The Strange Order of Things: Life, Feeling, and the Making of Cultures

The Strange Order of Things: Life, Feeling, and the Making of Cultures

From one of our preeminent neuroscientists: a landmark reflection that spans the biological and social sciences, offering a new way of understanding the origins of life, feeling, and culture. The Strange Order of Things is a pathbreaking investigation into homeostasis, the condition of that regulates human physiology within the range that makes possible not only the surviva From one of our preeminent neuroscientists: a landmark reflection that spans the biological and social sciences, offe...

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Title:The Strange Order of Things: Life, Feeling, and the Making of Cultures
Author:António R. Damásio
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Number of Pages:336 pages pages

The Strange Order of Things: Life, Feeling, and the Making of Cultures Reviews

  • Mehrsa
    Mar 26, 2018

    This is a hugely important book and one worth reading. Why? Because Damasio has joined the ranks of scientists such as Nick Lane (mentioned in the book) and Jeremy England (not mentioned) who are giving the "modern" synthesis of evolution a much needed update. This update replaces the ...

    Antnio Damsio (n. 1944) O portugus Antnio Damsio (n. 1944) ? mdico, neurologista e neurocientista, professor da ctedra David Dornsife de ?Neurocincia, Psicologia e Filosofia", e director do Brain and Creativity Institute na University os Southern California,...

    Sou grande admirador de Antnio Damsio, alis muito daquilo que a minha paixo pela investigao cientfica devo-a a ele, em particular ao seu primeiro livro ?O Erro de Descartes? de 1995. Depois disso fui seguindo a sua investigao e entrevistas e lendo todos os seus...

    Antnio Damsio divide o livro em trs partes: Parte I- A vida e a sua regulao homeostasia Consiste em olhar o individuo por dentro, desde as bactrias s enzimas e clulas nervosas, responde a questes puramente biolgicas de como o individuo sente a dor fsica e como ...

    This book provides an incredibly good way to think about order, origins of life and life. Anytime one can look at a problem coherently from a different perspective one can develop a deeper insight and understand the nature of reality just a little bit better than they did before. For e...

    The Strange Order of Things is my first book by Damsio, but it was a bit of a disappointment. It tries to synthesize the entire evolutionary history from RNA-based precursors of modern life over bacterial cultures through human cultures and into the prospects of artificial intelligen...

    Such a cool and thought-provoking book, but a bit sloppy and unclear. The book explores the role of feelings guiding us through evolution and what the implications are for cultural evolution. I have read a lot of books in this genre so I had to do a ton of gap filling in several sectio...

  • Charlene
    Mar 14, 2018

    This is a hugely important book and one worth reading. Why? Because Damasio has joined the ranks of scientists such as Nick Lane (mentioned in the book) and Jeremy England (not mentioned) who are giving the "modern" synthesis of evolution a much needed update. This update replaces the ...

  • Nelson Zagalo
    Jul 10, 2018

    This is a hugely important book and one worth reading. Why? Because Damasio has joined the ranks of scientists such as Nick Lane (mentioned in the book) and Jeremy England (not mentioned) who are giving the "modern" synthesis of evolution a much needed update. This update replaces the ...

    Antnio Damsio (n. 1944) O portugus Antnio Damsio (n. 1944) ? mdico, neurologista e neurocientista, professor da ctedra David Dornsife de ?Neurocincia, Psicologia e Filosofia", e director do Brain and Creativity Institute na University os Southern California,...

    Sou grande admirador de Antnio Damsio, alis muito daquilo que a minha paixo pela investigao cientfica devo-a a ele, em particular ao seu primeiro livro ?O Erro de Descartes? de 1995. Depois disso fui seguindo a sua investigao e entrevistas e lendo todos os seus...

  • Jean-Pascal
    Nov 16, 2018

    This is a hugely important book and one worth reading. Why? Because Damasio has joined the ranks of scientists such as Nick Lane (mentioned in the book) and Jeremy England (not mentioned) who are giving the "modern" synthesis of evolution a much needed update. This update replaces the ...

    Antnio Damsio (n. 1944) O portugus Antnio Damsio (n. 1944) ? mdico, neurologista e neurocientista, professor da ctedra David Dornsife de ?Neurocincia, Psicologia e Filosofia", e director do Brain and Creativity Institute na University os Southern California,...

    Sou grande admirador de Antnio Damsio, alis muito daquilo que a minha paixo pela investigao cientfica devo-a a ele, em particular ao seu primeiro livro ?O Erro de Descartes? de 1995. Depois disso fui seguindo a sua investigao e entrevistas e lendo todos os seus...

    Antnio Damsio divide o livro em trs partes: Parte I- A vida e a sua regulao homeostasia Consiste em olhar o individuo por dentro, desde as bactrias s enzimas e clulas nervosas, responde a questes puramente biolgicas de como o individuo sente a dor fsica e como ...

    This book provides an incredibly good way to think about order, origins of life and life. Anytime one can look at a problem coherently from a different perspective one can develop a deeper insight and understand the nature of reality just a little bit better than they did before. For e...

    The Strange Order of Things is my first book by Damsio, but it was a bit of a disappointment. It tries to synthesize the entire evolutionary history from RNA-based precursors of modern life over bacterial cultures through human cultures and into the prospects of artificial intelligen...

    Such a cool and thought-provoking book, but a bit sloppy and unclear. The book explores the role of feelings guiding us through evolution and what the implications are for cultural evolution. I have read a lot of books in this genre so I had to do a ton of gap filling in several sectio...

    De Antnio Damsio ainda s tinha lido "O Livro da Conscincia", que achei muito bom, bem desenvolvido, com elevado nvel de detalhe. Emprestaram-me "A Estranha Ordem das Coisas", que estive reticente em comprar (e ainda bem que no o fiz), e deparo-me com um livro substancialmen...

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/t... ...

    Antonio Damasio?s impact on my intellectual development would be difficult to overstate. I first encountered his work when I was assigned The Feeling of What Happens for a philosophy of mind course in college. That book fundamentally transformed how I understood myself as a thinkin...

    A grand narrative but with little meat. It reads like someone's philosophical musings on the grand arc of earth history but with little in the way of substantially new insights just another recapitulation of the history of life and humans and society that one has seen in a lot of other...

    I am terribly conflicted about this book. I found the first half interesting, as it provided another piece of the puzzle towards our understanding of how our mind evolved and works. The extra insight it brings in is the idea that feelings, the ability of all living things to have a con...

    It's a story about the evolution of mind and culture through the prism of Homeostasis ( An organism's internal attempt to balance and regulate itself optimally to ensure survival). Homeostasis is common among the simplest creatures. But, when an organism becomes more complex( i.e. nerv...

    Adoro como o Damsio explica tudo de forma to fcil e inteligvel. Como eu no hei-de gostar de um autor que diz com toda a convico que o segredo da Humanidade top se definitivamente conjugarmos as reas do saber da Psicologia, da Biologia e da Filosofia. Um crente inacr...

    It pains me to give this book a 2-star rating because I have a great deal of respect for Damasio, and a 2-star rating may be a little harsh. But I can?t help but give it a poor rating relative to two of his other books, in particular: Descartes? Error and The Feeling of What Happen...

    While I applaud Damsio's efforts to make abundantly clear the connections between human culture and consciousness with single and multi-cellular early lifeforms by way of homeostasis, there is very little that is actually new here. He is a very committed author and no doubt an import...

    Damasio tries to establish a different narrative for the evolution of humans and their culture basing it on feelings and homeostasis. If we tried to create a chronology of life's evolution based on this story, we would start from the second law of thermodynamics. Systems tend to ach...

    For the last few chapters I give this a 5 star rather than an anticipated 3 or 4 star rating, because I think what he has to say here provides potentially a very useful framework for how we can find a reasonable connection between biology and culture in our future speculations on human...

    La thse de Damasio tient principalement en ces propositions : l'homostasie fournit le cadre rgulateur du vivant avant la rplication gntique; elle constitue le fil conducteur reliant les formes de vie les plus anciennes (procaryote datant d'environ 3,8 milliards d'annes) ?...

    Antnio Damsio presents an astonishing and counter-intuitive yet immediately logical/obvious perspective on how human cultures and civilization as we know it have come about. He argues that homeostasis, manifesting as feelings in multi-cellular organisms like ourselves, is the the c...

    First the problems: I had to start and restart this book several times. The author writes very dryly, and I struggled early to be engaged by the topic. I tried reading, then switched to the audiobook in hopes that the narrator would add life to the text. Alas, the narrator was perfectl...

    What is life, what is its origin, what are emotions vs feelings, how/why does subjectivity arise, what about the hard problem of consciousness? These are some of the questions that Damsio covers in this book. The understated way in which his hypothesis is being presented here belies ...

    Les deux premiers tiers de l'ouvrage m'ont sembl extrmement confus. Les concepts ne sont pas dfinis, les ides sont assnes sans arguments ou dmonstrations. Une progression terriblement obscure. On a l'impression d'ouvrir des portes ouvertes ou de lire parfois plusieurs foi...

  • Simon Lavoie
    May 09, 2018

    This is a hugely important book and one worth reading. Why? Because Damasio has joined the ranks of scientists such as Nick Lane (mentioned in the book) and Jeremy England (not mentioned) who are giving the "modern" synthesis of evolution a much needed update. This update replaces the ...

    Antnio Damsio (n. 1944) O portugus Antnio Damsio (n. 1944) ? mdico, neurologista e neurocientista, professor da ctedra David Dornsife de ?Neurocincia, Psicologia e Filosofia", e director do Brain and Creativity Institute na University os Southern California,...

    Sou grande admirador de Antnio Damsio, alis muito daquilo que a minha paixo pela investigao cientfica devo-a a ele, em particular ao seu primeiro livro ?O Erro de Descartes? de 1995. Depois disso fui seguindo a sua investigao e entrevistas e lendo todos os seus...

    Antnio Damsio divide o livro em trs partes: Parte I- A vida e a sua regulao homeostasia Consiste em olhar o individuo por dentro, desde as bactrias s enzimas e clulas nervosas, responde a questes puramente biolgicas de como o individuo sente a dor fsica e como ...

    This book provides an incredibly good way to think about order, origins of life and life. Anytime one can look at a problem coherently from a different perspective one can develop a deeper insight and understand the nature of reality just a little bit better than they did before. For e...

    The Strange Order of Things is my first book by Damsio, but it was a bit of a disappointment. It tries to synthesize the entire evolutionary history from RNA-based precursors of modern life over bacterial cultures through human cultures and into the prospects of artificial intelligen...

    Such a cool and thought-provoking book, but a bit sloppy and unclear. The book explores the role of feelings guiding us through evolution and what the implications are for cultural evolution. I have read a lot of books in this genre so I had to do a ton of gap filling in several sectio...

    De Antnio Damsio ainda s tinha lido "O Livro da Conscincia", que achei muito bom, bem desenvolvido, com elevado nvel de detalhe. Emprestaram-me "A Estranha Ordem das Coisas", que estive reticente em comprar (e ainda bem que no o fiz), e deparo-me com um livro substancialmen...

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/t... ...

    Antonio Damasio?s impact on my intellectual development would be difficult to overstate. I first encountered his work when I was assigned The Feeling of What Happens for a philosophy of mind course in college. That book fundamentally transformed how I understood myself as a thinkin...

    A grand narrative but with little meat. It reads like someone's philosophical musings on the grand arc of earth history but with little in the way of substantially new insights just another recapitulation of the history of life and humans and society that one has seen in a lot of other...

    I am terribly conflicted about this book. I found the first half interesting, as it provided another piece of the puzzle towards our understanding of how our mind evolved and works. The extra insight it brings in is the idea that feelings, the ability of all living things to have a con...

    It's a story about the evolution of mind and culture through the prism of Homeostasis ( An organism's internal attempt to balance and regulate itself optimally to ensure survival). Homeostasis is common among the simplest creatures. But, when an organism becomes more complex( i.e. nerv...

    Adoro como o Damsio explica tudo de forma to fcil e inteligvel. Como eu no hei-de gostar de um autor que diz com toda a convico que o segredo da Humanidade top se definitivamente conjugarmos as reas do saber da Psicologia, da Biologia e da Filosofia. Um crente inacr...

    It pains me to give this book a 2-star rating because I have a great deal of respect for Damasio, and a 2-star rating may be a little harsh. But I can?t help but give it a poor rating relative to two of his other books, in particular: Descartes? Error and The Feeling of What Happen...

    While I applaud Damsio's efforts to make abundantly clear the connections between human culture and consciousness with single and multi-cellular early lifeforms by way of homeostasis, there is very little that is actually new here. He is a very committed author and no doubt an import...

    Damasio tries to establish a different narrative for the evolution of humans and their culture basing it on feelings and homeostasis. If we tried to create a chronology of life's evolution based on this story, we would start from the second law of thermodynamics. Systems tend to ach...

    For the last few chapters I give this a 5 star rather than an anticipated 3 or 4 star rating, because I think what he has to say here provides potentially a very useful framework for how we can find a reasonable connection between biology and culture in our future speculations on human...

    La thse de Damasio tient principalement en ces propositions : l'homostasie fournit le cadre rgulateur du vivant avant la rplication gntique; elle constitue le fil conducteur reliant les formes de vie les plus anciennes (procaryote datant d'environ 3,8 milliards d'annes) ?...

  • Owlseyes
    Mar 01, 2018

    This is a hugely important book and one worth reading. Why? Because Damasio has joined the ranks of scientists such as Nick Lane (mentioned in the book) and Jeremy England (not mentioned) who are giving the "modern" synthesis of evolution a much needed update. This update replaces the ...

