Thursday, December 22, 2016

How Stories Configure Human Nature


December 12, 2016




1. It is in our nature to need stories. We arrive “biologically prepared” for them. They were evolutionarily crucial. We feel and think in story-logic (story-causality configures our reaction-biology).

2. Like our language instinct, a story drive—inborn hunger to hear and make stories—emerges untutored (=“biologically prepared”).

3. “Every culture bathes its children in stories" (to explain how the world works, to educate their emotions). . .

Read more at http://bigthink.com/errors-we-live-by/how-stories-configure-human-nature


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