Narrative Fiction and Evolution
24 Pages Posted: 30 Jan 2008 Last revised: 10 May 2009
Date Written: 2008
This is a review of Steven Pinker's article "Toward a Consilient Study of Literature", which is itself a review of and a response to the sociobiological theories expounded and applied in the collective volume THE LITERARY ANIMAL, edited by Jonathan Gottschall and David Sloan Wilson. Some insights and limitations of cultural darwinism are here examined from the point of view of emergentist philosophy, anthropology and philology, complementing Pinker's psychological critique of cultural sociobiology.
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Keywords: Evolution, Pinker, Consilience, Fiction, Narrative, Sociobiology
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