Steven Pinker on Darwinian Lit-Crit

Harvard puts the publications of their staff out there, even when it would seem they might go unpublished. We are glad they do. We are pleased to read more from some of the top minds in their fields.

Here, Pinker writes about fiction being neglected in the field of evolutionary psychology.

Fiction in particular offers a precious gift to evolutionary psychology:
the people and events on display in fictive worlds presumably reflect
our species’ obsessions, and provide an ecologically valid source of data
about what matters to us.”

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