Books Evan Thompson Books by Evan Thompson Evan Thompson has written books about: Nonfiction History & Society Science & Health Faith & Spirituality Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Evan Thompson Yenpitsu Nemoto/Ikon Images/Corbis 13.7: Cosmos And Culture In Search Of A Science Of Consciousness December 30, 2014 Philosopher Alva Noë explores ideas in a new book that suggests consciousness and self is best looked at by combining insight from Western science, Indian philosophy and contemplative practices. Do we really understand what's happening here? Ian Waldie/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Ian Waldie/Getty Images 13.7: Cosmos And Culture Are The Mind And Life Natural? October 12, 2012 Can natural science find a place for us in its vision of the cosmos? Thomas Nagel, in a new book, demands we take this question seriously. He is right to do so.