Archive for Antonio Damasio

Bowlbian Attachment Theory for People On the Go—Behavioral Systems

In my post of 6.26.18, I make a few observations concerning MIT astrophysicist Max Tegmark’s 2017 book entitled Life 3.0—Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence. As a result of my read of Tegmark’s book, Amazon is now recommending books by astrophysicists. One in particular caught my eye: a 2017 book by Neil deGrasse […]

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REVIEW: Robert Sapolsky’s “Behave” Suffers From “Flotationism”

I thoroughly enjoyed neurologist and primatologist Robert Sapolsky’s 2017 book entitled Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst. I’m not new to Sapolsky’s work. A number of years ago (when VHS tapes ruled the world) I watched a class of his through Great Courses entitled Biology and Human Behavior. To say that […]

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Cultural Cognitive Models Now—Settling the Fight Between Humanism and Post-liberalism

In the past four months or so, I have read five books that seem to circle the same debate: humanism versus post-humanism or post-liberalism. Honestly, I did not set out to investigate this debate; it just happened. In one case, an author was so biased that I was motivated to read a book that countered […]

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QUICK LOOK—Two Volumes In to Bowlby’s Trilogy on Attachment

I recently finished rereading volumes one and two of Bowlby’s trilogy on attachment. I’m rereading Bowlby’s trilogy in preparation for writing my proposed book A Question of Attachment (plans of which I have blogged about in earlier posts). I thought I’d offer up a few quick impressions, mainly comparing my first read to my recent […]

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A Question of Attachment: Book Chapter Ideas (part III)

In my previous post I introduced a few more book chapter ideas for my proposed book A Question of Attachment—Bowlby Less Traveled: The Book. In this final post of the series, I’d like to introduce three more chapter ideas, making eleven in all. Let’s dig in. Of Phantom Limbs & Mice in Mazes—Evidence for Cognitive […]

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