Cognitive Science, Literature, and the Arts: A Guide for Humanists / Edition 1

Cognitive Science, Literature, and the Arts: A Guide for Humanists / Edition 1

by Patrick Colm Hogan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415942454

ISBN-13: 9780415942454

Pub. Date: 06/20/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The rise cognitive science has been one of the most important intellectual developments of recent years, stimulating new approaches to everything from philosophy to film studies. This is an introduction to what cognitive science has to offer the humanities and particularly the study of literature. Hogan suggests how the human brain works and makes us feel in

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The rise cognitive science has been one of the most important intellectual developments of recent years, stimulating new approaches to everything from philosophy to film studies. This is an introduction to what cognitive science has to offer the humanities and particularly the study of literature. Hogan suggests how the human brain works and makes us feel in response to literature. He walks the reader through all of the major theories of cognitive science that are important for the humanities in order to understand the production and reception of literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415942454
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/20/2003
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction. The Dustheap of History: Why Cognitive Science Now?1
Ch. 1"My Favorite Things": Thinking Jazz7
Ch. 2Is It Cognitive Science Yet? Some Basic Principles29
Ch. 3The Author: Maestros and Geniuses59
Ch. 4The Text (I): Where the Metaphors Are87
Ch. 5The Text (II): Narrative, or Getting the Story Straight115
Ch. 6The Reader: How Literature Makes Us Feel140
Ch. 7From Mind to Matter: Art, Empathy, and the Brain166
Ch. 8The Evolutionary Turn: Blindness and Insight in the Explanation of Art and Mind191
Notes219
Works Cited227
Index235

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