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Useful Fictions

  • Livre Relié
  • 192 Nombre de pages
An exploration of why humans are drawn to fictional stories through the application of evolution theory and cognitive science Mich... Lire la suite
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Description

An exploration of why humans are drawn to fictional stories through the application of evolution theory and cognitive science

Auteur

Michael Austin is the provost and vice president for academic affairs at Newman University in Wichita, Kansas. He is the author of "Reading the World: Ideas that Matter" and the editor of "A Voice in the Wilderness: Conversations with Terry Tempest Williams."



Contenu

Illustrations; Acknowledgments Introduction: The Big Question; 1. Scheherazade's Stories and Pangloss's Nose; 2. Stories for Thinking; 3. The Influence of Anxiety; 4. Information Anxiety; 5. The Problem of Other People; 6. Sex, Lies, and Phenotypes; 7. Deceiving Ourselves and Others; Conclusion Notes; Works Cited; Index

Détails sur le produit

Titre: Useful Fictions
Sous-titre: Evolution, Anxiety, and the Origins of Literature
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Code EAN: 9780803230262
ISBN: 978-0-8032-3026-2
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: University of Nebraska Press
Genre: Linguistique et sciences de la littérature
nombre de pages: 192
Poids: 376g
Taille: H150mm x B224mm x T19mm
Année: 2011