Online reading group and book discussion forum
  HOME FORUMS BOOKS LINKS DONATE ADVERTISE CONTACT  
View unanswered posts | View active topics It is currently Sat Dec 20, 2014 10:20 pm

<< Week of December 20, 2014 >>
Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
20 Day Month

21 Day Month

22 Day Month

23 Day Month

24 Day Month

25 Day Month

26 Day Month





Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ] • Topic evaluate: Evaluations: 0, 0.00 on the average.Evaluations: 0, 0.00 on the average.Evaluations: 0, 0.00 on the average.Evaluations: 0, 0.00 on the average.Evaluations: 0, 0.00 on the average. 
Audio intreview with Damasio 
Author Message


Post Audio intreview with Damasio
I found this on infidelguy.com (scroll down for link to the audio stream):

www.infidelguy.com/modules.php?name=Downloads&d_op=viewdownloaddetails&lid=506&ttitle=Looking_For_Spinoza

P.S. I think you have to login to infidelguy.com to get to that page and/or hear the stream.

Edited by: Kostya at: 1/15/04 5:45 pm



Thu Jan 15, 2004 5:16 pm
User avatar
Years of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membership
BookTalk.org Hall of Fame

BookTalk.org Owner
Diamond Contributor 3

Joined: May 2002
Posts: 14266
Location: Florida
Thanks: 2202
Thanked: 872 times in 680 posts
Gender: Male
Country: United States (us)
Highscores: 8

Post Re: Audio intreview with Damasio
I'm listening to it now. Thanks Kostya! ;)

Chris

"The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them"



Thu Jan 15, 2004 8:24 pm
Profile Email YIM WWW
User avatar
Years of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membership
BookTalk.org Hall of Fame

BookTalk.org Owner
Diamond Contributor 3

Joined: May 2002
Posts: 14266
Location: Florida
Thanks: 2202
Thanked: 872 times in 680 posts
Gender: Male
Country: United States (us)
Highscores: 8

Post Re: Audio intreview with Damasio
I'm still confused as to Spinozas beliefs. Prior to starting to read this book I thought of him as ultrareligious.

Chris

"The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them"



Thu Jan 15, 2004 8:28 pm
Profile Email YIM WWW


Post Re: Audio intreview with Damasio
Quote:
Thanks Kostya!


You are welcome.

Quote:
I'm still confused as to Spinozas beliefs. Prior to starting to read this book I thought of him as ultrareligious.


I did not read Damasio's book yet, but I've read some history of philosophy texts recently and the author was describing Spinoza as pretty much an atheist. Perhaps, he was as atheistic as it was possible in those days...




Thu Jan 15, 2004 8:41 pm
User avatar
Years of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membership
BookTalk.org Hall of Fame

BookTalk.org Owner
Diamond Contributor 3

Joined: May 2002
Posts: 14266
Location: Florida
Thanks: 2202
Thanked: 872 times in 680 posts
Gender: Male
Country: United States (us)
Highscores: 8

Post Re: Audio intreview with Damasio
Yea, thats what I'm thinking. Atheism wasn't something you wore as a badge in those days. Heck, even today it gets you into trouble.

This interview is great. (still listening to it) I'd like to know what Descartes believed that most contemporary neurologists take issue with. I'm sure he will get into it later in the book, but he just mentioned the disagreement in this interview.

By the way...several nuerologists from UCLA and other top-notch universities have expressed an interest in getting into this book discussion. I sure hope Damasio will chat with us. No news yet.

Chris

"The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them"



Thu Jan 15, 2004 8:54 pm
Profile Email YIM WWW


Post Re: Audio intreview with Damasio
Quote:
I'd like to know what Descartes believed that most contemporary neurologists take issue with.


I think that it is the fact that Descartes could not get away from the idea of what Dennett describes as "Central Meaner" or simply mind. Descartes believed that the only explanation for our consciousness is that there is something besides material tissue in our brain - the "mind stuff".




Thu Jan 15, 2004 9:29 pm
User avatar
Years of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membership
BookTalk.org Hall of Fame

BookTalk.org Owner
Diamond Contributor 3

Joined: May 2002
Posts: 14266
Location: Florida
Thanks: 2202
Thanked: 872 times in 680 posts
Gender: Male
Country: United States (us)
Highscores: 8

Post Re: Audio intreview with Damasio
This interview does a great job of differentiating between emotions and feelings.

Chris

"The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them"



Thu Jan 15, 2004 9:52 pm
Profile Email YIM WWW
User avatar
Years of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membership
BookTalk.org Hall of Fame

BookTalk.org Owner
Diamond Contributor 3

Joined: May 2002
Posts: 14266
Location: Florida
Thanks: 2202
Thanked: 872 times in 680 posts
Gender: Male
Country: United States (us)
Highscores: 8

Post Re: Audio intreview with Damasio
Damasio is explaining now how he got into neurology. One of his philosophy professors gave him some reading material and suggested neurology. Originally, Damasio had an interest in engineering or working with cars.

