Alva Noë appears in the following:
Friday, November 20, 2015
Philosopher Alva Noë reflects on learning of two shocking events, the Paris terrorist attacks and the hospitalization of his son, through social media on the tarmac at an airport.
Friday, November 13, 2015
Consciousness science isn't — and can't be — just neuroscience, says philosopher Alva Noë, who applauds the interdisciplinary approach of a new Oxford journal titled Neuroscience of Consciousness.
Friday, November 06, 2015
During WWII, the father of commentator Alva Noë was a young boy, driven out of his home in Romania along with other Jews. There's one question that haunts him — and may plague Syria's refugees today.
Sunday, November 01, 2015
As you watch the World Series tonight, you may see that the shared interest of fans in the action, and their understanding of it, brings them into a type of coordination, says Alva Noë.
Friday, October 23, 2015
With the total collection of his paintings of Campbell's soup cans, Andy Warhol puts the human mind on exhibition, says philosopher Alva Noë.
Friday, October 16, 2015
Amid recent scandals, Alva Noë considers an essay on the role of cognitive bias in science — and how methods of research in one field, like physics's data blind study, could be replicated in others.
Saturday, October 10, 2015
In not committing to when, or how much, he would play for the Mets after returning from surgery, the team's star pitcher reminded fans that a game is just a game.
Friday, September 25, 2015
Last month, Alva Noë's family bought their first new car — a VW Golf Sportwagen TDI — paying premium for what they thought was a fuel efficient, clean diesel; he tries to understand what went wrong.
Friday, September 18, 2015
Alva Noë reflects on a new study claiming that the fact that human communication requires the ability to correct misunderstanding in real time has led to a cross-cultural convergence on shared words.
Friday, September 11, 2015
A new book makes a strong case for the claim that animals have rich mental lives, says Alva Noë, but falters on the idea that when it comes to knowing what others think and feel, we can only guess.
Friday, September 04, 2015
There's irony in the idea that we all have a blind spot that doesn't actually cause us to experience blindness — but, still, there may be implications of a new study on the topic, says Alva Noë.
Monday, August 31, 2015
Alva Noë wrote about the renowned neurologist, who died Sunday, on the occasion of his 80th birthday in 2013, saying he was a physician who understood that a person is more than a human being.
Friday, August 21, 2015
A new study suggests becoming a parent can have a dramatically negative effect on people. Alva Noë says it shouldn't surprise us that something so bound up with life and death is truly challenging.
Friday, August 14, 2015
Woody Allen's new film engages in philosophical conversation, in arguments and justifications for actions, though not much reasoning is seen in individual characters, says philosopher Alva Noë.
Friday, August 07, 2015
In her research, scientist Lisa Feldman Barrett concludes that emotions are not distinct entities inside us. Philosopher Alva Noë weighs in.
Friday, July 31, 2015
This week, a flurry of talk on Twitter and other social media led Mets infielder Wilmer Flores to break down in tears on the field; Alva Noë suggests we let it be a cautionary tale.
Saturday, July 25, 2015
What makes hitting in baseball possible is our participation together in an ongoing game or play or, better, a relationship, says commentator Alva Noë.
Friday, July 17, 2015
If robots pose a danger, it's because, like cars, cranes and jackhammers, they're heavy machinery operating outside the performance specifications of flesh and blood human beings, says Alva Noë.
Sunday, July 05, 2015
There is something downright terrifying about the new Pixar movie's nihilistic conception of ourselves as zombie puppets living in a confabulated universe, says commentator Alva Noë.
Friday, June 26, 2015
Commentator Alva Noë takes a look at a new study showing that PTSD sufferers experience the presence of real threats the rest of us cannot see.