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    • Strange Tools

    • Art and Human Nature
    • By: Alva Noë
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 18
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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.

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Out of Our Heads

    • You Are Not Your Brain, and Other Lessons from the Biology of Consciousness
    • By: Alva Noe
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 76
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      4 out of 5 stars 35
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    Alva Noë is one of a new breed - part philosopher, part cognitive scientist, part neuroscientist - who are radically altering the study of consciousness by asking difficult questions and pointing out obvious flaws in the current science. In Out of Our Heads, he restates and reexamines the problem of consciousness, and then proposes a startling solution: Do away with the 200-year-old paradigm that places consciousness within the confines of the brain.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A bold, yet ultimately unsupported, hypothesis

    • By Keith Pyne-Howarth on 01-17-10
    • You Are Not Your Brain, and Other Lessons from the Biology of Consciousness
    • By: Alva Noe
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Release date: 10-21-09
    • 4 out of 5 stars 76 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95