On the Origin of Stories
Evolution, Cognition, and FictioneBook - 2009
Brian Boyd explains why we tell stories and how our minds are shaped to understand them. After considering art as adaptation, Boyd examines Homer's Odyssey and Dr. Seuss's Horton Hears a Who! demonstrating how an evolutionary lens can offer new understanding and appreciation of specific works. Published for the bicentenary of Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of Origin of Species, Boyd's study embraces a Darwinian view of human nature and art, and offers a credo for a new humanism.
Publisher: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass. : 2009
Branch Call Number: REM
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 540 p.) : ill