On the origin of stories : evolution, cognition, and fiction [E-Book] / Brian Boyd.
Boyd, Brian
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2009
xii, 540 pages : illustrations
englisch
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Table of Contents:
  • 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.