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A trail blazing and inspiring collection of essays on art feminism neuroscience and psychology featuring The Delusions of Certainty winner of the European Essay Prize 2019As well as being a prize winning bestselling novelist Siri Hustvedt is widely regarded as a leading thinker in the fields of neurology feminism art criticism and philosophy She believes passionately that art and science are too often kept separate and that conversations across disciplines are vital to increasing our knowledge of the human mind and body how they connect and how we think feel and see The essays in this volume all written between 2011 and 2015 are in three parts A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women brings together penetrating pieces on particular artists and writers such as Picasso Kiefer and Susan Sontag as well as essays investigating the biases that affect how we judge art literature and the world in general The Delusions of Certainty is an essay about the mindbody problem showing how this age old philosophical puzzle has shaped contemporary debates on many subjects and how every discipline is coloured by what lies beyond argument desire belief and the imagination The essays in the final section What Are We? Lectures on the Human Condition tackle such elusive neurological disorders as synesthesia and hysteria Drawing on research in sociology neurobiology history genetics statistics psychology and psychiatry this section also contains a profound consideration of suicide and a towering reconsideration of Kierkegaard Together they form an extremely stimulating thoughtful wide ranging exploration of some of the fundamental uestions about human beings and the human condition delivered with Siri Hustvedts customary lucidity vivacity and infectiously uestioning intelligenceA trail blazing and inspiring collection of essays on art feminism neuroscience and psychology featuring The Delusions of Certainty winner of the European Essay Prize 2019As well as being a prize winning bestselling novelist Siri Hustvedt is widely regarded as a leading thinker in the fields of neurology feminism art criticism and philosophy She believes passionately that art and science are too often kept separate and that conversations across disciplines are vital to increasing our knowledge of the human mind and body how they connect and how we think feel and see The essays in this volume all written between 2011 and 2015 are in three parts A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women brings together penetrating pieces on particular artists and writers such as Picasso Kiefer and Susan Sontag as well as essays investigating the biases that affect how we judge art literature and the world in general The Delusions of Certainty is an essay about the mindbody problem showing how this age old philosophical puzzle has shaped contemporary debates on many subjects and how every discipline is coloured by what lies beyond argument desire belief and the imagination The essays in the final section What Are We? Lectures on the Human Condition tackle such elusive neurological disorders as synesthesia and hysteria Drawing on research in sociology neurobiology history genetics statistics psychology and psychiatry this section also contains a profound consideration of suicide and a towering reconsideration of Kierkegaard Together they form an extremely stimulating thoughtful wide ranging exploration of some of the fundamental uestions about human beings and the human condition delivered with Siri Hustvedts customary lucidity vivacity and infectiously uestioning intelligenceA trail blazing and inspiring collection of essays on art feminism neuroscience and psychology featuring The Delusions of Certainty winner of the European Essay Prize 2019As well as being a prize winning bestselling novelist Siri Hustvedt is widely regarded as a leading thinker in the fields of neurology feminism art criticism and philosophy She believes passionately that art and science are too often kept separate and that conversations across disciplines are vital to increasing our knowledge of the human mind and body how they connect and how we think feel and see The essays in this volume all written between 2011 and 2015 are in three parts A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women brings together penetrating pieces on particular artists and writers such as Picasso Kiefer and Susan Sontag as well as essays investigating the biases that affect how we judge art literature and the world in general The Delusions of Certainty is an essay about the mindbody problem showing how this age old philosophical puzzle has shaped contemporary debates on many subjects and how every discipline is coloured by what lies beyond argument desire belief and the imagination The essays in the final section What Are We? Lectures on the Human Condition tackle such elusive neurological disorders as synesthesia and hysteria Drawing on research in sociology neurobiology history genetics statistics psychology and psychiatry this section also contains a profound consideration of suicide and a towering reconsideration of Kierkegaard Together they form an extremely stimulating thoughtful wide ranging exploration of some of the fundamental uestions about human beings and the human condition delivered with Siri Hustvedts customary lucidity vivacity and infectiously uestioning intelligence