On the Origin of Stories: Evolution, Cognition, and Fiction

@inproceedings{Boyd2009OnTO,
  title={On the Origin of Stories: Evolution, Cognition, and Fiction},
  author={Brian Boyd},
  year={2009}
}
A century and a half after the publication of "Origin of Species", evolutionary thinking has expanded beyond the field of biology to include virtually all human-related subjects - anthropology, archeology, psychology, economics, religion, morality, politics, culture, and art. Now a distinguished scholar offers the first comprehensive account of the evolutionary origins of art and storytelling. Brian Boyd explains why we tell stories, how our minds are shaped to understand them, and what… 
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