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Feminism has no quarrel with evolutionary science-— Neither does the study of literature: a reply to Cameron and Gottschall

Francis, Norbert (2014) Feminism has no quarrel with evolutionary science-— Neither does the study of literature: a reply to Cameron and Gottschall. Philosophy and Literature, 38 (1A). A216-A229. ISSN 1086-329X

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Abstract

Recent advances in cognitive science have been enriched by integrating findings from research on evolution. This convergence, in turn, has led to greater interest in understanding important domains of competence and ability in the arts and literature. This evolutionary point of view in the study of human creativity promises to shed light on a number of controversies that have come to be stalled for lack of a clear research program and mired in currently fashionable unscientific conjecture. The study of narrative in particular will play an important role in the emerging synthesis between psychology and evolutionary science, laying the groundwork for a new dialogue with creative writers and analysts of literature.

Item Type: Article
Publisher’s Statement: © 2014 The Johns Hopkins University Press.
Keywords: Feminism; cognitive science; evolution; gender; language;
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
NAU Depositing Author Academic Status: Faculty/Staff
Department/Unit: College of Education > Educational Specialities
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2015 22:21
URI: http://openknowledge.nau.edu/id/eprint/1791

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