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18 quotes from Descartes’ Error: Emotion, Reason and the Human Brain: ‘The distinction between diseases of brain and mind, between neurological pro. Buy O Erro de Descartes (Portuguese Edition) by António Damásio (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery. A este propósito, hay que señalar que el Error de Descartes, publicado por Hanna Damasio, Saver entre otros, que hicieron posible que Antonio R. Damasio.

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We are hopelessly late for consciousness” His mistake was to think that there had to be one special spirit unit.

In fact, though, my approach is not only consistent with Damasio, it relies squarely on the work of Damasio and others for its evidence. Amazon Business Service for business customers. Quotes from Descartes’ Error Having grappled with how the two can complement each other for most of my life, I’m digging it.

Descartes’ Error: Emotion, Reason and the Human Brain by António R. Damásio

Lists with This Book. OMG Damasio is a hand full.

We now call spirit ‘force’ or ‘energy’ and Descartes d quite right because thinking is all about electromagnetic fluxes – descares in themselves do not occupy space or have mass. Diseases of the brain are seen as tragedies visited on people who cannot be blamed for their condition, while diseases of the mind, especially those that affect conduct and emotion, are seen as social inconveniences for which sufferers have much to answer.


Given the evidence, it’s dfscartes difficult to argue that the ‘mind’ or ‘soul’ is a non-material essence that exists independent of the physical structure of the brain. His work there on behavioral neurology was done under the supervision of Norman Geschwind. Product details Paperback Publisher: Biological regulation and survival. Quindi ecco la risposta a chi continua a chiedermi: A monumental work, seminal, still relevant, still invigorating, this is Highly Recommended.

Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain.

The book starts out very readable which is uncharacteristic of Damasiothen about half way through the book becomes nearly unreadable which is typical of Damasio.

Emotions are not “irrational”, they are not an enemy, they are an essential part of our intelligence and an important marker for setting goals and making decisions. Return to Book Page. I ordered the book, and now have read it. Write a customer review. Recommended for everyone, who was poisoned by the “enlightened” view, that ratio is inherently superior to emo I would say, it is a must read for anyone, who wants to understand emotions.

Damasio illustrates this through numerous examples, drawn from patients who’ve exerienced brain damage due to trauma or disease, and emerged from the experience with a new personality and mental abilities. Not a great popsci book, not a great introduction to neurobiology? I strongly recommend paying attention to Damasio’s relatively interchangeable use of functions usually seen as properties of mind, and the the circuitry of the brain. But they are also a way of guiding our own judgments and decisions.

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I am not an emotional person. The collective representation of the body constitute the basis for a “concept” of self, much as a collection of representations of shape, size, color, texture, and taste can constitute the basis for the concept of orange.


Dec 27, Angela rated it really liked it Recommended to Angela by: His current work involves the social emotions, decision neuroscience and creativity. It reminds me of The Paradox of Choice, in that it argues a certain philophical position which being strongly rooted in amazing research in that case microeconomics, in this case nuerology. I would say, it dqmasio a must erro for anyone, who wants to understand emotions. Reintegrates the mind, body, emotions and reason through more than just philosophical musings.

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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? I am not sure, for one, that we are much further than Plato in beginning to understand aesthetics so finding even neural correlates with ‘aesthetic states’ seems conceptually doomed; more importantly it feeds into the current neuromanic slop that assumes with the intellectual grasp of a five year old that a mood state, a feeling, something like an aesthetic adjective are simple labels to ‘things’ that exist with the solidity of a stone.

Want to Read saving…. I love the earlier Damasio, and this book has convinced me to give further investigation into more of his previous works!