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
     
 

ISBN-10: 0156010755

ISBN-13: 9780156010757

Pub. Date: 10/28/2000

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The superb researcher, humanist, and author of Descartes' Error binds the body to the spirit in an exploration of consciousness 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…  See more details below

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The superb researcher, humanist, and author of Descartes' Error binds the body to the spirit in an exploration of consciousness 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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780156010757
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
370,792
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.03(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. IIntroduction1
Ch. 1Stepping into the Light3
Pt. IIFeeling and Knowing33
Ch. 2Emotion and Feeling35
Ch. 3Core Consciousness82
Ch. 4The Hint Half Hinted107
Pt. IIIA Biology for Knowing131
Ch. 5The Organism and the Object133
Ch. 6The Making of Core Consciousness168
Ch. 7Extended Consciousness195
Ch. 8The Neurology of Consciousness234
Pt. IVBound to Know277
Ch. 9Feeling Feelings279
Ch. 10Using Consciousness296
Ch. 11Under the Light312
AppendixNotes on Mind and Brain317
Endnotes336
Acknowledgments366
Index369
About the Author386

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