"The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them"



Thu Jan 15, 2004 10:04 pm
Profile Email YIM WWW
User avatar
Years of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membership
BookTalk.org Hall of Fame

BookTalk.org Owner
Diamond Contributor 3

Joined: May 2002
Posts: 14266
Location: Florida
Thanks: 2202
Thanked: 872 times in 680 posts
Gender: Male
Country: United States (us)
Highscores: 8

Post Re: Audio intreview with Damasio
Damasio has good taste in music it seems. Mozart. Bach. He likes Jazz.

"The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them"



Thu Jan 15, 2004 10:11 pm
Profile Email YIM WWW


Post Re: Audio intreview with Damasio
I will definitely check out this interview. I will post more once I have had the opportunity to listen to the whole thing.

One thing is for sure, Spinoza's theology was not the orthodox theology of the Christianity or Judaism of his time. As was often the case, he had to keep his opinions "in the closet" or face the potential consequences. He was a "freethinker" in that he did not adhere by default to the established doctrines of those in positions of authority.

Chris, I too hope that Damasio will join us for a chat.

Eric




Fri Jan 16, 2004 12:23 am


Post Re: Audio intreview with Damasio
This is a good interview with Antonio Damasio. It is just under an hour long and it gives a good introduction to the person behind Looking For Spinoza. It covers a bit of biographical and personal information. There is a highly relevant discussion of emotions and feelings that covers about 10 minutes of the discussion.

I would recommend this interview.

Eric




Fri Jan 23, 2004 12:49 am
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ] • Topic evaluate: Evaluations: 0, 0.00 on the average.Evaluations: 0, 0.00 on the average.Evaluations: 0, 0.00 on the average.Evaluations: 0, 0.00 on the average.Evaluations: 0, 0.00 on the average. 



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:


BookTalk.org Links 
Forum Rules & Tips
Frequently Asked Questions
BBCode Explained
Info for Authors & Publishers
Featured Book Suggestions
Author Interview Transcripts
Be a Book Discussion Leader!
    

Love to talk about books but don't have time for our book discussion forums? For casual book talk join us on Facebook.

Featured Books

Poll

Yes  83%  [5]
No  16%  [1]
Total votes: 6

Books by New Authors

Visual Help for Getting Started


Top Posters

Of all time: Chris OConnor (14266), Interbane (5669), DWill (4990), stahrwe (4610), Robert Tulip (4318), Mr. Pessimistic (3542), johnson1010 (3345), geo (3315), ant (3159), Penelope (2971), Saffron (2859), Suzanne (2504), Frank 013 (2021), Dissident Heart (1796), bleachededen (1680), President Camacho (1614), Ophelia (1543), Dexter (1465), youkrst (1386), tat tvam asi (1298)

Of the last 24 hrs: LanDroid (3), geo (2), johnson1010 (2), Taylor (2), Flann 5 (2), Crystalline (1), Interbane (1), sunsong (1), Suzanne (1), Cattleman (1)




BookTalk.org is a free book discussion group or online reading group or book club. We read and talk about both fiction and non-fiction books as a group. We host live author chats where booktalk members can interact with and interview authors. We give away free books to our members in book giveaway contests. Our booktalks are open to everybody who enjoys talking about books. Our book forums include book reviews, author interviews and book resources for readers and book lovers. Discussing books is our passion. We're a literature forum, or reading forum. Register a free book club account today! Suggest nonfiction and fiction books. Authors and publishers are welcome to advertise their books or ask for an author chat or author interview.


