Volume 7 · Number 1 · Pages 84–86
(Just Like) Starting Over? Review of “Self Comes to Mind: Constructing the Conscious Brain” by Antonio Damasio

Jakub Ryszard Matyja

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Upshot: In his latest book, Antonio Damasio explores the neural underpinnings of self-consciousness in an evolutionary context, while reconsidering his previous views. His current views may be interesting for constructivists.


Matyja J. R. (2011) (just like) starting over? Review of “self comes to mind: Constructing the conscious brain” by antonio damasio. Constructivist Foundations 7(1): 84–86. http://constructivist.info/7/1/084

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