Alva Noë

Strange Tools: Art and Human Nature

Alva Noë

Talk: Strange Tools: Art and Human Nature

In his new book, "Strange Tools: Art and Human Nature", the 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.

Alva Noë

Alva Noë is a writer and philopsopher that works with consciousness, perception and art

The Book

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 Noë offers new answers to such questions.

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