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Damasio's Error and Descartes' Truth: An Inquiry into Consciousness, Metaphysics, and Epistemology
by Andrew Gluck
The question of the relationship between mind and body as posed by Descartes, Spinoza, and others remains a fundamental debate for philosophers. In Damasio’s Error and Descartes’ Truth, Andrew Gluck constructs a pluralistic response to the work of neurologist Antonio Damasio. Gluck critiques the neutral monistic assertions found in Descartes’ Error and Looking for Spinoza ...more
Paperback, 100 pages
Published June 15th 2007 by University of Scranton Press
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I suppose there is a point here, but Descartes didn't really need Andrew Gluck's "help." Damasio's work is very good at times and his writing is very bad more of the time, but this, eh, not worth it. Until we all actually get together and work to define consciousness at a level agreed upon by a majority, the debate will rage on, and this book won't help the situation. Neither will Damasio's, but at least he makes a stab at it.