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READ & DOWNLOAD ´ BOLLYWOODPARKS.CO Ü Instructor Jonathan Gottschall DOWNLOAD î The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human Instructor Jonathan Gottschall Ü 1 DOWNLOAD NYTimescom Editor's Choice A Los Angeles Times Book Prizes Finalist A jaunty insightful new book that draws from disparate corners of history and science to celebrate our compulsion to storify everything around us New York Times Humans live in landscapes of make believe We spin fantasies We devour novels films and plays Even sporting events and criminal trials unfold as narratives Yet the world of story has long remained an undiscovered and unmapped country Now Jonathan Gottschall offers the first unified theory of storytelling He argues that stories help us navigate life's complex social problems just as flight simulators prepare pilots for difficult situations Storytelling has evolved like other behaviors to ensure our survival Drawing on the latest research in neuroscience psychology and evolutionary biology Gottschall tells us what it means to be a storytelling animal and explains how stories can change the world for the better We know we are master shapers of story The Storytelling Animal finally reveals how stories shape us This is a uite wonderful book It grips the reader with both stories and stories about the telling of stories then pulls it all together to explain why storytelling is a fundamental human instinct Edward O Wilson Charms with anecdotes and examples we have not left nor should we ever leave Neverland Cleveland Plain Dealer. I must say I m genuinely confused by folks who gave this book fewer than four stars Not sure what they were expecting As a writer I came away from the read feeling like a super hero as my friend and fellow author ML Welker described it Writing is an extremely isolating experience fraught with self doubt and discouragement Gottschall s book is a reminder that what we do is important this thought that as writers we have the opportunity to change the world one story at a time is inspiring and invaluableBeyond all that heady stuff Gottschall s work is meticulously researched yet he delivers it with a breezy anecdote riddled style Love it GREAT book

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READ & DOWNLOAD ´ BOLLYWOODPARKS.CO Ü Instructor Jonathan Gottschall DOWNLOAD î The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human Instructor Jonathan Gottschall Ü 1 DOWNLOAD A NYTimescom Editor's Choice A Los Angeles Times Book Prizes Finalist A jaunty insightful new book that draws from disparate corners of history and science to celebrate our compulsion to storify everything around us New York Times Humans live in landscapes of make believe We spin fantasies We devour novels films and plays Even sporting events and criminal trials unfold as narratives Yet the world of story has long remained an undiscovered and unmapped country Now Jonathan Gottschall offers the first unified theory of storytelling He argues that stories help us navigate life's complex social problems just as flight simulators prepare pilots for difficult situations Storytelling has evolved like other behaviors to ensure our survival Drawing on the latest research in neuroscience psychology and evolutionary biology Gottschall tells us what it means to be a storytelling animal and explains how stories can change the world for the better We know we are master shapers of story The Storytelling Animal finally reveals how stories shape us This is a uite wonderful book It grips the reader with both stories and stories about the telling of stories then pulls it all together to explain why storytelling is a fundamental human instinct Edward O Wilson Charms with anecdotes and examples we have not left nor should we ever leave Neverland Cleveland Plain Deale. Gottschall presents story as central to human life We are Homo Fictus he saysThe first few chapters look at children s play fiction and dreams and conclude that an essential function of story is to prepare us for life s inevitable difficulties by running us through thousands upon thousands of trouble based scenariosThe next few chapters reveal story s centrality in daily life as meta social narrative as personal identity narrative and as moral compass and Gottschall demonstrates how fictions worm deep inside our minds parasite like and exert a vast influence on our daily behavior Hitler for example is shown to have been profoundly guided by Wagner s opera RienziThe book concludes by considering story s future showing how fiction is encroaching and upon the territory of reality and how we may soon be saturated in virtual worlds of illusion than we already are if this is possibleI recommend the book wholeheartedly to anyone interested in story however it left me wanting depth and comprehensiveness It feels like a series of charming magazine articles than a coherent work attempting to deeply master and illuminate its subjectThe book nicely conforms to the mold of popular contemporary non fiction fast paced and peppered with anecdotes and soft social science research provocative but it doesn t make you think too hard this can be a good thing depending on what you re looking forThere was room here with a little patience and a little less attention to commercialism for a stellar substantial book The Storytelling Animal fails to provide definitive statements or true revelations but it never fails to provoke and entertain

