Without our bodies there can be no consciousness, which is at heart a mechanism for survival that engages body, emotion, and mind in the glorious spiral of human life. A hymn to the possibilities of human existence, a magnificent work of ingenious science, a gorgeously written book, The Feeling of What Happens is already being hailed as a classic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780156010757
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
267,324
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.03(d)

Table of Contents

PART I Introduction 1(33)
Stepping into the Light
3(30)
PART II Feeling and Knowing 33(98)
Emotion and Feeling
35(47)
Core Consciousness
82(25)
The Hint Half Hinted
107(24)
PART III A Biology for Knowing 131(146)
The Organism and the Object
133(35)
The Making of Core Consciousness
168(27)
Extended Consciousness
195(39)
The Neurology of Consciousness
234(43)
PART IV Bound to Know 277(40)
Feeling Feelings
279(17)
Using Consciousness
296(16)
Under the Light
312(5)
Appendix Notes on Mind and Brain 317(19)
Endnotes 336(30)
Acknowledgements 366(3)
Index 369(17)
About the Author 386

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