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The Feeling Of What Happens
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  • Published: 3 November 2000
  • ISBN: 9780099288763
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $22.99

The Feeling Of What Happens


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There have been many ambitious and important books on the problem of consciousness in the past few years. None has quite the philosophical sophistication and neurophysical knowledge of this one. One of the world's leading experts on the neurophysiology of emotion, professor Damasio shows how our consciousness developed out of the development of emotion brilliantly wide ranging, with fascinating case-studies, the book presents a humane and subtle view of the facility that makes us most profoundly human.

  • Pub date: 3 November 2000
  • ISBN: 9780099288763
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $22.99

About the Author

Antonio Damasio

Born in Portugal, Antonio Damasio became Van Allen Distinguished Professor and head of the department of neurology at the University of Iowa College of Medicine, and Adjunct Professor at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California. He is the author of Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason and the Human Brain and The Feeling of What Happens: Body, Emotion and the Making of Consciousness.

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Praise for The Feeling Of What Happens

“was the life-changing read of the year. The book is crammed with tiny gems of information with which to reassess how you look at the world and think about yourself.”

Katie Mitchell, Guardian


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