    Antnio Damsio (n. 1944) O portugus Antnio Damsio (n. 1944) ? mdico, neurologista e neurocientista, professor da ctedra David Dornsife de ?Neurocincia, Psicologia e Filosofia", e director do Brain and Creativity Institute na University os Southern California,...

    Sou grande admirador de Antnio Damsio, alis muito daquilo que a minha paixo pela investigao cientfica devo-a a ele, em particular ao seu primeiro livro ?O Erro de Descartes? de 1995. Depois disso fui seguindo a sua investigao e entrevistas e lendo todos os seus...

    Antnio Damsio divide o livro em trs partes: Parte I- A vida e a sua regulao homeostasia Consiste em olhar o individuo por dentro, desde as bactrias s enzimas e clulas nervosas, responde a questes puramente biolgicas de como o individuo sente a dor fsica e como ...

    This book provides an incredibly good way to think about order, origins of life and life. Anytime one can look at a problem coherently from a different perspective one can develop a deeper insight and understand the nature of reality just a little bit better than they did before. For e...

    The Strange Order of Things is my first book by Damsio, but it was a bit of a disappointment. It tries to synthesize the entire evolutionary history from RNA-based precursors of modern life over bacterial cultures through human cultures and into the prospects of artificial intelligen...

    Such a cool and thought-provoking book, but a bit sloppy and unclear. The book explores the role of feelings guiding us through evolution and what the implications are for cultural evolution. I have read a lot of books in this genre so I had to do a ton of gap filling in several sectio...

    De Antnio Damsio ainda s tinha lido "O Livro da Conscincia", que achei muito bom, bem desenvolvido, com elevado nvel de detalhe. Emprestaram-me "A Estranha Ordem das Coisas", que estive reticente em comprar (e ainda bem que no o fiz), e deparo-me com um livro substancialmen...

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/t... ...

  • Gary
    Mar 22, 2018

    This is a hugely important book and one worth reading. Why? Because Damasio has joined the ranks of scientists such as Nick Lane (mentioned in the book) and Jeremy England (not mentioned) who are giving the "modern" synthesis of evolution a much needed update. This update replaces the ...

    Antnio Damsio (n. 1944) O portugus Antnio Damsio (n. 1944) ? mdico, neurologista e neurocientista, professor da ctedra David Dornsife de ?Neurocincia, Psicologia e Filosofia", e director do Brain and Creativity Institute na University os Southern California,...

    Sou grande admirador de Antnio Damsio, alis muito daquilo que a minha paixo pela investigao cientfica devo-a a ele, em particular ao seu primeiro livro ?O Erro de Descartes? de 1995. Depois disso fui seguindo a sua investigao e entrevistas e lendo todos os seus...

    Antnio Damsio divide o livro em trs partes: Parte I- A vida e a sua regulao homeostasia Consiste em olhar o individuo por dentro, desde as bactrias s enzimas e clulas nervosas, responde a questes puramente biolgicas de como o individuo sente a dor fsica e como ...

    This book provides an incredibly good way to think about order, origins of life and life. Anytime one can look at a problem coherently from a different perspective one can develop a deeper insight and understand the nature of reality just a little bit better than they did before. For e...

  • Joana Margarida
    Feb 23, 2018

    This is a hugely important book and one worth reading. Why? Because Damasio has joined the ranks of scientists such as Nick Lane (mentioned in the book) and Jeremy England (not mentioned) who are giving the "modern" synthesis of evolution a much needed update. This update replaces the ...

    Antnio Damsio (n. 1944) O portugus Antnio Damsio (n. 1944) ? mdico, neurologista e neurocientista, professor da ctedra David Dornsife de ?Neurocincia, Psicologia e Filosofia", e director do Brain and Creativity Institute na University os Southern California,...

    Sou grande admirador de Antnio Damsio, alis muito daquilo que a minha paixo pela investigao cientfica devo-a a ele, em particular ao seu primeiro livro ?O Erro de Descartes? de 1995. Depois disso fui seguindo a sua investigao e entrevistas e lendo todos os seus...

    Antnio Damsio divide o livro em trs partes: Parte I- A vida e a sua regulao homeostasia Consiste em olhar o individuo por dentro, desde as bactrias s enzimas e clulas nervosas, responde a questes puramente biolgicas de como o individuo sente a dor fsica e como ...

    This book provides an incredibly good way to think about order, origins of life and life. Anytime one can look at a problem coherently from a different perspective one can develop a deeper insight and understand the nature of reality just a little bit better than they did before. For e...

    The Strange Order of Things is my first book by Damsio, but it was a bit of a disappointment. It tries to synthesize the entire evolutionary history from RNA-based precursors of modern life over bacterial cultures through human cultures and into the prospects of artificial intelligen...

    Such a cool and thought-provoking book, but a bit sloppy and unclear. The book explores the role of feelings guiding us through evolution and what the implications are for cultural evolution. I have read a lot of books in this genre so I had to do a ton of gap filling in several sectio...

    De Antnio Damsio ainda s tinha lido "O Livro da Conscincia", que achei muito bom, bem desenvolvido, com elevado nvel de detalhe. Emprestaram-me "A Estranha Ordem das Coisas", que estive reticente em comprar (e ainda bem que no o fiz), e deparo-me com um livro substancialmen...

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/t... ...

    Antonio Damasio?s impact on my intellectual development would be difficult to overstate. I first encountered his work when I was assigned The Feeling of What Happens for a philosophy of mind course in college. That book fundamentally transformed how I understood myself as a thinkin...

    A grand narrative but with little meat. It reads like someone's philosophical musings on the grand arc of earth history but with little in the way of substantially new insights just another recapitulation of the history of life and humans and society that one has seen in a lot of other...

    I am terribly conflicted about this book. I found the first half interesting, as it provided another piece of the puzzle towards our understanding of how our mind evolved and works. The extra insight it brings in is the idea that feelings, the ability of all living things to have a con...

    It's a story about the evolution of mind and culture through the prism of Homeostasis ( An organism's internal attempt to balance and regulate itself optimally to ensure survival). Homeostasis is common among the simplest creatures. But, when an organism becomes more complex( i.e. nerv...

    Adoro como o Damsio explica tudo de forma to fcil e inteligvel. Como eu no hei-de gostar de um autor que diz com toda a convico que o segredo da Humanidade top se definitivamente conjugarmos as reas do saber da Psicologia, da Biologia e da Filosofia. Um crente inacr...

    It pains me to give this book a 2-star rating because I have a great deal of respect for Damasio, and a 2-star rating may be a little harsh. But I can?t help but give it a poor rating relative to two of his other books, in particular: Descartes? Error and The Feeling of What Happen...

    While I applaud Damsio's efforts to make abundantly clear the connections between human culture and consciousness with single and multi-cellular early lifeforms by way of homeostasis, there is very little that is actually new here. He is a very committed author and no doubt an import...

    Damasio tries to establish a different narrative for the evolution of humans and their culture basing it on feelings and homeostasis. If we tried to create a chronology of life's evolution based on this story, we would start from the second law of thermodynamics. Systems tend to ach...

    For the last few chapters I give this a 5 star rather than an anticipated 3 or 4 star rating, because I think what he has to say here provides potentially a very useful framework for how we can find a reasonable connection between biology and culture in our future speculations on human...

    La thse de Damasio tient principalement en ces propositions : l'homostasie fournit le cadre rgulateur du vivant avant la rplication gntique; elle constitue le fil conducteur reliant les formes de vie les plus anciennes (procaryote datant d'environ 3,8 milliards d'annes) ?...

    Antnio Damsio presents an astonishing and counter-intuitive yet immediately logical/obvious perspective on how human cultures and civilization as we know it have come about. He argues that homeostasis, manifesting as feelings in multi-cellular organisms like ourselves, is the the c...

    First the problems: I had to start and restart this book several times. The author writes very dryly, and I struggled early to be engaged by the topic. I tried reading, then switched to the audiobook in hopes that the narrator would add life to the text. Alas, the narrator was perfectl...

    What is life, what is its origin, what are emotions vs feelings, how/why does subjectivity arise, what about the hard problem of consciousness? These are some of the questions that Damsio covers in this book. The understated way in which his hypothesis is being presented here belies ...

    Les deux premiers tiers de l'ouvrage m'ont sembl extrmement confus. Les concepts ne sont pas dfinis, les ides sont assnes sans arguments ou dmonstrations. Une progression terriblement obscure. On a l'impression d'ouvrir des portes ouvertes ou de lire parfois plusieurs foi...

    Embora a literacia cientfica e tcnica nunca tenha estado to desenvolvida, o pblico dedica muito pouco tempo leitura de romances ou de poesia, que continuam a ser a forma mais garantida e recompensadora de penetrar na comdia e no drama da existncia, e de ter oportunidad...

  • Miles
    May 05, 2018

    This is a hugely important book and one worth reading. Why? Because Damasio has joined the ranks of scientists such as Nick Lane (mentioned in the book) and Jeremy England (not mentioned) who are giving the "modern" synthesis of evolution a much needed update. This update replaces the ...

    Antnio Damsio (n. 1944) O portugus Antnio Damsio (n. 1944) ? mdico, neurologista e neurocientista, professor da ctedra David Dornsife de ?Neurocincia, Psicologia e Filosofia", e director do Brain and Creativity Institute na University os Southern California,...

    Sou grande admirador de Antnio Damsio, alis muito daquilo que a minha paixo pela investigao cientfica devo-a a ele, em particular ao seu primeiro livro ?O Erro de Descartes? de 1995. Depois disso fui seguindo a sua investigao e entrevistas e lendo todos os seus...

    Antnio Damsio divide o livro em trs partes: Parte I- A vida e a sua regulao homeostasia Consiste em olhar o individuo por dentro, desde as bactrias s enzimas e clulas nervosas, responde a questes puramente biolgicas de como o individuo sente a dor fsica e como ...

    This book provides an incredibly good way to think about order, origins of life and life. Anytime one can look at a problem coherently from a different perspective one can develop a deeper insight and understand the nature of reality just a little bit better than they did before. For e...

    The Strange Order of Things is my first book by Damsio, but it was a bit of a disappointment. It tries to synthesize the entire evolutionary history from RNA-based precursors of modern life over bacterial cultures through human cultures and into the prospects of artificial intelligen...

    Such a cool and thought-provoking book, but a bit sloppy and unclear. The book explores the role of feelings guiding us through evolution and what the implications are for cultural evolution. I have read a lot of books in this genre so I had to do a ton of gap filling in several sectio...

    De Antnio Damsio ainda s tinha lido "O Livro da Conscincia", que achei muito bom, bem desenvolvido, com elevado nvel de detalhe. Emprestaram-me "A Estranha Ordem das Coisas", que estive reticente em comprar (e ainda bem que no o fiz), e deparo-me com um livro substancialmen...

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/t... ...

    Antonio Damasio?s impact on my intellectual development would be difficult to overstate. I first encountered his work when I was assigned The Feeling of What Happens for a philosophy of mind course in college. That book fundamentally transformed how I understood myself as a thinkin...

  • Dan Graser
    Mar 13, 2018

    This is a hugely important book and one worth reading. Why? Because Damasio has joined the ranks of scientists such as Nick Lane (mentioned in the book) and Jeremy England (not mentioned) who are giving the "modern" synthesis of evolution a much needed update. This update replaces the ...

    Antnio Damsio (n. 1944) O portugus Antnio Damsio (n. 1944) ? mdico, neurologista e neurocientista, professor da ctedra David Dornsife de ?Neurocincia, Psicologia e Filosofia", e director do Brain and Creativity Institute na University os Southern California,...

    Sou grande admirador de Antnio Damsio, alis muito daquilo que a minha paixo pela investigao cientfica devo-a a ele, em particular ao seu primeiro livro ?O Erro de Descartes? de 1995. Depois disso fui seguindo a sua investigao e entrevistas e lendo todos os seus...

    Antnio Damsio divide o livro em trs partes: Parte I- A vida e a sua regulao homeostasia Consiste em olhar o individuo por dentro, desde as bactrias s enzimas e clulas nervosas, responde a questes puramente biolgicas de como o individuo sente a dor fsica e como ...

    This book provides an incredibly good way to think about order, origins of life and life. Anytime one can look at a problem coherently from a different perspective one can develop a deeper insight and understand the nature of reality just a little bit better than they did before. For e...

    The Strange Order of Things is my first book by Damsio, but it was a bit of a disappointment. It tries to synthesize the entire evolutionary history from RNA-based precursors of modern life over bacterial cultures through human cultures and into the prospects of artificial intelligen...

    Such a cool and thought-provoking book, but a bit sloppy and unclear. The book explores the role of feelings guiding us through evolution and what the implications are for cultural evolution. I have read a lot of books in this genre so I had to do a ton of gap filling in several sectio...

    De Antnio Damsio ainda s tinha lido "O Livro da Conscincia", que achei muito bom, bem desenvolvido, com elevado nvel de detalhe. Emprestaram-me "A Estranha Ordem das Coisas", que estive reticente em comprar (e ainda bem que no o fiz), e deparo-me com um livro substancialmen...

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/t... ...

    Antonio Damasio?s impact on my intellectual development would be difficult to overstate. I first encountered his work when I was assigned The Feeling of What Happens for a philosophy of mind course in college. That book fundamentally transformed how I understood myself as a thinkin...

    A grand narrative but with little meat. It reads like someone's philosophical musings on the grand arc of earth history but with little in the way of substantially new insights just another recapitulation of the history of life and humans and society that one has seen in a lot of other...

