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The Strange Order of Things

Life, Feeling, and the Making of Cultures

By Antonio Damasio
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The Strange Order of Things: Life, Feeling, and the Making of Cultures by Antonio Damasio

The Strange Order of Things (2018) takes us through the history of human cultural development while focusing on a motivating factor that often gets overlooked: our feelings. When accounting for the major innovations and developments of the past, we often credit human intelligence more than emotions and feelings. But as author Antonio Damasio argues, it’s our feelings that push us forward, inspire our creative accomplishments and define who we are.

  • Neuroscientists, evolutionary biologists, physicians and psychologists
  • Curious minds interested in the emergence of human culture
  • Anyone interested in the power of emotions

Antonio Damasio is the David Dornsife Professor of Neuroscience, Psychology and Philosophy at the University of Southern California. He is also director of the school’s Brain and Creativity Institute, where he specializes in researching the processes that govern emotions, feelings and consciousness. His previous books include Descartes’ Error, The Feeling of What Happens, Looking for Spinoza and Self Comes to Mind.

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