Storytelling And The Sciences Of Mind

February 24, 2017|
Storytelling And The Sciences Of Mind by David Herman
$47.00
Paperback
Earn 235 plum® points
Buy Online
Ship to an address
Ships within 1-2 weeks.Free shipping on orders over $35
Pick up in store
To see if pickup is available,
Find In Store
Not sold in stores
Prices and offers may vary in store

about

An transdisciplinary exploration of narrative not just as a target for interpretation but also as a means for making sense of experience itself.

With Storytelling and the Sciences of Mind, David Herman proposes a cross-fertilization between the study of narrative and research on intelligent behavior. This cross-fertilization goes beyond the simple importing of ideas from the sciences of mind into scholarship on narrative and instead aims for convergence between work in narrative studies and research in the cognitive sciences. The book as a whole centers on two questions: How do people make sense of stories? And: How do people use stories to make sense of the world? Examining narratives from different periods and across multiple media and genres, Herman shows how traditions of narrative research can help shape ways of formulating and addressing questions about intelligent activity, and vice versa.

Using case studies that range from Robert Louis Stevenson''s Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde to sequences from The Incredible Hulk comics to narratives told in everyday interaction, Herman considers storytelling both as a target for interpretation and as a resource for making sense of experience itself. In doing so, he puts ideas from narrative scholarship into dialogue with such fields as psycholinguistics, philosophy of mind, and cognitive, social, and ecological psychology. After exploring ways in which interpreters of stories can use textual cues to build narrative worlds, or storyworlds, Herman investigates how this process of narrative worldmaking in turn supports efforts to understand-and engage with-the conduct of persons, among other aspects of lived experience.

David Herman is Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor in the Department of English at The Ohio State University. He is the author of Basic Elements of Narrative and other books.
Loading
Title:Storytelling And The Sciences Of Mind
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:448 pages, 9.06 X 6.06 X 0.81 in
Shipping dimensions:448 pages, 9.06 X 6.06 X 0.81 in
Published:February 24, 2017
Publisher:MIT Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780262533775

Recently Viewed
|