Strange Tools by Alva Noë audiobook

Strange Tools: Art and Human Nature

By Alva Noë
Read by Tom Perkins

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8.40 Hours Unabridged
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In Strange Tools: Art and Human Nature, philosopher and cognitive scientist Alva Noë raises a number of profound questions: What is art? Why do we value art as we do? What does art reveal about our nature? Drawing on philosophy, art history, and cognitive science, and making provocative use of examples from all three of these fields, Noë offers new answers to such questions. He also shows why recent efforts to frame questions about art in terms of neuroscience and evolutionary biology alone have been and will continue to be unsuccessful.

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In Strange Tools: Art and Human Nature, philosopher and cognitive scientist Alva Noë raises a number of profound questions: What is art? Why do we value art as we do? What does art reveal about our nature? Drawing on philosophy, art history, and cognitive science, and making provocative use of examples from all three of these fields, Noë offers new answers to such questions. He also shows why recent efforts to frame questions about art in terms of neuroscience and evolutionary biology alone have been and will continue to be unsuccessful.

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A searching and learned response to vexing, long-debated questions. Kirkus

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Author Bio: Alva Noë

Author Bio: Alva Noë Alva Noe is a professor of philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley, where he also serves as a member of the Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences and the Center for New Media. A graduate of Columbia College, he holds a BPhil from the University of Oxford and a PhD from Harvard University. He is the author of several books, including Out of Our Heads, Action in Perception, and Varieties of Presence. In addition, he is a weekly contributor to National Public Radio's science blog 13.7: Cosmos and Culture.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Philosophy
Runtime: 8.40
Audience: Adult
Language: English