Narrative Fiction and Evolution

24 Pages Posted: 30 Jan 2008 Last revised: 10 May 2009

Date Written: 2008

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Garcia Landa, Jose Angel, Narrative Fiction and Evolution (2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1087588 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1087588

Jose Angel Garcia Landa (Contact Author)

Universidad de Zaragoza ( email )

Gran Via 2
Zaragoza, 50005
Spain

HOME PAGE: http://www.garcialanda.net

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