Cognitive Science, Literature and the Arts
A Guide for Humanists
By (author) Patrick Colm Hogan
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Cognitive Science, Literature and the Arts by Patrick Colm Hogan
Book DescriptionThe 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415942447
(229mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Jul-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Patrick Colm Hogan
Beauty and Sublimity, Hardback (March 2016)
Integrating science and art, this accessible, but nuanced work explains how we experience beauty and why we enjoy it.
How Authors' Minds Make Stories, Paperback (December 2014)
This book explores how the creations of great authors result from the same cognitive processes as our everyday counterfactual and hypothetical imaginations.
What Literature Teaches Us About Emotion, Paperback (December 2014)» View all books by Patrick Colm Hogan
This book explores emotion in a range of literary works, in the context of current neurobiological, psychological, sociological and other empirical research.
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Author Biography - Patrick Colm Hogan
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.
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