Corpus ID: 1939001

A Review Essay on Antonio Damasio's The Feeling of What Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness

@inproceedings{Mosca2000ARE,
  title={A Review Essay on Antonio Damasio's The Feeling of What Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness},
  author={A. Mosca},
  year={2000}
}
  • A. Mosca
  • Published 2000
  • Psychology
  • Here I present a sympathetic but critical analysis of Damasio's latest book. I begin with a brief exposition of his neurobiological theory of emotion and then take issue with him on the cognitive and representational nature of emotional states. I discuss his view of consciousness as a second-order set of neural activations, which are allegedly intimately related to, and even necessary for, elementary emotional and homeodynamic processes. I find Damasio's account wanting in at least two respects… CONTINUE READING
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