    I am terribly conflicted about this book. I found the first half interesting, as it provided another piece of the puzzle towards our understanding of how our mind evolved and works. The extra insight it brings in is the idea that feelings, the ability of all living things to have a con...

    It's a story about the evolution of mind and culture through the prism of Homeostasis ( An organism's internal attempt to balance and regulate itself optimally to ensure survival). Homeostasis is common among the simplest creatures. But, when an organism becomes more complex( i.e. nerv...

    Adoro como o Damsio explica tudo de forma to fcil e inteligvel. Como eu no hei-de gostar de um autor que diz com toda a convico que o segredo da Humanidade top se definitivamente conjugarmos as reas do saber da Psicologia, da Biologia e da Filosofia. Um crente inacr...

    It pains me to give this book a 2-star rating because I have a great deal of respect for Damasio, and a 2-star rating may be a little harsh. But I can?t help but give it a poor rating relative to two of his other books, in particular: Descartes? Error and The Feeling of What Happen...

    While I applaud Damsio's efforts to make abundantly clear the connections between human culture and consciousness with single and multi-cellular early lifeforms by way of homeostasis, there is very little that is actually new here. He is a very committed author and no doubt an import...

  • Rita
    Jan 20, 2018

    This is a hugely important book and one worth reading. Why? Because Damasio has joined the ranks of scientists such as Nick Lane (mentioned in the book) and Jeremy England (not mentioned) who are giving the "modern" synthesis of evolution a much needed update. This update replaces the ...

    Antnio Damsio (n. 1944) O portugus Antnio Damsio (n. 1944) ? mdico, neurologista e neurocientista, professor da ctedra David Dornsife de ?Neurocincia, Psicologia e Filosofia", e director do Brain and Creativity Institute na University os Southern California,...

    Sou grande admirador de Antnio Damsio, alis muito daquilo que a minha paixo pela investigao cientfica devo-a a ele, em particular ao seu primeiro livro ?O Erro de Descartes? de 1995. Depois disso fui seguindo a sua investigao e entrevistas e lendo todos os seus...

    Antnio Damsio divide o livro em trs partes: Parte I- A vida e a sua regulao homeostasia Consiste em olhar o individuo por dentro, desde as bactrias s enzimas e clulas nervosas, responde a questes puramente biolgicas de como o individuo sente a dor fsica e como ...

    This book provides an incredibly good way to think about order, origins of life and life. Anytime one can look at a problem coherently from a different perspective one can develop a deeper insight and understand the nature of reality just a little bit better than they did before. For e...

    The Strange Order of Things is my first book by Damsio, but it was a bit of a disappointment. It tries to synthesize the entire evolutionary history from RNA-based precursors of modern life over bacterial cultures through human cultures and into the prospects of artificial intelligen...

    Such a cool and thought-provoking book, but a bit sloppy and unclear. The book explores the role of feelings guiding us through evolution and what the implications are for cultural evolution. I have read a lot of books in this genre so I had to do a ton of gap filling in several sectio...

    De Antnio Damsio ainda s tinha lido "O Livro da Conscincia", que achei muito bom, bem desenvolvido, com elevado nvel de detalhe. Emprestaram-me "A Estranha Ordem das Coisas", que estive reticente em comprar (e ainda bem que no o fiz), e deparo-me com um livro substancialmen...

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/t... ...

    Antonio Damasio?s impact on my intellectual development would be difficult to overstate. I first encountered his work when I was assigned The Feeling of What Happens for a philosophy of mind course in college. That book fundamentally transformed how I understood myself as a thinkin...

    A grand narrative but with little meat. It reads like someone's philosophical musings on the grand arc of earth history but with little in the way of substantially new insights just another recapitulation of the history of life and humans and society that one has seen in a lot of other...

    I am terribly conflicted about this book. I found the first half interesting, as it provided another piece of the puzzle towards our understanding of how our mind evolved and works. The extra insight it brings in is the idea that feelings, the ability of all living things to have a con...

    It's a story about the evolution of mind and culture through the prism of Homeostasis ( An organism's internal attempt to balance and regulate itself optimally to ensure survival). Homeostasis is common among the simplest creatures. But, when an organism becomes more complex( i.e. nerv...

    Adoro como o Damsio explica tudo de forma to fcil e inteligvel. Como eu no hei-de gostar de um autor que diz com toda a convico que o segredo da Humanidade top se definitivamente conjugarmos as reas do saber da Psicologia, da Biologia e da Filosofia. Um crente inacr...

  • chienyu
    Sep 29, 2018

    This is a hugely important book and one worth reading. Why? Because Damasio has joined the ranks of scientists such as Nick Lane (mentioned in the book) and Jeremy England (not mentioned) who are giving the "modern" synthesis of evolution a much needed update. This update replaces the ...

    Antnio Damsio (n. 1944) O portugus Antnio Damsio (n. 1944) ? mdico, neurologista e neurocientista, professor da ctedra David Dornsife de ?Neurocincia, Psicologia e Filosofia", e director do Brain and Creativity Institute na University os Southern California,...

    Sou grande admirador de Antnio Damsio, alis muito daquilo que a minha paixo pela investigao cientfica devo-a a ele, em particular ao seu primeiro livro ?O Erro de Descartes? de 1995. Depois disso fui seguindo a sua investigao e entrevistas e lendo todos os seus...

    Antnio Damsio divide o livro em trs partes: Parte I- A vida e a sua regulao homeostasia Consiste em olhar o individuo por dentro, desde as bactrias s enzimas e clulas nervosas, responde a questes puramente biolgicas de como o individuo sente a dor fsica e como ...

    This book provides an incredibly good way to think about order, origins of life and life. Anytime one can look at a problem coherently from a different perspective one can develop a deeper insight and understand the nature of reality just a little bit better than they did before. For e...

    The Strange Order of Things is my first book by Damsio, but it was a bit of a disappointment. It tries to synthesize the entire evolutionary history from RNA-based precursors of modern life over bacterial cultures through human cultures and into the prospects of artificial intelligen...

    Such a cool and thought-provoking book, but a bit sloppy and unclear. The book explores the role of feelings guiding us through evolution and what the implications are for cultural evolution. I have read a lot of books in this genre so I had to do a ton of gap filling in several sectio...

    De Antnio Damsio ainda s tinha lido "O Livro da Conscincia", que achei muito bom, bem desenvolvido, com elevado nvel de detalhe. Emprestaram-me "A Estranha Ordem das Coisas", que estive reticente em comprar (e ainda bem que no o fiz), e deparo-me com um livro substancialmen...

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/t... ...

    Antonio Damasio?s impact on my intellectual development would be difficult to overstate. I first encountered his work when I was assigned The Feeling of What Happens for a philosophy of mind course in college. That book fundamentally transformed how I understood myself as a thinkin...

    A grand narrative but with little meat. It reads like someone's philosophical musings on the grand arc of earth history but with little in the way of substantially new insights just another recapitulation of the history of life and humans and society that one has seen in a lot of other...

    I am terribly conflicted about this book. I found the first half interesting, as it provided another piece of the puzzle towards our understanding of how our mind evolved and works. The extra insight it brings in is the idea that feelings, the ability of all living things to have a con...

    It's a story about the evolution of mind and culture through the prism of Homeostasis ( An organism's internal attempt to balance and regulate itself optimally to ensure survival). Homeostasis is common among the simplest creatures. But, when an organism becomes more complex( i.e. nerv...

    Adoro como o Damsio explica tudo de forma to fcil e inteligvel. Como eu no hei-de gostar de um autor que diz com toda a convico que o segredo da Humanidade top se definitivamente conjugarmos as reas do saber da Psicologia, da Biologia e da Filosofia. Um crente inacr...

    It pains me to give this book a 2-star rating because I have a great deal of respect for Damasio, and a 2-star rating may be a little harsh. But I can?t help but give it a poor rating relative to two of his other books, in particular: Descartes? Error and The Feeling of What Happen...

    While I applaud Damsio's efforts to make abundantly clear the connections between human culture and consciousness with single and multi-cellular early lifeforms by way of homeostasis, there is very little that is actually new here. He is a very committed author and no doubt an import...

    Damasio tries to establish a different narrative for the evolution of humans and their culture basing it on feelings and homeostasis. If we tried to create a chronology of life's evolution based on this story, we would start from the second law of thermodynamics. Systems tend to ach...

    For the last few chapters I give this a 5 star rather than an anticipated 3 or 4 star rating, because I think what he has to say here provides potentially a very useful framework for how we can find a reasonable connection between biology and culture in our future speculations on human...

    La thse de Damasio tient principalement en ces propositions : l'homostasie fournit le cadre rgulateur du vivant avant la rplication gntique; elle constitue le fil conducteur reliant les formes de vie les plus anciennes (procaryote datant d'environ 3,8 milliards d'annes) ?...

    Antnio Damsio presents an astonishing and counter-intuitive yet immediately logical/obvious perspective on how human cultures and civilization as we know it have come about. He argues that homeostasis, manifesting as feelings in multi-cellular organisms like ourselves, is the the c...

    First the problems: I had to start and restart this book several times. The author writes very dryly, and I struggled early to be engaged by the topic. I tried reading, then switched to the audiobook in hopes that the narrator would add life to the text. Alas, the narrator was perfectl...

    What is life, what is its origin, what are emotions vs feelings, how/why does subjectivity arise, what about the hard problem of consciousness? These are some of the questions that Damsio covers in this book. The understated way in which his hypothesis is being presented here belies ...

  • Peter Gelfan
    May 15, 2018

    This is a hugely important book and one worth reading. Why? Because Damasio has joined the ranks of scientists such as Nick Lane (mentioned in the book) and Jeremy England (not mentioned) who are giving the "modern" synthesis of evolution a much needed update. This update replaces the ...

    Antnio Damsio (n. 1944) O portugus Antnio Damsio (n. 1944) ? mdico, neurologista e neurocientista, professor da ctedra David Dornsife de ?Neurocincia, Psicologia e Filosofia", e director do Brain and Creativity Institute na University os Southern California,...

    Sou grande admirador de Antnio Damsio, alis muito daquilo que a minha paixo pela investigao cientfica devo-a a ele, em particular ao seu primeiro livro ?O Erro de Descartes? de 1995. Depois disso fui seguindo a sua investigao e entrevistas e lendo todos os seus...

    Antnio Damsio divide o livro em trs partes: Parte I- A vida e a sua regulao homeostasia Consiste em olhar o individuo por dentro, desde as bactrias s enzimas e clulas nervosas, responde a questes puramente biolgicas de como o individuo sente a dor fsica e como ...

    This book provides an incredibly good way to think about order, origins of life and life. Anytime one can look at a problem coherently from a different perspective one can develop a deeper insight and understand the nature of reality just a little bit better than they did before. For e...

    The Strange Order of Things is my first book by Damsio, but it was a bit of a disappointment. It tries to synthesize the entire evolutionary history from RNA-based precursors of modern life over bacterial cultures through human cultures and into the prospects of artificial intelligen...

    Such a cool and thought-provoking book, but a bit sloppy and unclear. The book explores the role of feelings guiding us through evolution and what the implications are for cultural evolution. I have read a lot of books in this genre so I had to do a ton of gap filling in several sectio...

    De Antnio Damsio ainda s tinha lido "O Livro da Conscincia", que achei muito bom, bem desenvolvido, com elevado nvel de detalhe. Emprestaram-me "A Estranha Ordem das Coisas", que estive reticente em comprar (e ainda bem que no o fiz), e deparo-me com um livro substancialmen...

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/t... ...

    Antonio Damasio?s impact on my intellectual development would be difficult to overstate. I first encountered his work when I was assigned The Feeling of What Happens for a philosophy of mind course in college. That book fundamentally transformed how I understood myself as a thinkin...

    A grand narrative but with little meat. It reads like someone's philosophical musings on the grand arc of earth history but with little in the way of substantially new insights just another recapitulation of the history of life and humans and society that one has seen in a lot of other...

    I am terribly conflicted about this book. I found the first half interesting, as it provided another piece of the puzzle towards our understanding of how our mind evolved and works. The extra insight it brings in is the idea that feelings, the ability of all living things to have a con...

    It's a story about the evolution of mind and culture through the prism of Homeostasis ( An organism's internal attempt to balance and regulate itself optimally to ensure survival). Homeostasis is common among the simplest creatures. But, when an organism becomes more complex( i.e. nerv...

    Adoro como o Damsio explica tudo de forma to fcil e inteligvel. Como eu no hei-de gostar de um autor que diz com toda a convico que o segredo da Humanidade top se definitivamente conjugarmos as reas do saber da Psicologia, da Biologia e da Filosofia. Um crente inacr...

    It pains me to give this book a 2-star rating because I have a great deal of respect for Damasio, and a 2-star rating may be a little harsh. But I can?t help but give it a poor rating relative to two of his other books, in particular: Descartes? Error and The Feeling of What Happen...

    While I applaud Damsio's efforts to make abundantly clear the connections between human culture and consciousness with single and multi-cellular early lifeforms by way of homeostasis, there is very little that is actually new here. He is a very committed author and no doubt an import...

    Damasio tries to establish a different narrative for the evolution of humans and their culture basing it on feelings and homeostasis. If we tried to create a chronology of life's evolution based on this story, we would start from the second law of thermodynamics. Systems tend to ach...

    For the last few chapters I give this a 5 star rather than an anticipated 3 or 4 star rating, because I think what he has to say here provides potentially a very useful framework for how we can find a reasonable connection between biology and culture in our future speculations on human...

