As an introduction to Antonio Damasio's "Looking For Spinoza", here are some links that may be of interest as we begin this new book.
For those who are waiting to receive a copy of Looking For Spinoza, here is an online excerpt of the first chapter of the book from the publisher's web page. If you are debating whether you would like to take part in this book discussion, take a look at the first chapter:First Chapter of Looking For Spinoza
You can also view the table of contents here:Table of Contents of Looking For Spinoza
Here is a brief interview with Antonio Damasio regarding Looking For Spinoza from the publisher's web page:Interview With Antonio Damasio
In the hopes of presenting various opinions of Damasio's book, below are several book reviews. A perusal of them will offer some topics for future discussion as we go through the book.
1. A mostly positive review by Erica Goode of Scientific American Magazine: Review
2. A slightly critical review of Damasio's philosophy by Neil Levy of MetaPsychology: Review
3. A largely critical review by Colin McGinn of The New York Times: Review