On the Origin of Stories Evolution, Cognition, and Fiction

ISBN-10: 0674057112

ISBN-13: 9780674057111

Edition: 2009

Authors: Brian Boyd

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Book details

List price: $23.50
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 11/15/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Animal, Human, Art, Story
Evolution, Art, and Fiction
Evolution and Nature
Evolution and Human Nature?
Evolution, Adaptation, and Adapted Minds
The Evolution of Intelligence
The Evolution of Cooperation
Evolution and Art
Art as Adaptation?
Art as Cognitive Play
Art and Attention
From Tradition to Innovation
Evolution and Fiction
Art, Narrative, Fiction
Understanding and Recalling Events
Narrative: Representing Events
Fiction: Inventing Events
Fiction as Adaptation
From Zeus to Seuss: Origins of Stories
Phylogeny: The Odyssey
Earning Attention (1): Natural Patterns: Character and Plot
Earning Attention (2): Open-Ended Patterns: Ironies of Structure
The Evolution of Intelligence (1): In the Here and Now
The Evolution of Intelligence (2): Beyond the Here and Now
The Evolution of Cooperation (1): Expanding the Circle
The Evolution of Cooperation (2): Punishment
Ontogeny: Horton Hears a Who!
Problems and Solutions: Working at Play
Levels of Explanation: Universal, Local, and Individual
Levels of Explanation: Individuality Again
Levels of Explanation: Particular
Meanings
Conclusion
Retrospect and Prospects: Evolution, Literature, Criticism
Afterword
Evolution, Art, Story, Purpose
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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