Evolving Hamlet

Seventeenth-Century English Tragedy and the Ethics of Natural Selection

  • Authors
  • Angus Fletcher

Part of the Cognitive Studies in Literature and Performance book series (CSLP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Angus Fletcher
    Pages 1-14
  3. Angus Fletcher
    Pages 39-66
  4. Angus Fletcher
    Pages 67-84
  5. Angus Fletcher
    Pages 101-122
  6. Angus Fletcher
    Pages 123-134
  7. Angus Fletcher
    Pages 135-146
  8. Angus Fletcher
    Pages 147-150
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 151-192

About this book


Using Hamlet and a number of other popular and influential seventeenth-century tragedies as case-studies, this book shows how aesthetic experience can help organize the biological functions of our brains into adaptive social networks.


Hamlet King Lear Macbeth tragedy William Shakespeare

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