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Of literature and knowledge : explorations in narrative thought experiments, evolution, and game theory

Author: Peter Swirski
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2007.
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Framed by the theory of evolution, this volume presents a new understanding of the mechanisms by which we transfer information from narrative make-believe to real life. Ranging across game theory, philosophy of science, and poetics and aesthetics, it explains how literary fictions perform as a systematic tool of enquiry.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Swirski, Peter, 1963-
Of literature and knowledge.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2007
(DLC) 2006022926
(OCoLC)70698837
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Swirski
ISBN: 9780203965863 0203965868
OCLC Number: 85483236
Description: 1 online resource (196 pages)
Contents: 1. Literature and knowledge --
2. Literature and modeling --
3. Literature and evolution --
4. Literature and thought experiments --
5. Literature and game theory.
Responsibility: Peter Swirski.
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