PW Picks: Books of the Week
Publishers Weekly includes A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women: Essays on Art, Sex, and the Mind in their Books of the Week, December 5, 2016.
"In this erudite collection, novelist Hustvedt... explores philosophical questions central to the humanities using research from other disciplines, such as biology, feminist theory, and neuroscience. The questions relate to the self, epistemology, and art and literature, among other things. In the middle portion of the book, in an essay that ought to become canonical, Hustvedt examines the problematic underpinnings of current scientific fads such as evolutionary psychology and computational theory of mind. Her lengthy exercise in phenomenology provides a dense, succinct overview of the mind/body problem, which “has haunted Western philosophy since the Greeks.”"
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