These new methods are not without rigor, though. Damasio and his colleagues examine patients with disruptions and interruptions in consciousness and take deep insights from these tragic lives while offering greater comfort and meaning to the sufferers. His thesis, that our sense of self arises from our need to map relations between self and others, is firmly rooted in medical and evolutionary research but stands up well to self-examination. His examples from the weird world of neurology are unsettling yet deeply humanizing--real people with serious problems spring to life in the pages, but they are never reduced to their deficits. The Feeling of What Happens captures the spirit of discovery as it plunges deeper than ever into the darkest waters yet. --Rob Lightner --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This scholar deserves all the respect, such scholarship and insight are rare in this age omniscient pseudo science that over simplifies the complexity of a human brain. Read morePublished 8 months ago by John S. Pieri
I am a philosophy graduate student focusing on the philosophy of mind and as such frequently read up on neuroscience, AI, and such to find something of use or relevance for my... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Andreas Falke
This book should really have been called Emotional Intelligence, but sadly that title was taken.
If all those who read Emotional Intelligence by Goleman had read this instead,... Read more
I've been teaching Philosophy for 10 years, but some of the ideas presented here genuinely staggered me. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Stephen Miller
By this time, there has been considerable praise already written for this book. I'll simply add my praise to the aggregate whole. Read morePublished on April 20, 2012 by barryb
"There would have been good reason to expect that, as the new century started the expanding brain sciences would make emotion part of their agenda.... But that... Read morePublished on January 17, 2011 by edincalifornia
While this book starts basically from the same premises as Mr. Dennett's Consciousness Explained, it arrives at slightly different conclusions, which are less counterintuitive and... Read morePublished on January 15, 2010 by A. Panda
Tony Damasio is a leader in cognitive neuroscience but is annoying in some ways. His followers are the New York Times reading pseudointellectuals I usually stay away from. Read morePublished on November 18, 2009 by HM