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Author: A. Fletcher
ISBN13: 978-0230111684
Title: Evolving Hamlet: Seventeenth-Century English Tragedy and the Ethics of Natural Selection (Cognitive Studies in Literature and Performance)
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Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 2011 edition (March 15, 2011)
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Evolving Hamlet: Seventeenth-Century English Tragedy and the Ethics of Natural Selection (Cognitive Studies in Literature and Performance) by A. Fletcher



Cognitive studies in literature and performance. Using Hamlet and a number of other popular and influential seventeenth-century tragedies as case-studies, this book shows how aesthetic experience can help organize the biological functions of our brains into adaptive social networks that not only make us more resilient to the pressures of natural selection, but fulfill the human need for intentional life.

Series: Cognitive Studies in Literature and Performance. Hardcover: 208 pages. ISBN-13: 978-0230111684. Product Dimensions: . x . inches.

Cognitive Studies in Literature and Performance series. Evolving Hamlet’s core argument is that seventeenth-century tragedy presents a problem-based ethics that helped its audiences navigate a broad shift from traditional systems of received knowledge and abstract, theological moral codes to an ideology built around pluralism, increased moral relativism, and communal problem-solving (12). Fletcher posits that tragedy communicates a rich sense of physical experience that engages us distinctively with others’ suffering.

Cognitive Studies in Literature and Performance. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Evolving Hamlet: Seventeenth-Century English Tragedy and the Ethics of Natural Selection (Cognitive Studies in Literature and Performance) A. Fletcher Using Hamlet and a number of other popular and influential seventeenth-century tragedies as case-studies, this book shows how aesthetic experience can help organize the biological functions of our brains into adaptive social networks. Download Evolving Hamlet: Seventeenth-Century English Trage. Read Online Evolving Hamlet: Seventeenth-Century English Tra.

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Using Hamlet, Othello, and Macbeth, among others, Angus Fletcher shows how the physical experience of art can transform Darwin’s discouraging theory into a practice-based ethics that establishes pluralism, curiosity, and cooperation as the basis of progressive life. Library descriptions. Using Hamlet and a number of other popular and influential seventeenth-century tragedies as case-studies, this book shows how aesthetic experience can help organize the biological functions of our brains into adaptive social networks.

Part of the Cognitive Studies in Literature and Performance series. Format: PDF. Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US. Publication Date: 25/04/2011. Category: Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800.

Using Hamlet and a number of other popular and influential seventeenth-century tragedies as case-studies, this book shows how aesthetic experience can help organize the biological functions of our brains into adaptive social networks.