The neuro- and evolutionary biology of drives, emotions, and feelings

[image: the connection between drives, emotions, and feelings, from the original paper by Damasio and Carvalho; this is essay #338 in the Philosophy as a Way of Life series]

Antonio Damasio is arguably one of the most interesting modern scholars in that he is a highly skilled neuroscientist and yet has a sophisticated understanding of philosophy. That is why you will learn a heck of a lot more about consciousness by picking up one of his books than by reading much of the literature in philosophy of mind (with some exceptions).