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

The following is a review of Antonio Damasio‘s book, Looking for Spinoza: Joy, Sorrow, and the Feeling Brain. So who is this Spinoza character and why is Antonio Damasio, one of today’s leading neuroscientists, looking for him? Bento (sometimes Baruch … Continue reading

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Quotes from Looking for Spinoza

The following are quotes from Antonio Damasio’s book Looking for Spinoza: Joy, Sorrow, and the Feeling Brain. “On a practical note, understanding the biology of emotions and the fact that the value of each emotion differs so much in our … Continue reading

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Writing the Body: Understanding Composing

The following is a response to Sondra Perl’s “Understanding Composing,” an essay published in “College Composition and Communications 31” (pp. 363-369), and Antonio Damasio’s “The Feelings of What Happens.” In an exercise conducted during a research-based course at New York … Continue reading

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Writing The Body: The Autobiographical Self

In class, we were asked the following question, “How might writing change our perceptions of things?” Discussing this question through a dialogue with two other students, I propose the following┬áscenario: imagine you experienced a near death experience, say you were … Continue reading

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