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Noë, Alva

Overview
Works: 29 works in 126 publications in 7 languages and 4,916 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Essays 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: B828.45, 121.34
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Most widely held works about Alva Noë
 
Most widely held works by Alva Noë
Varieties of presence by Alva Noë( )

17 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world shows up for us—it is present in our thought and perception. But, as Alva Noë contends in his latest exploration of the problem of consciousness, it doesn’t show up for free. The world is not simply available; it is achieved rather than given. As with a painting in a gallery, the world has no meaning—no presence to be experienced—apart from our able engagement with it. We must show up, too, and bring along what knowledge and skills we’ve cultivated. This means that education, skills acquisition, and technology can expand the world’s availability to us and transform our consciousness. Although deeply philosophical, Varieties of Presence is nurtured by collaboration with scientists and artists. Cognitive science, dance, and performance art as well as Kant and Wittgenstein inform this literary and personal work of scholarship intended no less for artists and art theorists, psychologists, cognitive scientists, and anthropologists than for philosophers. Noë rejects the traditional representational theory of mind and its companion internalism, dismissing outright the notion that conceptual knowledge is radically distinct from other forms of practical ability or know-how. For him, perceptual presence and thought presence are species of the same genus. Both are varieties of exploration through which we achieve contact with the world. Forceful reflections on the nature of understanding, as well as substantial examination of the perceptual experience of pictures and what they depict or model are included in this far-ranging discussion
Vision and mind : selected readings in the philosophy of perception( )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The philosophy of perception is a microcosm of the metaphysics of mind. Its central problems--What is perception? What is the nature of perceptual consciousness? How can one fit an account of perceptual experience into a broader account of the nature of the mind and the world?--are at the heart of metaphysics. Rather than try to cover all of the many strands in the philosophy of perception, this book focuses on a particular orthodoxy about the nature of visual perception.The central problem for visual science has been to explain how the brain bridges the gap between what is given to the visual system and what is actually experienced by the perceiver. The orthodox view of perception is that it is a process whereby the brain, or a dedicated subsystem of the brain, builds up representations of relevant figures of the environment on the basis of information encoded by the sensory receptors. Most adherents of the orthodox view also believe that for every conscious perceptual state of the subject, there is a particular set of neurons whose activities are sufficient for the occurrence of that state. Some of the essays in this book defend the orthodoxy; most criticize it; and some propose alternatives to it. Many of the essays are classics. ContributorsG.E.M. Anscombe, Dana Ballard, Daniel Dennett, Fred Dretske, Jerry Fodor, H.P. Grice, David Marr, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Zenon Pylyshyn, Paul Snowdon, and P.F. Strawson
Out of our heads : why you are not your brain, and other lessons from the biology of consciousness by Alva Noë( Book )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A noted philosopher and member of the Institute for Cognitive and Brain Science examines flaws in current understandings about consciousness while proposing a radical solution that argues that consciousness must not be limited to the confines of the brain
Action in perception by Alva Noë( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Action in Perception, Noe argues that perception and perceptual consciousness depend on capacities for action and thought - that perception is a kind of thoughtful activity. Touch, not vision, should be our model for perception. Perception is not a process in the brain, but a kind of skillful activity of the body as a whole. We enact our perceptual experience. To perceive, according to this enactive approach to perception, is not merely to have sensations; it is to have sensations that we understand. In Action in Perception, Noe investigates the forms this understanding can take."--Jacket
Strange tools : art and human nature by Alva Noë( Book )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is art? Why does it matter to us? What does it tell us about ourselves? Normally, we look to works of art in order to answer these fundamental questions. But what if the objects themselves are not what matter? in 'Strange Tools: Art and Human nature, ' the philosopher and cognitive scientist Alva Noë, art argues that our obsession with works of art has gotten in the way of understanding how art works on us. For Noë, art isn't a phenomenon in need of an explanation but a mode of research, a method of investigating what makes us human - a strange tool. Art isn't just something to look at or listen to - it is a challenge, a dare to try to make sense of what it is all about. Art aims not for satisfaction but for confrontation, intervention, and subversion. Through diverse and provocative examples from the history of art-making, Noë reveals the transformative power of artistic production. By staging a dance, choreographers cast light on the way bodily movement organizes us. Painting goes beyond depiction and representation to call into question the role of pictures in our lives. Accordingly, we cannot reduce art to some natural aesthetic sense or trigger; recent efforts to frame questions of art in terms of neurobiology and evolutionary theory alone are doomed to fail. By engaging with art, we are able to study ourselves in profoundly novel ways. In fact, art and philosophy have much more in common than you might think. Reframing the conversation around artists and their craft, 'Strange Tools' is a daring and stimulating intervention in contemporary thought"--Jacket
