By Antonio R. Damasio
The final in a trilogy of books that investigates the philosophical and medical foundations of human existence
Joy, sorrow, jealousy, and awe—these and different emotions are the stuff of our day-by-day lives. within the 17th century, the thinker Spinoza committed a lot of his life's paintings analyzing how those feelings supported human survival, but countless numbers of years later the organic roots of what we consider stay a secret.
Leading neuroscientist Antonio Damasio—whose past books discover rational habit and the concept of the self—rediscovers a guy whose paintings ran counter to the entire taking into consideration his day, pairing Spinoza's insights together with his personal leading edge medical examine to aid us comprehend what we're made from, and what we're the following for.
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Looking for Spinoza: Joy, Sorrow, and the Feeling Brain by Antonio R. Damasio