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Describe your latest book.
A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women
is an essay collection in three parts: the first, which has the same title as the book as a whole, includes essays on art and literature; the second, "The Delusions of Certainty," is a long essay on the mind-body problem; and the third, "What Are We?," is comprised of lectures I have given at various academic conferences in the U.S. and abroad.
The essays, all written between 2011 and 2015, explore versions of the same questions: What are we? How do we see, remember, think, talk, and feel? I have become convinced that no single discipline provides definitive answers to these fundamental questions. Therefore, over the course of the book, I turn to both the humanities and the sciences for answers...