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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
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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)

About the Author

Patrick Colm Hogan is Professor of English and Comparative literature at the University of Connecticut.His many books include The Culture of Conformism, Philosophical Approaches to the Study of Literature, Colonialism and Cultural Identity, and The Politics of Interpretation.

Table of Contents

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

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