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

Main Author: Boyd, Brian, 1952-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Cambridge : Belknap Harvard, 2010
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245 0 0 |a On the origin of stories :  |b evolution, cognition, and fiction /  |c Brian Boyd. 
260 |a Cambridge :  |b Belknap Harvard,  |c 2010 
300 |a p. ;  |c cm. 
504 |a Includes bibliographic references and index. 
505 0 |a Introduction: animal, human, art, story -- Evolution and nature -- Evolution and human nature? -- Evolution, adaptation, and adapted minds -- The evolution of intelligence -- The evolution of cooperation -- Art as adaptation? -- Art as cognitive play -- Art and attention -- From tradition to innovation -- Art, narrative, fiction -- Understanding and recalling events -- Narrative: representing events -- Fiction: inventing events -- Fiction as adaptation -- 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 -- Levels of explanation: universal, local, and individual -- Levels of explanation: individuality again -- Levels of explanation: particular -- Meanings -- Conclusion: retrospect and prospects: evolution, literature, criticism. 
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650 0 |a Fiction  |x History and criticism. 
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