    La thse de Damasio tient principalement en ces propositions : l'homostasie fournit le cadre rgulateur du vivant avant la rplication gntique; elle constitue le fil conducteur reliant les formes de vie les plus anciennes (procaryote datant d'environ 3,8 milliards d'annes) ?...

    Antnio Damsio presents an astonishing and counter-intuitive yet immediately logical/obvious perspective on how human cultures and civilization as we know it have come about. He argues that homeostasis, manifesting as feelings in multi-cellular organisms like ourselves, is the the c...

    First the problems: I had to start and restart this book several times. The author writes very dryly, and I struggled early to be engaged by the topic. I tried reading, then switched to the audiobook in hopes that the narrator would add life to the text. Alas, the narrator was perfectl...

    What is life, what is its origin, what are emotions vs feelings, how/why does subjectivity arise, what about the hard problem of consciousness? These are some of the questions that Damsio covers in this book. The understated way in which his hypothesis is being presented here belies ...

    Les deux premiers tiers de l'ouvrage m'ont sembl extrmement confus. Les concepts ne sont pas dfinis, les ides sont assnes sans arguments ou dmonstrations. Une progression terriblement obscure. On a l'impression d'ouvrir des portes ouvertes ou de lire parfois plusieurs foi...

    Embora a literacia cientfica e tcnica nunca tenha estado to desenvolvida, o pblico dedica muito pouco tempo leitura de romances ou de poesia, que continuam a ser a forma mais garantida e recompensadora de penetrar na comdia e no drama da existncia, e de ter oportunidad...

    "Os sentimentos, elos de ligao para com o mundo, que se estabelecem a partir das clebres emoes, estes recortes das mais pungentes vivncias..." ...

    This is quite an interesting book to read. It provides this very well-formed argument to think about feelings. I always knew about his ideas, but this book really clears them up for me once and for all and helps me to internalize all of them as well. I have always thought of rationalit...

    This book is a poorly written, sloppy, pretentious soup. This is the first of Damasio's books that I've had a bad reaction to, most others I've enjoyed, but boy was it a bad reaction! There are some interesting new ideas (as another reviewer pointed out, his approach to evolution, for ...

    The ideas in the book itself are quite valuable thinking points, but I am giving this book a lower rating than expected because 1) the writing style was pedantic and difficult to simplify, and 2) many very important topics at the end of the book were rushed (culture, Christianity, the ...

    I won this book on Goodreads. I waffled back and forth about how to rate this book, but ultimately decided that the struggles I had with this book outweighed the interesting parts. There are some complex thoughts here and some that really made me think but some ideas and concepts in th...

    The book makes a convincing case for homeostasis?an organism?s efforts to maintain itself in the tiny bubble of physical, chemical, and environmental conditions that allow it to stay alive and reproduce?as the underlying principle behind all life, evolution, psychology, and cultu...

  • Emanuel
    Jul 11, 2018

    This is a hugely important book and one worth reading. Why? Because Damasio has joined the ranks of scientists such as Nick Lane (mentioned in the book) and Jeremy England (not mentioned) who are giving the "modern" synthesis of evolution a much needed update. This update replaces the ...

    Antnio Damsio (n. 1944) O portugus Antnio Damsio (n. 1944) ? mdico, neurologista e neurocientista, professor da ctedra David Dornsife de ?Neurocincia, Psicologia e Filosofia", e director do Brain and Creativity Institute na University os Southern California,...

    Sou grande admirador de Antnio Damsio, alis muito daquilo que a minha paixo pela investigao cientfica devo-a a ele, em particular ao seu primeiro livro ?O Erro de Descartes? de 1995. Depois disso fui seguindo a sua investigao e entrevistas e lendo todos os seus...

    Antnio Damsio divide o livro em trs partes: Parte I- A vida e a sua regulao homeostasia Consiste em olhar o individuo por dentro, desde as bactrias s enzimas e clulas nervosas, responde a questes puramente biolgicas de como o individuo sente a dor fsica e como ...

    This book provides an incredibly good way to think about order, origins of life and life. Anytime one can look at a problem coherently from a different perspective one can develop a deeper insight and understand the nature of reality just a little bit better than they did before. For e...

    The Strange Order of Things is my first book by Damsio, but it was a bit of a disappointment. It tries to synthesize the entire evolutionary history from RNA-based precursors of modern life over bacterial cultures through human cultures and into the prospects of artificial intelligen...

    Such a cool and thought-provoking book, but a bit sloppy and unclear. The book explores the role of feelings guiding us through evolution and what the implications are for cultural evolution. I have read a lot of books in this genre so I had to do a ton of gap filling in several sectio...

    De Antnio Damsio ainda s tinha lido "O Livro da Conscincia", que achei muito bom, bem desenvolvido, com elevado nvel de detalhe. Emprestaram-me "A Estranha Ordem das Coisas", que estive reticente em comprar (e ainda bem que no o fiz), e deparo-me com um livro substancialmen...

  • Vladimir
    Jul 18, 2018

    This is a hugely important book and one worth reading. Why? Because Damasio has joined the ranks of scientists such as Nick Lane (mentioned in the book) and Jeremy England (not mentioned) who are giving the "modern" synthesis of evolution a much needed update. This update replaces the ...

    Antnio Damsio (n. 1944) O portugus Antnio Damsio (n. 1944) ? mdico, neurologista e neurocientista, professor da ctedra David Dornsife de ?Neurocincia, Psicologia e Filosofia", e director do Brain and Creativity Institute na University os Southern California,...

    Sou grande admirador de Antnio Damsio, alis muito daquilo que a minha paixo pela investigao cientfica devo-a a ele, em particular ao seu primeiro livro ?O Erro de Descartes? de 1995. Depois disso fui seguindo a sua investigao e entrevistas e lendo todos os seus...

    Antnio Damsio divide o livro em trs partes: Parte I- A vida e a sua regulao homeostasia Consiste em olhar o individuo por dentro, desde as bactrias s enzimas e clulas nervosas, responde a questes puramente biolgicas de como o individuo sente a dor fsica e como ...

    This book provides an incredibly good way to think about order, origins of life and life. Anytime one can look at a problem coherently from a different perspective one can develop a deeper insight and understand the nature of reality just a little bit better than they did before. For e...

    The Strange Order of Things is my first book by Damsio, but it was a bit of a disappointment. It tries to synthesize the entire evolutionary history from RNA-based precursors of modern life over bacterial cultures through human cultures and into the prospects of artificial intelligen...

    Such a cool and thought-provoking book, but a bit sloppy and unclear. The book explores the role of feelings guiding us through evolution and what the implications are for cultural evolution. I have read a lot of books in this genre so I had to do a ton of gap filling in several sectio...

    De Antnio Damsio ainda s tinha lido "O Livro da Conscincia", que achei muito bom, bem desenvolvido, com elevado nvel de detalhe. Emprestaram-me "A Estranha Ordem das Coisas", que estive reticente em comprar (e ainda bem que no o fiz), e deparo-me com um livro substancialmen...

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/t... ...

    Antonio Damasio?s impact on my intellectual development would be difficult to overstate. I first encountered his work when I was assigned The Feeling of What Happens for a philosophy of mind course in college. That book fundamentally transformed how I understood myself as a thinkin...

    A grand narrative but with little meat. It reads like someone's philosophical musings on the grand arc of earth history but with little in the way of substantially new insights just another recapitulation of the history of life and humans and society that one has seen in a lot of other...

    I am terribly conflicted about this book. I found the first half interesting, as it provided another piece of the puzzle towards our understanding of how our mind evolved and works. The extra insight it brings in is the idea that feelings, the ability of all living things to have a con...

    It's a story about the evolution of mind and culture through the prism of Homeostasis ( An organism's internal attempt to balance and regulate itself optimally to ensure survival). Homeostasis is common among the simplest creatures. But, when an organism becomes more complex( i.e. nerv...

    Adoro como o Damsio explica tudo de forma to fcil e inteligvel. Como eu no hei-de gostar de um autor que diz com toda a convico que o segredo da Humanidade top se definitivamente conjugarmos as reas do saber da Psicologia, da Biologia e da Filosofia. Um crente inacr...

    It pains me to give this book a 2-star rating because I have a great deal of respect for Damasio, and a 2-star rating may be a little harsh. But I can?t help but give it a poor rating relative to two of his other books, in particular: Descartes? Error and The Feeling of What Happen...

    While I applaud Damsio's efforts to make abundantly clear the connections between human culture and consciousness with single and multi-cellular early lifeforms by way of homeostasis, there is very little that is actually new here. He is a very committed author and no doubt an import...

    Damasio tries to establish a different narrative for the evolution of humans and their culture basing it on feelings and homeostasis. If we tried to create a chronology of life's evolution based on this story, we would start from the second law of thermodynamics. Systems tend to ach...

    For the last few chapters I give this a 5 star rather than an anticipated 3 or 4 star rating, because I think what he has to say here provides potentially a very useful framework for how we can find a reasonable connection between biology and culture in our future speculations on human...

    La thse de Damasio tient principalement en ces propositions : l'homostasie fournit le cadre rgulateur du vivant avant la rplication gntique; elle constitue le fil conducteur reliant les formes de vie les plus anciennes (procaryote datant d'environ 3,8 milliards d'annes) ?...

    Antnio Damsio presents an astonishing and counter-intuitive yet immediately logical/obvious perspective on how human cultures and civilization as we know it have come about. He argues that homeostasis, manifesting as feelings in multi-cellular organisms like ourselves, is the the c...

    First the problems: I had to start and restart this book several times. The author writes very dryly, and I struggled early to be engaged by the topic. I tried reading, then switched to the audiobook in hopes that the narrator would add life to the text. Alas, the narrator was perfectl...

    What is life, what is its origin, what are emotions vs feelings, how/why does subjectivity arise, what about the hard problem of consciousness? These are some of the questions that Damsio covers in this book. The understated way in which his hypothesis is being presented here belies ...

    Les deux premiers tiers de l'ouvrage m'ont sembl extrmement confus. Les concepts ne sont pas dfinis, les ides sont assnes sans arguments ou dmonstrations. Une progression terriblement obscure. On a l'impression d'ouvrir des portes ouvertes ou de lire parfois plusieurs foi...

    Embora a literacia cientfica e tcnica nunca tenha estado to desenvolvida, o pblico dedica muito pouco tempo leitura de romances ou de poesia, que continuam a ser a forma mais garantida e recompensadora de penetrar na comdia e no drama da existncia, e de ter oportunidad...

    "Os sentimentos, elos de ligao para com o mundo, que se estabelecem a partir das clebres emoes, estes recortes das mais pungentes vivncias..." ...

    This is quite an interesting book to read. It provides this very well-formed argument to think about feelings. I always knew about his ideas, but this book really clears them up for me once and for all and helps me to internalize all of them as well. I have always thought of rationalit...

    This book is a poorly written, sloppy, pretentious soup. This is the first of Damasio's books that I've had a bad reaction to, most others I've enjoyed, but boy was it a bad reaction! There are some interesting new ideas (as another reviewer pointed out, his approach to evolution, for ...

  • Peter Mcloughlin
    Feb 09, 2018

    This is a hugely important book and one worth reading. Why? Because Damasio has joined the ranks of scientists such as Nick Lane (mentioned in the book) and Jeremy England (not mentioned) who are giving the "modern" synthesis of evolution a much needed update. This update replaces the ...

    Antnio Damsio (n. 1944) O portugus Antnio Damsio (n. 1944) ? mdico, neurologista e neurocientista, professor da ctedra David Dornsife de ?Neurocincia, Psicologia e Filosofia", e director do Brain and Creativity Institute na University os Southern California,...

    Sou grande admirador de Antnio Damsio, alis muito daquilo que a minha paixo pela investigao cientfica devo-a a ele, em particular ao seu primeiro livro ?O Erro de Descartes? de 1995. Depois disso fui seguindo a sua investigao e entrevistas e lendo todos os seus...

    Antnio Damsio divide o livro em trs partes: Parte I- A vida e a sua regulao homeostasia Consiste em olhar o individuo por dentro, desde as bactrias s enzimas e clulas nervosas, responde a questes puramente biolgicas de como o individuo sente a dor fsica e como ...

    This book provides an incredibly good way to think about order, origins of life and life. Anytime one can look at a problem coherently from a different perspective one can develop a deeper insight and understand the nature of reality just a little bit better than they did before. For e...

    The Strange Order of Things is my first book by Damsio, but it was a bit of a disappointment. It tries to synthesize the entire evolutionary history from RNA-based precursors of modern life over bacterial cultures through human cultures and into the prospects of artificial intelligen...

    Such a cool and thought-provoking book, but a bit sloppy and unclear. The book explores the role of feelings guiding us through evolution and what the implications are for cultural evolution. I have read a lot of books in this genre so I had to do a ton of gap filling in several sectio...

    De Antnio Damsio ainda s tinha lido "O Livro da Conscincia", que achei muito bom, bem desenvolvido, com elevado nvel de detalhe. Emprestaram-me "A Estranha Ordem das Coisas", que estive reticente em comprar (e ainda bem que no o fiz), e deparo-me com um livro substancialmen...

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/t... ...

    Antonio Damasio?s impact on my intellectual development would be difficult to overstate. I first encountered his work when I was assigned The Feeling of What Happens for a philosophy of mind course in college. That book fundamentally transformed how I understood myself as a thinkin...

    A grand narrative but with little meat. It reads like someone's philosophical musings on the grand arc of earth history but with little in the way of substantially new insights just another recapitulation of the history of life and humans and society that one has seen in a lot of other...

