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STRANGE TOOLS: ART AND HUMAN NATURE. Alva Noe. Hill and Wang, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 2015. 302 pp. 24 x 16 cm. LC 2015-5199 ISBN 9780809089178 In English.
Publisher's description: A philosopher makes the case for thinking of works of art as tools for investigating ourselves. In his new book, Strange Tools: Art and Human Nature, the philosopher and cognitive scientist Alva Noe 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, Noe 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.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Several Periods — Several Media, Criticism/Theory
Plans: 70
Worldwide Number: 169111
Hardcover $28.00t (libraries receive a 20% discount on this title)    

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