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On the origin of stories : evolution, cognition, and fiction / Brian Boyd.

Boyd, Brian, 1952- (Author).
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Subject: Fiction > History and criticism > Theory, etc.
Fiction > Authorship.
Roman > Histoire et critique.
Roman > Art d'écrire.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780674053595
  • ISBN: 0674053591
  • ISBN: 0674033574
  • ISBN: 9780674033573
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xii, 540 pages) : illustrations
  • Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2009.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 457-507) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction: Animal, human, art, story -- Book 1: Evolution, art, and fiction. Part 1. Evolution and nature. Evolution and human nature? ; Evolution, adaptation, and adapted minds ; The evolution of intelligence ; The evolution of cooperation -- Part 2. Evolution and art. Art as adaptation? ; Art as cognitive play ; Art and attention ; From tradition to innovation -- Part 3. Evolution and fiction. Art, narrative, fiction ; Understanding and recalling events ; Narrative: representing events ; Fiction: inventing events ; Fiction as adaptation -- Book II: From Zeus to Seuss: origins of stories. Part 4. Phylogeny: the Odyssey. Earning attention (1): natural patterns: character and plot ; Earning attention (s): 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 -- Part 5. Ontogeny: Horton hears a who! Levels of explanation: universal, local, and individual ; Levels of explanation: individuality again ; Levels of explanation: particular ; Meanings -- Conclusion: Retrospect and prospects: evolution, literature, criticism -- Afterward: Evolution, art, story, purpose.
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