Books et al.Aesthetics

Beautiful minds

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Science  11 Sep 2015:
Vol. 349, Issue 6253, pp. 1174
DOI: 10.1126/science.aac5396

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As living beings with curious, sophisticated minds, we marvel at nature and ponder our relationship with it. To make our investigation stimulating, we endlessly develop and refinemethods of discovery. Art, science, and philosophy are a few such methods that occasionally intersect, as they do in two eloquent books: physicist Frank Wilczek's A Beautiful Question and philosopher Alva Noë's Strange Tools.