Looking for Spinoza: Joy, Sorrow, and the Feeling Brain

Looking for Spinoza: Joy, Sorrow, and the Feeling Brain

by Antonio Damasio
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Looking for Spinoza: Joy, Sorrow, and the Feeling Brain by Antonio Damasio

The last in a trilogy of books that investigates the philosophical and scientific foundations of human life

 

Joy, sorrow, jealousy, and awe—these and other feelings are the stuff of our daily lives. 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. Leading neuroscientist Antonio Damasio—whose earlier books explore rational behavior and the notion of the self—rediscovers a man whose work ran counter to all the thinking of his day, pairing Spinoza's insights with his own innovative scientific research to help us understand what we're made of, and what we're here for.

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ISBN-13: 9780156028714
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 12/01/2003
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 432,269
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.95(d)

About the Author

Antonio Damasio is the Van Allen Professor and head of the department of neurology at the University of Iowa Medical Center and is an adjunct professor at the Salk Institute in San Diego. Descartes' Error was nominated for the Los Angeles Times Book Award, and has been translated into twenty-three languages. He lives in Iowa City and Chicago.

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Looking for Spinoza: Joy, Sorrow, and the Feeling Brain 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an exceptional book. The science is clearly well conducted and researched, and it is very well written. At times it reaches an almost passionate and poetic quality which works beautifully with the topic of human emotion and feeling. This provides relief and balance to the challenge presented by the intellectual demand of understanding the science.
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