  • João Carlos
    Dec 21, 2017

    This is a hugely important book and one worth reading. Why? Because Damasio has joined the ranks of scientists such as Nick Lane (mentioned in the book) and Jeremy England (not mentioned) who are giving the "modern" synthesis of evolution a much needed update. This update replaces the ...

    Antnio Damsio (n. 1944) O portugus Antnio Damsio (n. 1944) ? mdico, neurologista e neurocientista, professor da ctedra David Dornsife de ?Neurocincia, Psicologia e Filosofia", e director do Brain and Creativity Institute na University os Southern California,...

  • Muskan
    Oct 03, 2018

    This is a hugely important book and one worth reading. Why? Because Damasio has joined the ranks of scientists such as Nick Lane (mentioned in the book) and Jeremy England (not mentioned) who are giving the "modern" synthesis of evolution a much needed update. This update replaces the ...

    Antnio Damsio (n. 1944) O portugus Antnio Damsio (n. 1944) ? mdico, neurologista e neurocientista, professor da ctedra David Dornsife de ?Neurocincia, Psicologia e Filosofia", e director do Brain and Creativity Institute na University os Southern California,...

    Sou grande admirador de Antnio Damsio, alis muito daquilo que a minha paixo pela investigao cientfica devo-a a ele, em particular ao seu primeiro livro ?O Erro de Descartes? de 1995. Depois disso fui seguindo a sua investigao e entrevistas e lendo todos os seus...

    Antnio Damsio divide o livro em trs partes: Parte I- A vida e a sua regulao homeostasia Consiste em olhar o individuo por dentro, desde as bactrias s enzimas e clulas nervosas, responde a questes puramente biolgicas de como o individuo sente a dor fsica e como ...

    This book provides an incredibly good way to think about order, origins of life and life. Anytime one can look at a problem coherently from a different perspective one can develop a deeper insight and understand the nature of reality just a little bit better than they did before. For e...

    The Strange Order of Things is my first book by Damsio, but it was a bit of a disappointment. It tries to synthesize the entire evolutionary history from RNA-based precursors of modern life over bacterial cultures through human cultures and into the prospects of artificial intelligen...

    Such a cool and thought-provoking book, but a bit sloppy and unclear. The book explores the role of feelings guiding us through evolution and what the implications are for cultural evolution. I have read a lot of books in this genre so I had to do a ton of gap filling in several sectio...

    De Antnio Damsio ainda s tinha lido "O Livro da Conscincia", que achei muito bom, bem desenvolvido, com elevado nvel de detalhe. Emprestaram-me "A Estranha Ordem das Coisas", que estive reticente em comprar (e ainda bem que no o fiz), e deparo-me com um livro substancialmen...

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/t... ...

    Antonio Damasio?s impact on my intellectual development would be difficult to overstate. I first encountered his work when I was assigned The Feeling of What Happens for a philosophy of mind course in college. That book fundamentally transformed how I understood myself as a thinkin...

    A grand narrative but with little meat. It reads like someone's philosophical musings on the grand arc of earth history but with little in the way of substantially new insights just another recapitulation of the history of life and humans and society that one has seen in a lot of other...

    I am terribly conflicted about this book. I found the first half interesting, as it provided another piece of the puzzle towards our understanding of how our mind evolved and works. The extra insight it brings in is the idea that feelings, the ability of all living things to have a con...

    It's a story about the evolution of mind and culture through the prism of Homeostasis ( An organism's internal attempt to balance and regulate itself optimally to ensure survival). Homeostasis is common among the simplest creatures. But, when an organism becomes more complex( i.e. nerv...

    Adoro como o Damsio explica tudo de forma to fcil e inteligvel. Como eu no hei-de gostar de um autor que diz com toda a convico que o segredo da Humanidade top se definitivamente conjugarmos as reas do saber da Psicologia, da Biologia e da Filosofia. Um crente inacr...

    It pains me to give this book a 2-star rating because I have a great deal of respect for Damasio, and a 2-star rating may be a little harsh. But I can?t help but give it a poor rating relative to two of his other books, in particular: Descartes? Error and The Feeling of What Happen...

    While I applaud Damsio's efforts to make abundantly clear the connections between human culture and consciousness with single and multi-cellular early lifeforms by way of homeostasis, there is very little that is actually new here. He is a very committed author and no doubt an import...

    Damasio tries to establish a different narrative for the evolution of humans and their culture basing it on feelings and homeostasis. If we tried to create a chronology of life's evolution based on this story, we would start from the second law of thermodynamics. Systems tend to ach...

    For the last few chapters I give this a 5 star rather than an anticipated 3 or 4 star rating, because I think what he has to say here provides potentially a very useful framework for how we can find a reasonable connection between biology and culture in our future speculations on human...

    La thse de Damasio tient principalement en ces propositions : l'homostasie fournit le cadre rgulateur du vivant avant la rplication gntique; elle constitue le fil conducteur reliant les formes de vie les plus anciennes (procaryote datant d'environ 3,8 milliards d'annes) ?...

    Antnio Damsio presents an astonishing and counter-intuitive yet immediately logical/obvious perspective on how human cultures and civilization as we know it have come about. He argues that homeostasis, manifesting as feelings in multi-cellular organisms like ourselves, is the the c...

    First the problems: I had to start and restart this book several times. The author writes very dryly, and I struggled early to be engaged by the topic. I tried reading, then switched to the audiobook in hopes that the narrator would add life to the text. Alas, the narrator was perfectl...

    What is life, what is its origin, what are emotions vs feelings, how/why does subjectivity arise, what about the hard problem of consciousness? These are some of the questions that Damsio covers in this book. The understated way in which his hypothesis is being presented here belies ...

    Les deux premiers tiers de l'ouvrage m'ont sembl extrmement confus. Les concepts ne sont pas dfinis, les ides sont assnes sans arguments ou dmonstrations. Une progression terriblement obscure. On a l'impression d'ouvrir des portes ouvertes ou de lire parfois plusieurs foi...

    Embora a literacia cientfica e tcnica nunca tenha estado to desenvolvida, o pblico dedica muito pouco tempo leitura de romances ou de poesia, que continuam a ser a forma mais garantida e recompensadora de penetrar na comdia e no drama da existncia, e de ter oportunidad...

    "Os sentimentos, elos de ligao para com o mundo, que se estabelecem a partir das clebres emoes, estes recortes das mais pungentes vivncias..." ...

    This is quite an interesting book to read. It provides this very well-formed argument to think about feelings. I always knew about his ideas, but this book really clears them up for me once and for all and helps me to internalize all of them as well. I have always thought of rationalit...

  • VII
    Aug 15, 2018

    This is a hugely important book and one worth reading. Why? Because Damasio has joined the ranks of scientists such as Nick Lane (mentioned in the book) and Jeremy England (not mentioned) who are giving the "modern" synthesis of evolution a much needed update. This update replaces the ...

    Antnio Damsio (n. 1944) O portugus Antnio Damsio (n. 1944) ? mdico, neurologista e neurocientista, professor da ctedra David Dornsife de ?Neurocincia, Psicologia e Filosofia", e director do Brain and Creativity Institute na University os Southern California,...

    Sou grande admirador de Antnio Damsio, alis muito daquilo que a minha paixo pela investigao cientfica devo-a a ele, em particular ao seu primeiro livro ?O Erro de Descartes? de 1995. Depois disso fui seguindo a sua investigao e entrevistas e lendo todos os seus...

    Antnio Damsio divide o livro em trs partes: Parte I- A vida e a sua regulao homeostasia Consiste em olhar o individuo por dentro, desde as bactrias s enzimas e clulas nervosas, responde a questes puramente biolgicas de como o individuo sente a dor fsica e como ...

    This book provides an incredibly good way to think about order, origins of life and life. Anytime one can look at a problem coherently from a different perspective one can develop a deeper insight and understand the nature of reality just a little bit better than they did before. For e...

    The Strange Order of Things is my first book by Damsio, but it was a bit of a disappointment. It tries to synthesize the entire evolutionary history from RNA-based precursors of modern life over bacterial cultures through human cultures and into the prospects of artificial intelligen...

    Such a cool and thought-provoking book, but a bit sloppy and unclear. The book explores the role of feelings guiding us through evolution and what the implications are for cultural evolution. I have read a lot of books in this genre so I had to do a ton of gap filling in several sectio...

    De Antnio Damsio ainda s tinha lido "O Livro da Conscincia", que achei muito bom, bem desenvolvido, com elevado nvel de detalhe. Emprestaram-me "A Estranha Ordem das Coisas", que estive reticente em comprar (e ainda bem que no o fiz), e deparo-me com um livro substancialmen...

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/t... ...

    Antonio Damasio?s impact on my intellectual development would be difficult to overstate. I first encountered his work when I was assigned The Feeling of What Happens for a philosophy of mind course in college. That book fundamentally transformed how I understood myself as a thinkin...

    A grand narrative but with little meat. It reads like someone's philosophical musings on the grand arc of earth history but with little in the way of substantially new insights just another recapitulation of the history of life and humans and society that one has seen in a lot of other...

    I am terribly conflicted about this book. I found the first half interesting, as it provided another piece of the puzzle towards our understanding of how our mind evolved and works. The extra insight it brings in is the idea that feelings, the ability of all living things to have a con...

    It's a story about the evolution of mind and culture through the prism of Homeostasis ( An organism's internal attempt to balance and regulate itself optimally to ensure survival). Homeostasis is common among the simplest creatures. But, when an organism becomes more complex( i.e. nerv...

    Adoro como o Damsio explica tudo de forma to fcil e inteligvel. Como eu no hei-de gostar de um autor que diz com toda a convico que o segredo da Humanidade top se definitivamente conjugarmos as reas do saber da Psicologia, da Biologia e da Filosofia. Um crente inacr...

    It pains me to give this book a 2-star rating because I have a great deal of respect for Damasio, and a 2-star rating may be a little harsh. But I can?t help but give it a poor rating relative to two of his other books, in particular: Descartes? Error and The Feeling of What Happen...

    While I applaud Damsio's efforts to make abundantly clear the connections between human culture and consciousness with single and multi-cellular early lifeforms by way of homeostasis, there is very little that is actually new here. He is a very committed author and no doubt an import...

    Damasio tries to establish a different narrative for the evolution of humans and their culture basing it on feelings and homeostasis. If we tried to create a chronology of life's evolution based on this story, we would start from the second law of thermodynamics. Systems tend to ach...

  • Kunal Sen
    Apr 28, 2018

    This is a hugely important book and one worth reading. Why? Because Damasio has joined the ranks of scientists such as Nick Lane (mentioned in the book) and Jeremy England (not mentioned) who are giving the "modern" synthesis of evolution a much needed update. This update replaces the ...

    Antnio Damsio (n. 1944) O portugus Antnio Damsio (n. 1944) ? mdico, neurologista e neurocientista, professor da ctedra David Dornsife de ?Neurocincia, Psicologia e Filosofia", e director do Brain and Creativity Institute na University os Southern California,...

    Sou grande admirador de Antnio Damsio, alis muito daquilo que a minha paixo pela investigao cientfica devo-a a ele, em particular ao seu primeiro livro ?O Erro de Descartes? de 1995. Depois disso fui seguindo a sua investigao e entrevistas e lendo todos os seus...

    Antnio Damsio divide o livro em trs partes: Parte I- A vida e a sua regulao homeostasia Consiste em olhar o individuo por dentro, desde as bactrias s enzimas e clulas nervosas, responde a questes puramente biolgicas de como o individuo sente a dor fsica e como ...

    This book provides an incredibly good way to think about order, origins of life and life. Anytime one can look at a problem coherently from a different perspective one can develop a deeper insight and understand the nature of reality just a little bit better than they did before. For e...

    The Strange Order of Things is my first book by Damsio, but it was a bit of a disappointment. It tries to synthesize the entire evolutionary history from RNA-based precursors of modern life over bacterial cultures through human cultures and into the prospects of artificial intelligen...

    Such a cool and thought-provoking book, but a bit sloppy and unclear. The book explores the role of feelings guiding us through evolution and what the implications are for cultural evolution. I have read a lot of books in this genre so I had to do a ton of gap filling in several sectio...

    De Antnio Damsio ainda s tinha lido "O Livro da Conscincia", que achei muito bom, bem desenvolvido, com elevado nvel de detalhe. Emprestaram-me "A Estranha Ordem das Coisas", que estive reticente em comprar (e ainda bem que no o fiz), e deparo-me com um livro substancialmen...

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/t... ...

    Antonio Damasio?s impact on my intellectual development would be difficult to overstate. I first encountered his work when I was assigned The Feeling of What Happens for a philosophy of mind course in college. That book fundamentally transformed how I understood myself as a thinkin...

    A grand narrative but with little meat. It reads like someone's philosophical musings on the grand arc of earth history but with little in the way of substantially new insights just another recapitulation of the history of life and humans and society that one has seen in a lot of other...

    I am terribly conflicted about this book. I found the first half interesting, as it provided another piece of the puzzle towards our understanding of how our mind evolved and works. The extra insight it brings in is the idea that feelings, the ability of all living things to have a con...

  • Ana Lúcia
    Nov 17, 2017

    This is a hugely important book and one worth reading. Why? Because Damasio has joined the ranks of scientists such as Nick Lane (mentioned in the book) and Jeremy England (not mentioned) who are giving the "modern" synthesis of evolution a much needed update. This update replaces the ...

    Antnio Damsio (n. 1944) O portugus Antnio Damsio (n. 1944) ? mdico, neurologista e neurocientista, professor da ctedra David Dornsife de ?Neurocincia, Psicologia e Filosofia", e director do Brain and Creativity Institute na University os Southern California,...

