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

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Psychology Press, 2003 - Literary Criticism - 244 pages
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Cognitive Science, Literature, and the Arts is a student-friendly introduction to the uses of cognitive science in the study of literature, written specifically for the non-scientist. Patrick Colm Hogan guides the reader through all of the major theories of cognitive science, focusing on those areas that are most important to fostering a new understanding of the production and reception of literature. This accessible volume provides a strong foundation of the basic principles of cognitive science, and allows us to begin to understand how the brain works.
 

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Contents

Why Cognitive Science Now?
1
Thinking Jazz
7
Chapter 2 Is It Cognitive Science Yet? Some Basic Principles
29
Maestros and Geniuses
59
Where the Metaphors Are
87
Narrative or Getting the Story Straight
115
How Literature Makes Us Feel
140
Art Empathy and the Brain
166
Blindness and Insight in the Explanation of Art and Mind
191
Notes
219
Works Cited
227
Index
235
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Jorge I. Domínguez is the Antonio Madero Professor of Mexican and Latin American Politics and Economics and Vice Provost for International Affairs at Harvard University. He is a past president of the Latin American Studies Association.

Rafael Fernández de Castro has been Chair, Founder, and Full-time Professor, Department of International Studies, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), Mexico City, since 1991. He is currently on leave to work as President Felipe Calderón's Foreign Policy Advisor.

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