Strange pilgrims( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is the visual world a grand illusion? by Alva Noë( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There is a traditional scepticism about whether the world 'out there' really is as we perceive it. A new breed of hyper-sceptics now challenges whether we even have the perceptual experience we think we have. According to these writers, perceptual consciousness is a kind of false consciousness. This view grows out of the discovery of such phenomena as change blindness and inattentional blindness, which show that we can all be quite blind to changes taking place before our very eyes. Such radical skepticism has acute and widespread implications for the study of perception and consciousness. The writings collected in this volume explore these implications."--Jacket
Du bist nicht dein Gehirn : eine radikale Philosophie des Bewusstseins by Alva Noë( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in German and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lee Boroson : outer limit by Lee Boroson( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vision and mind by Alva Noë( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The philosophy of perception is a microcosm of the metaphysics of mind. Its central problems -- What is perception? What is the nature of perceptual consciousness? How can one fit an account of perceptual experience into a broader account of the nature of the mind and the world? -- are at the heart of metaphysics. Rather than try to cover all of the many strands in the philosophy of perception, this book focuses on a particular orthodoxy about the nature of visual perception. The central problem for visual science has been to explain how the brain bridges the gap between what is given to the v
Strange tools : art and human nature by Alva Noë( )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Perchè non siamo il nostro cervello : una teoria radicale della coscienza by Alva Noë( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in Italian and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experience and the mind : an essay on the metaphysics of perception by Alva Noë( )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Infinite baseball : notes from a philosopher at the ballpark by Alva Noë( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Almost more than any other sport, baseball has long attracted the interest of writers and intellectuals. Relatively few of them have been philosophers however. Alva Noe, a celebrated philosopher, here proposes to collect and rework his short articles and blog posts (many of which first appeared on npr.org) on baseball into a cohesive and accessible book that tries to tease out its deeper meanings - and to advance a view of what baseball ultimately is all about. A basic theme will run through the book, which is that fundamentally baseball is concerned with questions of responsibility and liability - i.e. who gets credit or blame for a play. It is starting from this fundamental insight that Noe then ranges over diverse topics like the slowness of baseball and the virtues of boredom, why fans write down box scores, the meaning of the no-hitter, television replays, the aesthetics of ballparks, how we learn to 'see' baseball like we learn to look at art, the ethics of performance enhancing drugs, the nature of fandom, and reflections on rules and umpires. Noe's writing voice is informal and personal, and always puts the details of the sport before the ideas. Ultimately, his essays are part of a larger view of baseball as fundamentally a game about values - and not simply, as some would have it, a numbers game"--
What would disembodied music even be? by Alva Noë( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is the visual world a grand illusion?( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The writerly attitude by Alva Noë( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Journal of consciousness studies : controversies in science and the humanities( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Are there neural correlates of consciousness? by Alva Noë( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Doświadczanie i eksperyment w sztuce by Alva Noë( )

1 edition published in 2011 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Out of our heads : why you are not your brain, and other lessons from the biology of consciousness
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Out of our heads : why you are not your brain, and other lessons from the biology of consciousnessAction in perceptionIs the visual world a grand illusion?Is the visual world a grand illusion?Journal of consciousness studies : controversies in science and the humanities
Alternative Names
Alva Noë Amerikaans filosoof

Alva Noë US-amerikanischer Philosoph und Kognitionswissenschaftler

آلوا نویی

노에, 알바

アルヴァ・ノエ

ノエ, アルヴァ

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