Alva Noë appears in the following:
Friday, May 17, 2013
Songs, like all art, can take on a life of their own once they are thrust into the public domain. Their meanings can shift substantially, something commentator Alva Noë experienced recently during a school music recital.
Friday, May 10, 2013
The work of the Dutch master Johannes Vermeer has long puzzled the art world. Some of his pieces just don't quite fit. They're a little off. What gives? Author Benjamin Binstock has an idea, an idea that commentator Alva Noë finds appealing.
Friday, May 03, 2013
Faculty at San Jose State University are rebelling against pressure from their own administration to integrate MOOCs — massively open online courses — into their teaching. Across the country the issue is being debated on campuses and in state houses. Commentator Alva Noë's dips his toe into the conversation.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Sacks turns 80 this year. Philosopher Alva Noë asks the question: What makes Sacks' work so important?
Friday, April 12, 2013
Baseball is more than a game to many people. Commentator Alva Noë thought he knew it better than most, until his children started playing Little League. That's when the community that makes up organized youth baseball welcomed him into their fold and opened his eyes to whole new levels of meaning in the game.
Friday, April 05, 2013
There's a lot of coughing in audiences at concerts and plays. Why? Commentator Alva Noe suggests that the answer has something to do with the importance of art.
Friday, March 29, 2013
What does the truth require in journalism? Commentator Alva Noë sides with Lawrence Weschler in saying that journalists miss the mark when they approach their subjects like anthropologists who have nothing at stake in the exchange.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Is "neuroscience care" a new kind of care? A new medical speciality? Or a new kind of marketing? Commentator Alva Noë says: don't believe the hype.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
The anti-pleasure, perfectionist trends so marked in contemporary culture are holding us back from just living in the moment and enjoying ourselves. At least, that's how commentator Alva Noë sees it as he watches TV, and TV commercials, with his sons.
Friday, March 08, 2013
Have you ever heard Freud speak? Listen to what may be the only known recording of this intellectual and cultural giant. It is a strange and lovely experience.
Friday, March 01, 2013
We seem to be stressed out these days. Everybody I know says that they feel overwhelmed a lot of the time. Why is this? What is going on?