Noga Arikha

Noga Arikha
Noga Arikha
Historian of ideas; Author, Passions and Tempers; Napoleon and the Rebel; Chair, Critical Studies, Paris College of Art

NOGA ARIKHA is a historian of ideas, particularly interested in the relation between mind and body, and in tracing the genealogy of the concepts that pertain to it. She is the author of Passions and Tempers: A History of the Humours and Napoleon and the Rebel: A Story of Brotherhood, Passion, and Power. 

Though Arikha began her studies by focusing on early modern Europe, her interests encompass a wide range of periods and cultures, and her work straddles a multiplicity of disciplines, from philosophy, the cognitive and mind sciences, and anthropology, to the histories of science, psychology, medicine, art, and food.

Arikha endeavours to bridge the divide between the "two cultures" - the sciences and the humanities - and to bring to a general audience accessible accounts that analyse the origins of our deepest concerns about our embodied selves.

 

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