Navigation 
MAIN NAVIGATION

HOMEFORUMSBOOKSTRANSCRIPTSOLD FORUMSADVERTISELINKSFAQDONATETERMS OF USEPRIVACY POLICY

BOOK FORUMS FOR ALL BOOKS WE HAVE DISCUSSED
King Henry IV, Part 1 - by William ShakespeareAtheist Mind, Humanist Heart - by Lex Bayer and John FigdorSense and Goodness Without God - by Richard CarrierFrankenstein - by Mary ShelleyThe Big Questions - by Simon BlackburnScience Was Born of Christianity - by Stacy TrasancosThe Happiness Hypothesis - by Jonathan HaidtA Game of Thrones - by George R. R. MartinTempesta's Dream - by Vincent LoCocoWhy Nations Fail - by Daron Acemoglu and James RobinsonThe Drowning Girl - Caitlin R. KiernanThe Consolations of the Forest - by Sylvain TessonThe Complete Heretic's Guide to Western Religion: The Mormons - by David FitzgeraldA Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - by James JoyceThe Divine Comedy - by Dante AlighieriThe Magic of Reality - by Richard DawkinsDubliners - by James JoyceMy Name Is Red - by Orhan PamukThe World Until Yesterday - by Jared DiamondThe Man Who Was Thursday - by by G. K. ChestertonThe Better Angels of Our Nature by Steven PinkerLord Jim by Joseph ConradThe Hobbit by J. R. R. TolkienThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas AdamsAtlas Shrugged by Ayn RandThinking, Fast and Slow - by Daniel KahnemanThe Righteous Mind - by Jonathan HaidtWorld War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max BrooksMoby Dick: or, the Whale by Herman MelvilleA Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer EganLost Memory of Skin: A Novel by Russell BanksThe Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas S. KuhnHobbes: Leviathan by Thomas HobbesThe House of the Spirits - by Isabel AllendeArguably: Essays by Christopher HitchensThe Falls: A Novel (P.S.) by Joyce Carol OatesChrist in Egypt by D.M. MurdockThe Glass Bead Game: A Novel by Hermann HesseA Devil's Chaplain by Richard DawkinsThe Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph CampbellThe Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor DostoyevskyThe Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark TwainThe Moral Landscape by Sam HarrisThe Decameron by Giovanni BoccaccioThe Road by Cormac McCarthyThe Grand Design by Stephen HawkingThe Evolution of God by Robert WrightThe Tin Drum by Gunter GrassGood Omens by Neil GaimanPredictably Irrational by Dan ArielyThe Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: A Novel by Haruki MurakamiALONE: Orphaned on the Ocean by Richard Logan & Tere Duperrault FassbenderDon Quixote by Miguel De CervantesMusicophilia by Oliver SacksDiary of a Madman and Other Stories by Nikolai GogolThe Passion of the Western Mind by Richard TarnasThe Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le GuinThe Genius of the Beast by Howard BloomAlice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll Empire of Illusion by Chris HedgesThe Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner The Extended Phenotype by Richard DawkinsSmoke and Mirrors by Neil GaimanThe Selfish Gene by Richard DawkinsWhen Good Thinking Goes Bad by Todd C. RinioloHouse of Leaves by Mark Z. DanielewskiAmerican Gods: A Novel by Neil GaimanPrimates and Philosophers by Frans de WaalThe Enormous Room by E.E. CummingsThe Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar WildeGod Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything by Christopher HitchensThe Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama Paradise Lost by John Milton Bad Money by Kevin PhillipsThe Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson BurnettGodless: How an Evangelical Preacher Became One of America's Leading Atheists by Dan BarkerThe Things They Carried by Tim O'BrienThe Limits of Power by Andrew BacevichLolita by Vladimir NabokovOrlando by Virginia Woolf On Being Certain by Robert A. Burton50 reasons people give for believing in a god by Guy P. HarrisonWalden: Or, Life in the Woods by Henry David ThoreauExile and the Kingdom by Albert CamusOur Inner Ape by Frans de WaalYour Inner Fish by Neil ShubinNo Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthyThe Age of American Unreason by Susan JacobyTen Theories of Human Nature by Leslie Stevenson & David HabermanHeart of Darkness by Joseph ConradThe Stuff of Thought by Stephen PinkerA Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled HosseiniThe Lucifer Effect by Philip ZimbardoResponsibility and Judgment by Hannah ArendtInterventions by Noam ChomskyGodless in America by George A. RickerReligious Expression and the American Constitution by Franklyn S. HaimanDeep Economy by Phil McKibbenThe God Delusion by Richard DawkinsThe Third Chimpanzee by Jared DiamondThe Woman in the Dunes by Abe KoboEvolution vs. Creationism by Eugenie C. ScottThe Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael PollanI, Claudius by Robert GravesBreaking The Spell by Daniel C. DennettA Peace to End All Peace by David FromkinThe Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey NiffeneggerThe End of Faith by Sam HarrisEnder's Game by Orson Scott CardThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark HaddonValue and Virtue in a Godless Universe by Erik J. WielenbergThe March by E. L DoctorowThe Ethical Brain by Michael GazzanigaFreethinkers: A History of American Secularism by Susan JacobyCollapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared DiamondThe Battle for God by Karen ArmstrongThe Future of Life by Edward O. WilsonWhat is Good? by A. C. GraylingCivilization and Its Enemies by Lee HarrisPale Blue Dot by Carl SaganHow We Believe: Science, Skepticism, and the Search for God by Michael ShermerLooking for Spinoza by Antonio DamasioLies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them by Al FrankenThe Red Queen by Matt RidleyThe Blank Slate by Stephen PinkerUnweaving the Rainbow by Richard DawkinsAtheism: A Reader edited by S.T. JoshiGlobal Brain by Howard BloomThe Lucifer Principle by Howard BloomGuns, Germs and Steel by Jared DiamondThe Demon-Haunted World by Carl SaganBury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee BrownFuture Shock by Alvin Toffler

OTHER PAGES WORTH EXPLORING
Banned Book ListOur Amazon.com SalesMassimo Pigliucci Rationally SpeakingOnline Reading GroupTop 10 Atheism BooksFACTS Book Selections

Copyright © BookTalk.org 2002-2014. All rights reserved.
Website developed by MidnightCoder.ca
Display Pagerank