    Sou grande admirador de Antnio Damsio, alis muito daquilo que a minha paixo pela investigao cientfica devo-a a ele, em particular ao seu primeiro livro ?O Erro de Descartes? de 1995. Depois disso fui seguindo a sua investigao e entrevistas e lendo todos os seus...

    Antnio Damsio divide o livro em trs partes: Parte I- A vida e a sua regulao homeostasia Consiste em olhar o individuo por dentro, desde as bactrias s enzimas e clulas nervosas, responde a questes puramente biolgicas de como o individuo sente a dor fsica e como ...

    This book provides an incredibly good way to think about order, origins of life and life. Anytime one can look at a problem coherently from a different perspective one can develop a deeper insight and understand the nature of reality just a little bit better than they did before. For e...

    The Strange Order of Things is my first book by Damsio, but it was a bit of a disappointment. It tries to synthesize the entire evolutionary history from RNA-based precursors of modern life over bacterial cultures through human cultures and into the prospects of artificial intelligen...

    Such a cool and thought-provoking book, but a bit sloppy and unclear. The book explores the role of feelings guiding us through evolution and what the implications are for cultural evolution. I have read a lot of books in this genre so I had to do a ton of gap filling in several sectio...

    De Antnio Damsio ainda s tinha lido "O Livro da Conscincia", que achei muito bom, bem desenvolvido, com elevado nvel de detalhe. Emprestaram-me "A Estranha Ordem das Coisas", que estive reticente em comprar (e ainda bem que no o fiz), e deparo-me com um livro substancialmen...

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/t... ...

    Antonio Damasio?s impact on my intellectual development would be difficult to overstate. I first encountered his work when I was assigned The Feeling of What Happens for a philosophy of mind course in college. That book fundamentally transformed how I understood myself as a thinkin...

    A grand narrative but with little meat. It reads like someone's philosophical musings on the grand arc of earth history but with little in the way of substantially new insights just another recapitulation of the history of life and humans and society that one has seen in a lot of other...

    I am terribly conflicted about this book. I found the first half interesting, as it provided another piece of the puzzle towards our understanding of how our mind evolved and works. The extra insight it brings in is the idea that feelings, the ability of all living things to have a con...

    It's a story about the evolution of mind and culture through the prism of Homeostasis ( An organism's internal attempt to balance and regulate itself optimally to ensure survival). Homeostasis is common among the simplest creatures. But, when an organism becomes more complex( i.e. nerv...

    Adoro como o Damsio explica tudo de forma to fcil e inteligvel. Como eu no hei-de gostar de um autor que diz com toda a convico que o segredo da Humanidade top se definitivamente conjugarmos as reas do saber da Psicologia, da Biologia e da Filosofia. Um crente inacr...

    It pains me to give this book a 2-star rating because I have a great deal of respect for Damasio, and a 2-star rating may be a little harsh. But I can?t help but give it a poor rating relative to two of his other books, in particular: Descartes? Error and The Feeling of What Happen...

    While I applaud Damsio's efforts to make abundantly clear the connections between human culture and consciousness with single and multi-cellular early lifeforms by way of homeostasis, there is very little that is actually new here. He is a very committed author and no doubt an import...

    Damasio tries to establish a different narrative for the evolution of humans and their culture basing it on feelings and homeostasis. If we tried to create a chronology of life's evolution based on this story, we would start from the second law of thermodynamics. Systems tend to ach...

    For the last few chapters I give this a 5 star rather than an anticipated 3 or 4 star rating, because I think what he has to say here provides potentially a very useful framework for how we can find a reasonable connection between biology and culture in our future speculations on human...

    La thse de Damasio tient principalement en ces propositions : l'homostasie fournit le cadre rgulateur du vivant avant la rplication gntique; elle constitue le fil conducteur reliant les formes de vie les plus anciennes (procaryote datant d'environ 3,8 milliards d'annes) ?...

    Antnio Damsio presents an astonishing and counter-intuitive yet immediately logical/obvious perspective on how human cultures and civilization as we know it have come about. He argues that homeostasis, manifesting as feelings in multi-cellular organisms like ourselves, is the the c...

    First the problems: I had to start and restart this book several times. The author writes very dryly, and I struggled early to be engaged by the topic. I tried reading, then switched to the audiobook in hopes that the narrator would add life to the text. Alas, the narrator was perfectl...

    What is life, what is its origin, what are emotions vs feelings, how/why does subjectivity arise, what about the hard problem of consciousness? These are some of the questions that Damsio covers in this book. The understated way in which his hypothesis is being presented here belies ...

    Les deux premiers tiers de l'ouvrage m'ont sembl extrmement confus. Les concepts ne sont pas dfinis, les ides sont assnes sans arguments ou dmonstrations. Une progression terriblement obscure. On a l'impression d'ouvrir des portes ouvertes ou de lire parfois plusieurs foi...

    Embora a literacia cientfica e tcnica nunca tenha estado to desenvolvida, o pblico dedica muito pouco tempo leitura de romances ou de poesia, que continuam a ser a forma mais garantida e recompensadora de penetrar na comdia e no drama da existncia, e de ter oportunidad...

    "Os sentimentos, elos de ligao para com o mundo, que se estabelecem a partir das clebres emoes, estes recortes das mais pungentes vivncias..." ...

  • Nicole
    Jun 20, 2018

    This is a hugely important book and one worth reading. Why? Because Damasio has joined the ranks of scientists such as Nick Lane (mentioned in the book) and Jeremy England (not mentioned) who are giving the "modern" synthesis of evolution a much needed update. This update replaces the ...

    Antnio Damsio (n. 1944) O portugus Antnio Damsio (n. 1944) ? mdico, neurologista e neurocientista, professor da ctedra David Dornsife de ?Neurocincia, Psicologia e Filosofia", e director do Brain and Creativity Institute na University os Southern California,...

    Sou grande admirador de Antnio Damsio, alis muito daquilo que a minha paixo pela investigao cientfica devo-a a ele, em particular ao seu primeiro livro ?O Erro de Descartes? de 1995. Depois disso fui seguindo a sua investigao e entrevistas e lendo todos os seus...

    Antnio Damsio divide o livro em trs partes: Parte I- A vida e a sua regulao homeostasia Consiste em olhar o individuo por dentro, desde as bactrias s enzimas e clulas nervosas, responde a questes puramente biolgicas de como o individuo sente a dor fsica e como ...

    This book provides an incredibly good way to think about order, origins of life and life. Anytime one can look at a problem coherently from a different perspective one can develop a deeper insight and understand the nature of reality just a little bit better than they did before. For e...

    The Strange Order of Things is my first book by Damsio, but it was a bit of a disappointment. It tries to synthesize the entire evolutionary history from RNA-based precursors of modern life over bacterial cultures through human cultures and into the prospects of artificial intelligen...

    Such a cool and thought-provoking book, but a bit sloppy and unclear. The book explores the role of feelings guiding us through evolution and what the implications are for cultural evolution. I have read a lot of books in this genre so I had to do a ton of gap filling in several sectio...

    De Antnio Damsio ainda s tinha lido "O Livro da Conscincia", que achei muito bom, bem desenvolvido, com elevado nvel de detalhe. Emprestaram-me "A Estranha Ordem das Coisas", que estive reticente em comprar (e ainda bem que no o fiz), e deparo-me com um livro substancialmen...

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/t... ...

    Antonio Damasio?s impact on my intellectual development would be difficult to overstate. I first encountered his work when I was assigned The Feeling of What Happens for a philosophy of mind course in college. That book fundamentally transformed how I understood myself as a thinkin...

    A grand narrative but with little meat. It reads like someone's philosophical musings on the grand arc of earth history but with little in the way of substantially new insights just another recapitulation of the history of life and humans and society that one has seen in a lot of other...

    I am terribly conflicted about this book. I found the first half interesting, as it provided another piece of the puzzle towards our understanding of how our mind evolved and works. The extra insight it brings in is the idea that feelings, the ability of all living things to have a con...

    It's a story about the evolution of mind and culture through the prism of Homeostasis ( An organism's internal attempt to balance and regulate itself optimally to ensure survival). Homeostasis is common among the simplest creatures. But, when an organism becomes more complex( i.e. nerv...

    Adoro como o Damsio explica tudo de forma to fcil e inteligvel. Como eu no hei-de gostar de um autor que diz com toda a convico que o segredo da Humanidade top se definitivamente conjugarmos as reas do saber da Psicologia, da Biologia e da Filosofia. Um crente inacr...

    It pains me to give this book a 2-star rating because I have a great deal of respect for Damasio, and a 2-star rating may be a little harsh. But I can?t help but give it a poor rating relative to two of his other books, in particular: Descartes? Error and The Feeling of What Happen...

    While I applaud Damsio's efforts to make abundantly clear the connections between human culture and consciousness with single and multi-cellular early lifeforms by way of homeostasis, there is very little that is actually new here. He is a very committed author and no doubt an import...

    Damasio tries to establish a different narrative for the evolution of humans and their culture basing it on feelings and homeostasis. If we tried to create a chronology of life's evolution based on this story, we would start from the second law of thermodynamics. Systems tend to ach...

    For the last few chapters I give this a 5 star rather than an anticipated 3 or 4 star rating, because I think what he has to say here provides potentially a very useful framework for how we can find a reasonable connection between biology and culture in our future speculations on human...

    La thse de Damasio tient principalement en ces propositions : l'homostasie fournit le cadre rgulateur du vivant avant la rplication gntique; elle constitue le fil conducteur reliant les formes de vie les plus anciennes (procaryote datant d'environ 3,8 milliards d'annes) ?...

    Antnio Damsio presents an astonishing and counter-intuitive yet immediately logical/obvious perspective on how human cultures and civilization as we know it have come about. He argues that homeostasis, manifesting as feelings in multi-cellular organisms like ourselves, is the the c...

    First the problems: I had to start and restart this book several times. The author writes very dryly, and I struggled early to be engaged by the topic. I tried reading, then switched to the audiobook in hopes that the narrator would add life to the text. Alas, the narrator was perfectl...

    What is life, what is its origin, what are emotions vs feelings, how/why does subjectivity arise, what about the hard problem of consciousness? These are some of the questions that Damsio covers in this book. The understated way in which his hypothesis is being presented here belies ...

    Les deux premiers tiers de l'ouvrage m'ont sembl extrmement confus. Les concepts ne sont pas dfinis, les ides sont assnes sans arguments ou dmonstrations. Une progression terriblement obscure. On a l'impression d'ouvrir des portes ouvertes ou de lire parfois plusieurs foi...

    Embora a literacia cientfica e tcnica nunca tenha estado to desenvolvida, o pblico dedica muito pouco tempo leitura de romances ou de poesia, que continuam a ser a forma mais garantida e recompensadora de penetrar na comdia e no drama da existncia, e de ter oportunidad...

    "Os sentimentos, elos de ligao para com o mundo, que se estabelecem a partir das clebres emoes, estes recortes das mais pungentes vivncias..." ...

    This is quite an interesting book to read. It provides this very well-formed argument to think about feelings. I always knew about his ideas, but this book really clears them up for me once and for all and helps me to internalize all of them as well. I have always thought of rationalit...

    This book is a poorly written, sloppy, pretentious soup. This is the first of Damasio's books that I've had a bad reaction to, most others I've enjoyed, but boy was it a bad reaction! There are some interesting new ideas (as another reviewer pointed out, his approach to evolution, for ...

    The ideas in the book itself are quite valuable thinking points, but I am giving this book a lower rating than expected because 1) the writing style was pedantic and difficult to simplify, and 2) many very important topics at the end of the book were rushed (culture, Christianity, the ...

  • Timothy
    May 15, 2018

    This is a hugely important book and one worth reading. Why? Because Damasio has joined the ranks of scientists such as Nick Lane (mentioned in the book) and Jeremy England (not mentioned) who are giving the "modern" synthesis of evolution a much needed update. This update replaces the ...

    Antnio Damsio (n. 1944) O portugus Antnio Damsio (n. 1944) ? mdico, neurologista e neurocientista, professor da ctedra David Dornsife de ?Neurocincia, Psicologia e Filosofia", e director do Brain and Creativity Institute na University os Southern California,...

    Sou grande admirador de Antnio Damsio, alis muito daquilo que a minha paixo pela investigao cientfica devo-a a ele, em particular ao seu primeiro livro ?O Erro de Descartes? de 1995. Depois disso fui seguindo a sua investigao e entrevistas e lendo todos os seus...

    Antnio Damsio divide o livro em trs partes: Parte I- A vida e a sua regulao homeostasia Consiste em olhar o individuo por dentro, desde as bactrias s enzimas e clulas nervosas, responde a questes puramente biolgicas de como o individuo sente a dor fsica e como ...

    This book provides an incredibly good way to think about order, origins of life and life. Anytime one can look at a problem coherently from a different perspective one can develop a deeper insight and understand the nature of reality just a little bit better than they did before. For e...

    The Strange Order of Things is my first book by Damsio, but it was a bit of a disappointment. It tries to synthesize the entire evolutionary history from RNA-based precursors of modern life over bacterial cultures through human cultures and into the prospects of artificial intelligen...

    Such a cool and thought-provoking book, but a bit sloppy and unclear. The book explores the role of feelings guiding us through evolution and what the implications are for cultural evolution. I have read a lot of books in this genre so I had to do a ton of gap filling in several sectio...

    De Antnio Damsio ainda s tinha lido "O Livro da Conscincia", que achei muito bom, bem desenvolvido, com elevado nvel de detalhe. Emprestaram-me "A Estranha Ordem das Coisas", que estive reticente em comprar (e ainda bem que no o fiz), e deparo-me com um livro substancialmen...

