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On the Origin of Stories by Brian Boyd
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Aug 18, 11

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Boyd applies evolutionary psychology and research to literature, seeing stories as a human adaptation to develop theory of mind, cooperation, status and ideas of fairness as well as revenge, and then applies these to Homer's Odyssey and Horton Hears a Who (acknowledging Seuss' context of 1952 Japanese democratization).
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