Friday, November 19, 2004

The Evolution of Stories

Normblog links to Dennis Dutton's review of Literary Darwinism: Evolution, Human Nature, and Literature
He [the author, Joseph Carroll ] is able to demonstrate how a knowledge of Darwinian mechanisms shines light on some of the most cherished aesthetic emotions and experiences we are capable of feeling — and he does it without impoverished reductionisms, without making the endlessly complex seem stupidly simple.


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