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/t... ...

    Antonio Damasio?s impact on my intellectual development would be difficult to overstate. I first encountered his work when I was assigned The Feeling of What Happens for a philosophy of mind course in college. That book fundamentally transformed how I understood myself as a thinkin...

    A grand narrative but with little meat. It reads like someone's philosophical musings on the grand arc of earth history but with little in the way of substantially new insights just another recapitulation of the history of life and humans and society that one has seen in a lot of other...

    I am terribly conflicted about this book. I found the first half interesting, as it provided another piece of the puzzle towards our understanding of how our mind evolved and works. The extra insight it brings in is the idea that feelings, the ability of all living things to have a con...

    It's a story about the evolution of mind and culture through the prism of Homeostasis ( An organism's internal attempt to balance and regulate itself optimally to ensure survival). Homeostasis is common among the simplest creatures. But, when an organism becomes more complex( i.e. nerv...

    Adoro como o Damsio explica tudo de forma to fcil e inteligvel. Como eu no hei-de gostar de um autor que diz com toda a convico que o segredo da Humanidade top se definitivamente conjugarmos as reas do saber da Psicologia, da Biologia e da Filosofia. Um crente inacr...

    It pains me to give this book a 2-star rating because I have a great deal of respect for Damasio, and a 2-star rating may be a little harsh. But I can?t help but give it a poor rating relative to two of his other books, in particular: Descartes? Error and The Feeling of What Happen...

    While I applaud Damsio's efforts to make abundantly clear the connections between human culture and consciousness with single and multi-cellular early lifeforms by way of homeostasis, there is very little that is actually new here. He is a very committed author and no doubt an import...

    Damasio tries to establish a different narrative for the evolution of humans and their culture basing it on feelings and homeostasis. If we tried to create a chronology of life's evolution based on this story, we would start from the second law of thermodynamics. Systems tend to ach...

    For the last few chapters I give this a 5 star rather than an anticipated 3 or 4 star rating, because I think what he has to say here provides potentially a very useful framework for how we can find a reasonable connection between biology and culture in our future speculations on human...

    La thse de Damasio tient principalement en ces propositions : l'homostasie fournit le cadre rgulateur du vivant avant la rplication gntique; elle constitue le fil conducteur reliant les formes de vie les plus anciennes (procaryote datant d'environ 3,8 milliards d'annes) ?...

    Antnio Damsio presents an astonishing and counter-intuitive yet immediately logical/obvious perspective on how human cultures and civilization as we know it have come about. He argues that homeostasis, manifesting as feelings in multi-cellular organisms like ourselves, is the the c...

    First the problems: I had to start and restart this book several times. The author writes very dryly, and I struggled early to be engaged by the topic. I tried reading, then switched to the audiobook in hopes that the narrator would add life to the text. Alas, the narrator was perfectl...

  • P Michael N
    Feb 28, 2018

    This is a hugely important book and one worth reading. Why? Because Damasio has joined the ranks of scientists such as Nick Lane (mentioned in the book) and Jeremy England (not mentioned) who are giving the "modern" synthesis of evolution a much needed update. This update replaces the ...

    Antnio Damsio (n. 1944) O portugus Antnio Damsio (n. 1944) ? mdico, neurologista e neurocientista, professor da ctedra David Dornsife de ?Neurocincia, Psicologia e Filosofia", e director do Brain and Creativity Institute na University os Southern California,...

    Sou grande admirador de Antnio Damsio, alis muito daquilo que a minha paixo pela investigao cientfica devo-a a ele, em particular ao seu primeiro livro ?O Erro de Descartes? de 1995. Depois disso fui seguindo a sua investigao e entrevistas e lendo todos os seus...

    Antnio Damsio divide o livro em trs partes: Parte I- A vida e a sua regulao homeostasia Consiste em olhar o individuo por dentro, desde as bactrias s enzimas e clulas nervosas, responde a questes puramente biolgicas de como o individuo sente a dor fsica e como ...

    This book provides an incredibly good way to think about order, origins of life and life. Anytime one can look at a problem coherently from a different perspective one can develop a deeper insight and understand the nature of reality just a little bit better than they did before. For e...

    The Strange Order of Things is my first book by Damsio, but it was a bit of a disappointment. It tries to synthesize the entire evolutionary history from RNA-based precursors of modern life over bacterial cultures through human cultures and into the prospects of artificial intelligen...

    Such a cool and thought-provoking book, but a bit sloppy and unclear. The book explores the role of feelings guiding us through evolution and what the implications are for cultural evolution. I have read a lot of books in this genre so I had to do a ton of gap filling in several sectio...

    De Antnio Damsio ainda s tinha lido "O Livro da Conscincia", que achei muito bom, bem desenvolvido, com elevado nvel de detalhe. Emprestaram-me "A Estranha Ordem das Coisas", que estive reticente em comprar (e ainda bem que no o fiz), e deparo-me com um livro substancialmen...

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/t... ...

    Antonio Damasio?s impact on my intellectual development would be difficult to overstate. I first encountered his work when I was assigned The Feeling of What Happens for a philosophy of mind course in college. That book fundamentally transformed how I understood myself as a thinkin...

    A grand narrative but with little meat. It reads like someone's philosophical musings on the grand arc of earth history but with little in the way of substantially new insights just another recapitulation of the history of life and humans and society that one has seen in a lot of other...

    I am terribly conflicted about this book. I found the first half interesting, as it provided another piece of the puzzle towards our understanding of how our mind evolved and works. The extra insight it brings in is the idea that feelings, the ability of all living things to have a con...

    It's a story about the evolution of mind and culture through the prism of Homeostasis ( An organism's internal attempt to balance and regulate itself optimally to ensure survival). Homeostasis is common among the simplest creatures. But, when an organism becomes more complex( i.e. nerv...

    Adoro como o Damsio explica tudo de forma to fcil e inteligvel. Como eu no hei-de gostar de um autor que diz com toda a convico que o segredo da Humanidade top se definitivamente conjugarmos as reas do saber da Psicologia, da Biologia e da Filosofia. Um crente inacr...

    It pains me to give this book a 2-star rating because I have a great deal of respect for Damasio, and a 2-star rating may be a little harsh. But I can?t help but give it a poor rating relative to two of his other books, in particular: Descartes? Error and The Feeling of What Happen...

    While I applaud Damsio's efforts to make abundantly clear the connections between human culture and consciousness with single and multi-cellular early lifeforms by way of homeostasis, there is very little that is actually new here. He is a very committed author and no doubt an import...

    Damasio tries to establish a different narrative for the evolution of humans and their culture basing it on feelings and homeostasis. If we tried to create a chronology of life's evolution based on this story, we would start from the second law of thermodynamics. Systems tend to ach...

    For the last few chapters I give this a 5 star rather than an anticipated 3 or 4 star rating, because I think what he has to say here provides potentially a very useful framework for how we can find a reasonable connection between biology and culture in our future speculations on human...

    La thse de Damasio tient principalement en ces propositions : l'homostasie fournit le cadre rgulateur du vivant avant la rplication gntique; elle constitue le fil conducteur reliant les formes de vie les plus anciennes (procaryote datant d'environ 3,8 milliards d'annes) ?...

    Antnio Damsio presents an astonishing and counter-intuitive yet immediately logical/obvious perspective on how human cultures and civilization as we know it have come about. He argues that homeostasis, manifesting as feelings in multi-cellular organisms like ourselves, is the the c...

  • Julius
    May 31, 2018

    This is a hugely important book and one worth reading. Why? Because Damasio has joined the ranks of scientists such as Nick Lane (mentioned in the book) and Jeremy England (not mentioned) who are giving the "modern" synthesis of evolution a much needed update. This update replaces the ...

    Antnio Damsio (n. 1944) O portugus Antnio Damsio (n. 1944) ? mdico, neurologista e neurocientista, professor da ctedra David Dornsife de ?Neurocincia, Psicologia e Filosofia", e director do Brain and Creativity Institute na University os Southern California,...

    Sou grande admirador de Antnio Damsio, alis muito daquilo que a minha paixo pela investigao cientfica devo-a a ele, em particular ao seu primeiro livro ?O Erro de Descartes? de 1995. Depois disso fui seguindo a sua investigao e entrevistas e lendo todos os seus...

    Antnio Damsio divide o livro em trs partes: Parte I- A vida e a sua regulao homeostasia Consiste em olhar o individuo por dentro, desde as bactrias s enzimas e clulas nervosas, responde a questes puramente biolgicas de como o individuo sente a dor fsica e como ...

    This book provides an incredibly good way to think about order, origins of life and life. Anytime one can look at a problem coherently from a different perspective one can develop a deeper insight and understand the nature of reality just a little bit better than they did before. For e...

    The Strange Order of Things is my first book by Damsio, but it was a bit of a disappointment. It tries to synthesize the entire evolutionary history from RNA-based precursors of modern life over bacterial cultures through human cultures and into the prospects of artificial intelligen...

    Such a cool and thought-provoking book, but a bit sloppy and unclear. The book explores the role of feelings guiding us through evolution and what the implications are for cultural evolution. I have read a lot of books in this genre so I had to do a ton of gap filling in several sectio...

    De Antnio Damsio ainda s tinha lido "O Livro da Conscincia", que achei muito bom, bem desenvolvido, com elevado nvel de detalhe. Emprestaram-me "A Estranha Ordem das Coisas", que estive reticente em comprar (e ainda bem que no o fiz), e deparo-me com um livro substancialmen...

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/t... ...

    Antonio Damasio?s impact on my intellectual development would be difficult to overstate. I first encountered his work when I was assigned The Feeling of What Happens for a philosophy of mind course in college. That book fundamentally transformed how I understood myself as a thinkin...

    A grand narrative but with little meat. It reads like someone's philosophical musings on the grand arc of earth history but with little in the way of substantially new insights just another recapitulation of the history of life and humans and society that one has seen in a lot of other...

    I am terribly conflicted about this book. I found the first half interesting, as it provided another piece of the puzzle towards our understanding of how our mind evolved and works. The extra insight it brings in is the idea that feelings, the ability of all living things to have a con...

    It's a story about the evolution of mind and culture through the prism of Homeostasis ( An organism's internal attempt to balance and regulate itself optimally to ensure survival). Homeostasis is common among the simplest creatures. But, when an organism becomes more complex( i.e. nerv...

    Adoro como o Damsio explica tudo de forma to fcil e inteligvel. Como eu no hei-de gostar de um autor que diz com toda a convico que o segredo da Humanidade top se definitivamente conjugarmos as reas do saber da Psicologia, da Biologia e da Filosofia. Um crente inacr...

    It pains me to give this book a 2-star rating because I have a great deal of respect for Damasio, and a 2-star rating may be a little harsh. But I can?t help but give it a poor rating relative to two of his other books, in particular: Descartes? Error and The Feeling of What Happen...

  • Farha Crystal
    May 25, 2018

    This is a hugely important book and one worth reading. Why? Because Damasio has joined the ranks of scientists such as Nick Lane (mentioned in the book) and Jeremy England (not mentioned) who are giving the "modern" synthesis of evolution a much needed update. This update replaces the ...

    Antnio Damsio (n. 1944) O portugus Antnio Damsio (n. 1944) ? mdico, neurologista e neurocientista, professor da ctedra David Dornsife de ?Neurocincia, Psicologia e Filosofia", e director do Brain and Creativity Institute na University os Southern California,...

    Sou grande admirador de Antnio Damsio, alis muito daquilo que a minha paixo pela investigao cientfica devo-a a ele, em particular ao seu primeiro livro ?O Erro de Descartes? de 1995. Depois disso fui seguindo a sua investigao e entrevistas e lendo todos os seus...

    Antnio Damsio divide o livro em trs partes: Parte I- A vida e a sua regulao homeostasia Consiste em olhar o individuo por dentro, desde as bactrias s enzimas e clulas nervosas, responde a questes puramente biolgicas de como o individuo sente a dor fsica e como ...

    This book provides an incredibly good way to think about order, origins of life and life. Anytime one can look at a problem coherently from a different perspective one can develop a deeper insight and understand the nature of reality just a little bit better than they did before. For e...

    The Strange Order of Things is my first book by Damsio, but it was a bit of a disappointment. It tries to synthesize the entire evolutionary history from RNA-based precursors of modern life over bacterial cultures through human cultures and into the prospects of artificial intelligen...

    Such a cool and thought-provoking book, but a bit sloppy and unclear. The book explores the role of feelings guiding us through evolution and what the implications are for cultural evolution. I have read a lot of books in this genre so I had to do a ton of gap filling in several sectio...

    De Antnio Damsio ainda s tinha lido "O Livro da Conscincia", que achei muito bom, bem desenvolvido, com elevado nvel de detalhe. Emprestaram-me "A Estranha Ordem das Coisas", que estive reticente em comprar (e ainda bem que no o fiz), e deparo-me com um livro substancialmen...

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/t... ...

    Antonio Damasio?s impact on my intellectual development would be difficult to overstate. I first encountered his work when I was assigned The Feeling of What Happens for a philosophy of mind course in college. That book fundamentally transformed how I understood myself as a thinkin...

    A grand narrative but with little meat. It reads like someone's philosophical musings on the grand arc of earth history but with little in the way of substantially new insights just another recapitulation of the history of life and humans and society that one has seen in a lot of other...

    I am terribly conflicted about this book. I found the first half interesting, as it provided another piece of the puzzle towards our understanding of how our mind evolved and works. The extra insight it brings in is the idea that feelings, the ability of all living things to have a con...