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READ & DOWNLOAD ´ BOLLYWOODPARKS.CO Ü Instructor Jonathan Gottschall DOWNLOAD î The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human Instructor Jonathan Gottschall Ü 1 DOWNLOAD A NYTimescom Editor's Choice A Los Angeles Times Book Prizes Finalist A jaunty insightful new bookthat draws from disparate corners of history and science to celebrate our compulsion to storify everything around us New York Times Humans live in landscapes of make believe We spin fantasies We devour novels films and plays Even sporting events and criminal trials unfold as narratives Yet the world of story has long remained an undiscovered and unmapped country Now Jonathan Gottschall offers the first unified theory of storytelling He argues that stories help us navigate life's complex social problems just as flight simulators prepare pilots for difficult situations Storytelling has evolved like other behaviors to ensure our survival Drawing on the latest research in neuroscience psychology and evolutionary biology Gottschall tells us what it means to be a storytelling animal and explains how stories can change the world for the better We know we are master shapers of story The Storytelling Animal finally reveals how stories shape us This is a uite wonderful book It grips the reader with both stories and stories about the telling of stories then pulls it all together to explain why storytelling is a fundamental human instinct Edward O Wilson Charms with anecdotes and exampleswe have not left nor should we ever leave Neverland Cleveland Plain DealerA. This is a fascinating book presenting important findings and theories on stories as a critical dimension of human evolutiont This core idea is well reflected in the following passages In recent decades roughly corresponding with the rise of TV psychology has begun a serious study of story s effects on the human mind fiction does mold our minds Story whether delivered through films books or video games teaches us facts about the world influences our moral logic and marks us with fears hopes and anxieties that alter our behavior perhaps even our personalities Research shows that story is constantly nibbling and kneading us shaping our minds without our knowledge or consent p 148 and Humans are creatures of Neverland Neverland is our evolutionary niche our special habitat p 177 But while recognizing some dangers the book is too optimistic on the impacts of storytelling on humanity Thus the book does not confront the negative effects of amusement industry advertisement fables and political marketing stories Its most serious error assumes morality enhancing effects of stories as if there exists an universal and timeless human morality reinforced by them The author mentions violence caused by conflicting religious beliefs but then forgets all about it when making statements claiming that as with sacred myths ordinary stories from TV shows to fairy tales steep us all in the same powerful norms and values p 134 Thus the book ignores the pluralism of values which contradict each other If the author had taken into account Nazi stories and movies he would not make a grievous error ignoring a fundamental feature of humanity namely self righteous highly moral persons and collectives clinging fanatically to different stories producing a sense of moral duty to kill non believers inferior races exploiters and so on making history into what Hegel called a slaughterhouse and uite likely when driven with fitting stories and euipped with increasingly effective tools of mass killing endangering the future of the human species Related is the author s statement that fiction by constantly marinating our brains in the theme of poetic justice may be partly responsible for the overly optimistic sense that the world is on the whole a just place And yet the fact that we take this lesson to heart may be an important part of what makes human societies work p 135True the human species continues to exist though its future is not assured And most humans are at present materially better off than ever before But the masses of India Africa large parts of South America and hardly think that global society works well and lack of coping with climate change throws even doubts on the working of human society as a whole Therefore much of the story telling giving a good feeling to parts of humanity may be a toxic tranuillizerThus besides its many merits the book suffers from what I call the Better Angels Mirage A critical stance on the impacts of stories would have made this book even betterProfessor Yehezkel DrorThe Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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  • The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human
  • Instructor Jonathan Gottschall
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  • 09 May 2019
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