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Joseph Carroll
University of Missouri–St. Louis
LiteratureSociologyPsychologySocial scienceEvolutionary psychology
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#1Joseph Carroll (UMSL: University of Missouri–St. Louis)H-Index: 12
This chapter constructs a framework for understanding depictions of death in literature and illustrates this framework with critical commentary on three short stories. The framework makes use of ideas from evolutionary psychology, human life history theory, terror management theory, the psychology of meaning, the psychology of fiction, and evolutionary literary theory. This chapter explains why humans create literary depictions of death, describes how imaginative meaning works in literature, cha...
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#1Joseph Carroll (UMSL: University of Missouri–St. Louis)H-Index: 12
This article presents a theoretical framework for an evolutionary understanding of minds and meaning in fictional narratives. The article aims to demonstrate that meaning in fiction can be incorpor...
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#1Joseph Carroll (UMSL: University of Missouri–St. Louis)H-Index: 12
#2John A. Johnson (PSU: Pennsylvania State University)H-Index: 24
Last. Emelie Jonsson (University of Gothenburg)H-Index: 2
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How far has the Darwinian revolution come? To what extent have evolutionary ideas penetrated into the social sciences and humanities? Are the “science wars” over? Or do whole blocs of disciplines face off over an unbridgeable epistemic gap? To answer questions like these, contributors to top journals in 22 disciplines were surveyed on their beliefs about human nature, culture, and science. More than 600 respondents completed the survey. Scoring patterns divided into two main sets of disciplines....
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#1Joseph Carroll (UMSL: University of Missouri–St. Louis)H-Index: 12
"The greatest enterprise of the mind has always been and always will be the attempted linkage of the sciences and humanities. The ongoing fragmentation of knowledge and resulting chaos in philosophy are not reflections of the real world but artifacts of scholarship. . . . Consilience is the key to unification. . . . Its surest test will be its effectiveness in the social sciences and humanities. The strongest appeal of consilience is in the prospect of intellectual adventure and, given even mode...
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#2John A. JohnsonH-Index: 24
Last. Emilie JonssonH-Index: 1
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#1Joseph Carroll (UMSL: University of Missouri–St. Louis)H-Index: 12
#2Mathias Clasen (AU: Aarhus University)H-Index: 4
Last. Peter C. Kjaeaergaard (Wild Center)H-Index: 10
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#2Dan P. McAdamsH-Index: 69
Last. Edward O. WilsonH-Index: 89
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#2Jonathan GottschallH-Index: 12
Last. Daniel J. KrugerH-Index: 24
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