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Biopoetics : evolutionary explorations in the arts

Author: Brett Cooke; Frederick Turner
Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : ICUS, ©1999.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Biopoetics.
Lexington, Ky. : ICUS, ©1999
(OCoLC)607127414
Online version:
Biopoetics.
Lexington, Ky. : ICUS, ©1999
(OCoLC)607676027
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brett Cooke; Frederick Turner
ISBN: 0892262044 9780892262045 0892262052 9780892262052
OCLC Number: 40359432
Notes: Based on individual essays, previously published materials in journals, and two conferences held in 1990 and 1995.
Description: 466 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: I. Overview and origins --
Biopoetics : the new synthesis / Brett Cooke --
"Making special" --
an undescribed human universal and the core of a behavior of art / Ellen Dissanayake --
The descent of fantasy / Eric S. Rabkin --
Preliminary remarks on literary memetics / Daniel Rancour-Laferriere --
On art / Edward O. Wilson --
Edward O. Wilson on art / Brett Cooke --
An ecopoetics of beauty and meaning / Frederick Turner --
"Theory," anti-theory, and empirical criticism / Joseph Carroll --
II. New sociobiological explorations in art --
Biochemicals and brains : natural selection for manipulators of sexual ecstacy and fantasy / Wayne E. Allen --
Sexual property in Pushkin's "The snowstorm" : a Darwinist perspective / Brett Cooke --
Gethenian nature, human nature, and the nature of reproduction : a fantastic flight through ethnographic hyperspace / Lee Cronk --
The dance with darkness : the limits of human interest in science fiction / Gary Westfahl --
Do cognitive predispositions predict or determine literary value judgments? Narrativity, plot, and aesthetics / Nancy Easterlin --
Art : the replicable unit / Kathryn Coe --
Imagination and survival : the case of fantastic literature / Eric S. Rabkin --
The "novel' novel : a sociobiological analysis of the novelty drive as expressed in science fiction / Joseph D. Miller --
Tragedy and chaos / Alexander Argyros --
The prehistory of theatre : a path with six turnings / Brian Hansen --
Antecedents of musical meaning in the mother-infant dyad / Ellen Dissanayake --
In search of texture / Koen DePryck --
III. Sources --
Literature of early "scientific" and "evolution " aesthetics / Nancy E. Aiken --
Selectionist studies of the arts : an annotated bibliography / Brett Cooke and Nancy E. Aiken.
Responsibility: edited by Brett Cooke and Frederick Turner.

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