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On the Origin of Stories Evolution, Cognition, and Fiction

ISBN-10: 0674033574

ISBN-13: 9780674033573

Edition: 2009

Authors: Brian Boyd

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List price: $38.50
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 5/30/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 560
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.2
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