Foundational images What does Damasio mean by a "foundational image" (p 197)? What role do these foundational images play in his theoretical account of the mind-body problem?
When Damasio introduces foundational image, he mentions that they are images of some kind of body event, whether then event happens in the depth of the body or in some specialized sensory device near its periphery. Certain foundational images are always present and they are there. However some maps are base on the world that is related to the organisms interior. On the other hand certain maps relate to the world outside, the physical world of objects that interact with the organism at specific regions of its shell.
Nice work and explanation. Keep up the good work. I see that you have a good grasp of the concepts. Perhaps it would be helpful if you could break the above discussions into separate sections. What i mean by this is to first define or explain what stance does Damasio take on the concept of Mind-body problem. Then present your supporting reasonings. This produces a more stronger answer and logical argument.
If you can relate how does the foundational image play a role in the mind-body problem, this create a stronger answer for you in both now and future discussions/exams.