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

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Price
$18.99
Publisher
Mariner Books
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Pages
368
Dimensions
5.36 X 8.1 X 0.85 inches | 0.77 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780156028714

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About the Author

ANTONIO DAMASIO is the David Dornsife Professor of Neuroscience and Director of the Brain and Creativity Institute at the University of Southern California. He is also an adjunct professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla. He is a member of both the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Descartes' Error was an international bestseller. The Feeling of What Happens has been translated into seventeen languages.

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PRAISE FOR THE FEELING OF WHAT HAPPENS

"One of the best brain stories of the decade . . . This is a must-read book for anyone wanting a neurologist's perspective on one of the greatest unsolved mysteries."--The New York Times Book Review

"The first truly compelling neurobiological account of the self . . . A remarkable work of intellectual daring."--Nature

"What makes his views so noteworthy is that they're grounded not in theoretical musings but in years of clinical research."--Time

"The book's clear, beautiful language, its fascinating case studies and the way in which it brings difficult scientific issues to life . . . may actually make it a landmark in the interdisciplinary project of consciousness research."--Scientific American

PRAISE FOR DESCARTES' ERROR

"A tour de force of sheer reflective imagination."--The Times Literary Supplement

"In Descartes' Error, he brings all these gifts together in a fascinating exploration of the biology of research and its inseparable dependence on emotion."--Oliver Sacks
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