Commonwealth National Podcast

Strange Tools: Art and Human Nature

Tue, Oct 6 2015 - 6:00pm Alva Noë, Professor of Philosophy, UC Berkeley; Author, Strange Tools: Art and Human Nature What is art? Why do we value art as we do? What does art reveal about our nature? Alva Noë offers new answers to these questions through his book Strange Tools, which makes provocative use of examples in philosophy, art history and cognitive science. Listen to Noë explain why recent efforts to frame questions about art in terms of neuroscience and evolutionary biology alone have been, and will continue to be, unsuccessful.