Cognitive Science, Literature, and the Arts

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2003-07-03
  • Publisher: Routledge

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In the last two decades, fields from anthropology to zoology have been swept by "the cognitive revolution." In recent years, this revolution has begun to enter the study of literature and the arts as well.

Author Biography

Patrick Colm Hogan is Professor of English, Comparative Literature, and the Program in Cognitive Science at the University of Connecticut

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction. The Dustheap of History: Why Cognitive Science Now? 1(6)
Chapter 1. "My Favorite Things": Thinking Jazz 7(22)
Chapter 2. Is It Cognitive Science Yet? Some Basic Principles 29(30)
Chapter 3. The Author: Maestros and Geniuses 59(28)
Chapter 4. The Text (I): Where the Metaphors Are 87(28)
Chapter 5. The Text (II): Narrative, or Getting the Story Straight 115(25)
Chapter 6. The Reader: How Literature Makes Us Feel 140(26)
Chapter 7. From Mind to Matter: Art, Empathy, and the Brain 166(25)
Chapter 8. The Evolutionary Turn: Blindness and Insight in the Explanation of Art and Mind 191(28)
Notes 219(8)
Works Cited 227(8)
Index 235

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