[LMB] OT: Who reads novels & why - VERY enlightening

PAT MATHEWS mathews55 at msn.com
Sat Jun 10 02:55:50 BST 2006


I'm flattered, but I didn't write it. The attribution is right there at the 
top.

Sorry.

Pat

http://idiotgrrl.livejournal.com/





>From: "Alfred Kelgarries" <alfredkelgarries at hotmail.com>
>Reply-To: "Discussion of the works of Lois McMaster 
>Bujold."<lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk>
>To: lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk
>Subject: RE: [LMB] OT: Who reads novels & why - VERY enlightening
>Date: Fri, 09 Jun 2006 18:55:02 -0500
>
>>evolutionary psychology, John Tooby and Leda Cosmides. Zunshine uses 
>>recent developments in cognitive psychology known as "Theory of Mind" to 
>>explain why human beings are drawn to both the creation and consumption of 
>>narrative texts. "Theory of Mind," writes Zunshine
>
>Very lovely post, Pat! (Although your academic credentials are 
>showing...:):))
>
>One question, both to you and the Listmind: how would a telepathic talent 
>(like the one in Ethan of Athos) affect the evolutionary psychology 
>argument? IOW, would it hurt or help?
>
>Alfred Kelgarries
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>Sun Tzu, modern version
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