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Kognition und Narration : zur Tradierung von Mythen

Johannsen, Dirk. (2011) Kognition und Narration : zur Tradierung von Mythen. In: Handbuch der Religionen, Bd. 1, Kap. 21. Landsberg, pp. 1-12.

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Abstract

Similar to the trend in the study of religion, narrative theory has witnessed the development of a multitude of cognitive, evolutionary, and biopsychological theories in recent years. This survey article outlines the basic parameters of an evolutionary (modular) account of a narrative against the backdrop of cognitive theories of religion. Discussing the cultural scientific framework of an epidemiology of representations (Sperber) as a research agenda aligned with both approaches, common textual and paratextual features of mythical narratives are suggested as maximizing the range of interpretations (Iser) and enhancing the spread and stability of these narratives within changing cultural contexts.
Faculties and Departments:01 Faculty of Theology > Fachbereich Religionswissenschaft > Doppelprofessur Religionswissenschaft (Mohn)
04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Gesellschaftswissenschaften > Fachbereich Religionswissenschaft > Doppelprofessur Religionswissenschaft (Mohn)
UniBasel Contributors:Johannsen, Dirk
Item Type:Book Section, refereed
Book Section Subtype:Further Contribution in a Book
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Publisher:Günter Olzog
ISBN:3-7892-9900-6 ; 978-3-7892-9900-1
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Book item
Last Modified:01 Mar 2013 11:07
Deposited On:08 Jun 2012 06:34

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