    It's a story about the evolution of mind and culture through the prism of Homeostasis ( An organism's internal attempt to balance and regulate itself optimally to ensure survival). Homeostasis is common among the simplest creatures. But, when an organism becomes more complex( i.e. nerv...

  • Jim
    Feb 24, 2018

    This is a hugely important book and one worth reading. Why? Because Damasio has joined the ranks of scientists such as Nick Lane (mentioned in the book) and Jeremy England (not mentioned) who are giving the "modern" synthesis of evolution a much needed update. This update replaces the ...

    Antnio Damsio (n. 1944) O portugus Antnio Damsio (n. 1944) ? mdico, neurologista e neurocientista, professor da ctedra David Dornsife de ?Neurocincia, Psicologia e Filosofia", e director do Brain and Creativity Institute na University os Southern California,...

    Sou grande admirador de Antnio Damsio, alis muito daquilo que a minha paixo pela investigao cientfica devo-a a ele, em particular ao seu primeiro livro ?O Erro de Descartes? de 1995. Depois disso fui seguindo a sua investigao e entrevistas e lendo todos os seus...

    Antnio Damsio divide o livro em trs partes: Parte I- A vida e a sua regulao homeostasia Consiste em olhar o individuo por dentro, desde as bactrias s enzimas e clulas nervosas, responde a questes puramente biolgicas de como o individuo sente a dor fsica e como ...

    This book provides an incredibly good way to think about order, origins of life and life. Anytime one can look at a problem coherently from a different perspective one can develop a deeper insight and understand the nature of reality just a little bit better than they did before. For e...

    The Strange Order of Things is my first book by Damsio, but it was a bit of a disappointment. It tries to synthesize the entire evolutionary history from RNA-based precursors of modern life over bacterial cultures through human cultures and into the prospects of artificial intelligen...

    Such a cool and thought-provoking book, but a bit sloppy and unclear. The book explores the role of feelings guiding us through evolution and what the implications are for cultural evolution. I have read a lot of books in this genre so I had to do a ton of gap filling in several sectio...

    De Antnio Damsio ainda s tinha lido "O Livro da Conscincia", que achei muito bom, bem desenvolvido, com elevado nvel de detalhe. Emprestaram-me "A Estranha Ordem das Coisas", que estive reticente em comprar (e ainda bem que no o fiz), e deparo-me com um livro substancialmen...

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/t... ...

    Antonio Damasio?s impact on my intellectual development would be difficult to overstate. I first encountered his work when I was assigned The Feeling of What Happens for a philosophy of mind course in college. That book fundamentally transformed how I understood myself as a thinkin...

    A grand narrative but with little meat. It reads like someone's philosophical musings on the grand arc of earth history but with little in the way of substantially new insights just another recapitulation of the history of life and humans and society that one has seen in a lot of other...

    I am terribly conflicted about this book. I found the first half interesting, as it provided another piece of the puzzle towards our understanding of how our mind evolved and works. The extra insight it brings in is the idea that feelings, the ability of all living things to have a con...

    It's a story about the evolution of mind and culture through the prism of Homeostasis ( An organism's internal attempt to balance and regulate itself optimally to ensure survival). Homeostasis is common among the simplest creatures. But, when an organism becomes more complex( i.e. nerv...

    Adoro como o Damsio explica tudo de forma to fcil e inteligvel. Como eu no hei-de gostar de um autor que diz com toda a convico que o segredo da Humanidade top se definitivamente conjugarmos as reas do saber da Psicologia, da Biologia e da Filosofia. Um crente inacr...

    It pains me to give this book a 2-star rating because I have a great deal of respect for Damasio, and a 2-star rating may be a little harsh. But I can?t help but give it a poor rating relative to two of his other books, in particular: Descartes? Error and The Feeling of What Happen...

    While I applaud Damsio's efforts to make abundantly clear the connections between human culture and consciousness with single and multi-cellular early lifeforms by way of homeostasis, there is very little that is actually new here. He is a very committed author and no doubt an import...

    Damasio tries to establish a different narrative for the evolution of humans and their culture basing it on feelings and homeostasis. If we tried to create a chronology of life's evolution based on this story, we would start from the second law of thermodynamics. Systems tend to ach...

    For the last few chapters I give this a 5 star rather than an anticipated 3 or 4 star rating, because I think what he has to say here provides potentially a very useful framework for how we can find a reasonable connection between biology and culture in our future speculations on human...

    La thse de Damasio tient principalement en ces propositions : l'homostasie fournit le cadre rgulateur du vivant avant la rplication gntique; elle constitue le fil conducteur reliant les formes de vie les plus anciennes (procaryote datant d'environ 3,8 milliards d'annes) ?...

    Antnio Damsio presents an astonishing and counter-intuitive yet immediately logical/obvious perspective on how human cultures and civilization as we know it have come about. He argues that homeostasis, manifesting as feelings in multi-cellular organisms like ourselves, is the the c...

    First the problems: I had to start and restart this book several times. The author writes very dryly, and I struggled early to be engaged by the topic. I tried reading, then switched to the audiobook in hopes that the narrator would add life to the text. Alas, the narrator was perfectl...

    What is life, what is its origin, what are emotions vs feelings, how/why does subjectivity arise, what about the hard problem of consciousness? These are some of the questions that Damsio covers in this book. The understated way in which his hypothesis is being presented here belies ...

    Les deux premiers tiers de l'ouvrage m'ont sembl extrmement confus. Les concepts ne sont pas dfinis, les ides sont assnes sans arguments ou dmonstrations. Une progression terriblement obscure. On a l'impression d'ouvrir des portes ouvertes ou de lire parfois plusieurs foi...

    Embora a literacia cientfica e tcnica nunca tenha estado to desenvolvida, o pblico dedica muito pouco tempo leitura de romances ou de poesia, que continuam a ser a forma mais garantida e recompensadora de penetrar na comdia e no drama da existncia, e de ter oportunidad...

    "Os sentimentos, elos de ligao para com o mundo, que se estabelecem a partir das clebres emoes, estes recortes das mais pungentes vivncias..." ...

    This is quite an interesting book to read. It provides this very well-formed argument to think about feelings. I always knew about his ideas, but this book really clears them up for me once and for all and helps me to internalize all of them as well. I have always thought of rationalit...

    This book is a poorly written, sloppy, pretentious soup. This is the first of Damasio's books that I've had a bad reaction to, most others I've enjoyed, but boy was it a bad reaction! There are some interesting new ideas (as another reviewer pointed out, his approach to evolution, for ...

    The ideas in the book itself are quite valuable thinking points, but I am giving this book a lower rating than expected because 1) the writing style was pedantic and difficult to simplify, and 2) many very important topics at the end of the book were rushed (culture, Christianity, the ...

    I won this book on Goodreads. I waffled back and forth about how to rate this book, but ultimately decided that the struggles I had with this book outweighed the interesting parts. There are some complex thoughts here and some that really made me think but some ideas and concepts in th...

  • Jonathan Hockey
    Oct 07, 2018

    This is a hugely important book and one worth reading. Why? Because Damasio has joined the ranks of scientists such as Nick Lane (mentioned in the book) and Jeremy England (not mentioned) who are giving the "modern" synthesis of evolution a much needed update. This update replaces the ...

    Antnio Damsio (n. 1944) O portugus Antnio Damsio (n. 1944) ? mdico, neurologista e neurocientista, professor da ctedra David Dornsife de ?Neurocincia, Psicologia e Filosofia", e director do Brain and Creativity Institute na University os Southern California,...

    Sou grande admirador de Antnio Damsio, alis muito daquilo que a minha paixo pela investigao cientfica devo-a a ele, em particular ao seu primeiro livro ?O Erro de Descartes? de 1995. Depois disso fui seguindo a sua investigao e entrevistas e lendo todos os seus...

    Antnio Damsio divide o livro em trs partes: Parte I- A vida e a sua regulao homeostasia Consiste em olhar o individuo por dentro, desde as bactrias s enzimas e clulas nervosas, responde a questes puramente biolgicas de como o individuo sente a dor fsica e como ...

    This book provides an incredibly good way to think about order, origins of life and life. Anytime one can look at a problem coherently from a different perspective one can develop a deeper insight and understand the nature of reality just a little bit better than they did before. For e...

    The Strange Order of Things is my first book by Damsio, but it was a bit of a disappointment. It tries to synthesize the entire evolutionary history from RNA-based precursors of modern life over bacterial cultures through human cultures and into the prospects of artificial intelligen...

    Such a cool and thought-provoking book, but a bit sloppy and unclear. The book explores the role of feelings guiding us through evolution and what the implications are for cultural evolution. I have read a lot of books in this genre so I had to do a ton of gap filling in several sectio...

    De Antnio Damsio ainda s tinha lido "O Livro da Conscincia", que achei muito bom, bem desenvolvido, com elevado nvel de detalhe. Emprestaram-me "A Estranha Ordem das Coisas", que estive reticente em comprar (e ainda bem que no o fiz), e deparo-me com um livro substancialmen...

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/t... ...

    Antonio Damasio?s impact on my intellectual development would be difficult to overstate. I first encountered his work when I was assigned The Feeling of What Happens for a philosophy of mind course in college. That book fundamentally transformed how I understood myself as a thinkin...

    A grand narrative but with little meat. It reads like someone's philosophical musings on the grand arc of earth history but with little in the way of substantially new insights just another recapitulation of the history of life and humans and society that one has seen in a lot of other...

    I am terribly conflicted about this book. I found the first half interesting, as it provided another piece of the puzzle towards our understanding of how our mind evolved and works. The extra insight it brings in is the idea that feelings, the ability of all living things to have a con...

    It's a story about the evolution of mind and culture through the prism of Homeostasis ( An organism's internal attempt to balance and regulate itself optimally to ensure survival). Homeostasis is common among the simplest creatures. But, when an organism becomes more complex( i.e. nerv...

    Adoro como o Damsio explica tudo de forma to fcil e inteligvel. Como eu no hei-de gostar de um autor que diz com toda a convico que o segredo da Humanidade top se definitivamente conjugarmos as reas do saber da Psicologia, da Biologia e da Filosofia. Um crente inacr...

    It pains me to give this book a 2-star rating because I have a great deal of respect for Damasio, and a 2-star rating may be a little harsh. But I can?t help but give it a poor rating relative to two of his other books, in particular: Descartes? Error and The Feeling of What Happen...

    While I applaud Damsio's efforts to make abundantly clear the connections between human culture and consciousness with single and multi-cellular early lifeforms by way of homeostasis, there is very little that is actually new here. He is a very committed author and no doubt an import...

    Damasio tries to establish a different narrative for the evolution of humans and their culture basing it on feelings and homeostasis. If we tried to create a chronology of life's evolution based on this story, we would start from the second law of thermodynamics. Systems tend to ach...

    For the last few chapters I give this a 5 star rather than an anticipated 3 or 4 star rating, because I think what he has to say here provides potentially a very useful framework for how we can find a reasonable connection between biology and culture in our future speculations on human...

  • Erik
    Mar 23, 2018

    This is a hugely important book and one worth reading. Why? Because Damasio has joined the ranks of scientists such as Nick Lane (mentioned in the book) and Jeremy England (not mentioned) who are giving the "modern" synthesis of evolution a much needed update. This update replaces the ...

    Antnio Damsio (n. 1944) O portugus Antnio Damsio (n. 1944) ? mdico, neurologista e neurocientista, professor da ctedra David Dornsife de ?Neurocincia, Psicologia e Filosofia", e director do Brain and Creativity Institute na University os Southern California,...

    Sou grande admirador de Antnio Damsio, alis muito daquilo que a minha paixo pela investigao cientfica devo-a a ele, em particular ao seu primeiro livro ?O Erro de Descartes? de 1995. Depois disso fui seguindo a sua investigao e entrevistas e lendo todos os seus...

    Antnio Damsio divide o livro em trs partes: Parte I- A vida e a sua regulao homeostasia Consiste em olhar o individuo por dentro, desde as bactrias s enzimas e clulas nervosas, responde a questes puramente biolgicas de como o individuo sente a dor fsica e como ...

    This book provides an incredibly good way to think about order, origins of life and life. Anytime one can look at a problem coherently from a different perspective one can develop a deeper insight and understand the nature of reality just a little bit better than they did before. For e...

    The Strange Order of Things is my first book by Damsio, but it was a bit of a disappointment. It tries to synthesize the entire evolutionary history from RNA-based precursors of modern life over bacterial cultures through human cultures and into the prospects of artificial intelligen...

  • Maria Ferreira
    Dec 25, 2017

    This is a hugely important book and one worth reading. Why? Because Damasio has joined the ranks of scientists such as Nick Lane (mentioned in the book) and Jeremy England (not mentioned) who are giving the "modern" synthesis of evolution a much needed update. This update replaces the ...

    Antnio Damsio (n. 1944) O portugus Antnio Damsio (n. 1944) ? mdico, neurologista e neurocientista, professor da ctedra David Dornsife de ?Neurocincia, Psicologia e Filosofia", e director do Brain and Creativity Institute na University os Southern California,...

    Sou grande admirador de Antnio Damsio, alis muito daquilo que a minha paixo pela investigao cientfica devo-a a ele, em particular ao seu primeiro livro ?O Erro de Descartes? de 1995. Depois disso fui seguindo a sua investigao e entrevistas e lendo todos os seus...

    Antnio Damsio divide o livro em trs partes: Parte I- A vida e a sua regulao homeostasia Consiste em olhar o individuo por dentro, desde as bactrias s enzimas e clulas nervosas, responde a questes puramente biolgicas de como o individuo sente a dor fsica e como ...