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    Joseph Carroll (1995). Evolution and Literary Theory. Human Nature 6 (2):119-134.
    Presupposing that all knowledge is the study of a unitary order of nature, the author maintains that the study of literature should be included within the larger field of evolutionary theory. He outlines four elementary concepts in evolutionary theory, and he argues that these concepts should regulate our understanding of literature. On the basis of these concepts, he repudiates the antirealist and irrationalist views that, under the aegis of “poststructuralism,” have dominated academic literary studies for the past two decades. He (...)
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  2. Joseph Carroll (2005). Aestheticism, Homoeroticism, and Christian Guilt in The Picture of Dorian Gray. Philosophy and Literature 29 (2):286-304.
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  3. Joseph Carroll (2008). The Cuckoo's History: Human Nature in Wuthering Heights. Philosophy and Literature 32 (2):pp. 241-257.
    Wuthering Heights has proved exceptionally elusive to interpretation. By foregrounding the idea of human nature, Darwinian literary theory provides a framework within which we can assimilate previous insights about Wuthering Heights , delineate the norms Brontë shares with her projected audience, analyze her divided impulses, and explain the generic forms in which those impulses manifest themselves. Brontë herself presupposes a folk understanding of human nature in her audience. Evolutionary psychology converges with that folk understanding but provides explanations that are broader (...)
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    Joseph Carroll (1998). Steven Pinker's Cheesecake for the Mind. Philosophy and Literature 22 (2):478-485.
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    Joseph Carroll (2005). Aestheticism, Homoeroticism, and Christian Guilt In. Philosophy and Literature 29 (2).
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    Joseph Carroll (2013). Dutton, Davies, and Imaginative Virtual Worlds: The Current State of Evolutionary Aesthetics. Aisthesis. Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi Dell’Estetico 6 (2):81-93.
    This paper is a commentary comparing the evolutionary perspectives of Denis Dutton’s The Art Instinct (2009) and Stephen Davies’s The Artful Species (2012). Their topics thus necessarily overlap, but their books have different purposes and a different feel. Davies’s book is an academic exercise. He has no real arguments or claims of his own. Dutton wishes to demonstrate that evolutionary psychology can provide a satisfying naturalistic explanation of aesthetic experience. Neither Davies nor Dutton fully succeeds in his ambition. Davies extends (...)
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    Joseph Carroll (2006). The Human Revolution and the Adaptive Function of Literature. Philosophy and Literature 30 (1):33-49.
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    Joseph Carroll (2012). IIIAn Open Letter to Jonathan Kramnick. Critical Inquiry 38 (2):405-410.
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    Joseph Carroll (2001). The Ecology of Victorian Fiction. Philosophy and Literature 25 (2):295-313.
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    Joseph Carroll (1998). Literary Study and Evolutionary Theory. Human Nature 9 (3):273-292.
    Several recent books have claimed to integrate literary study with evolutionary biology. All of the books here considered, except Robert Storey’s, adopt conceptions of evolutionary theory that are in some way marginal to the Darwinian adaptationist program. All the works attempt to connect evolutionary study with various other disciplines or methodologies: for example, with cultural anthropology, cognitive psychology, the psychology of emotion, neurobiology, chaos theory, or structuralist linguistics. No empirical paradigm has yet been established for this field, but important steps (...)
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    Joseph Carroll (1999). Wilson's Consilience and Literary Study. Philosophy and Literature 23 (2):393-413.
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    Robert G. Rose & Joseph F. Carroll (1974). Free Recall of a Mixed Language List. Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society 3 (4):267-268.
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    Joseph Carroll, Jonathan Gottschall, John A. Johnson & Daniel J. Kruger (2009). Human Nature in Nineteenth-Century British Novels: Doing the Math. Philosophy and Literature 33 (1):50-72.
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    Joseph Carroll (1996). Book Review: Evolution and Literary Theory. [REVIEW] Philosophy and Literature 20 (1).
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  15. Joseph Carroll (2006). Conceptualizing Cyning and Konungr in the Heimskringla and Beowulf. Mediaevalia 27 (2):1-26.
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  16. Joseph Carroll (2014). Denis Dutton: Universal Connoisseur. Philosophy and Literature 38 (1A):A22-A25.
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  17. Joseph Carroll (2009). Evolutionary Approaches to Literature and Drama. In Robin Dunbar & Louise Barrett (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology. OUP Oxford
     
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