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Engagement, Psychological Fit, and Evolution in Movies on Our Minds

Malcolm Turvey

together humanistic film scholars and psychologists. Cutting places his empirical findings and his psychological explanations of them within a broader story about, as the subtitle of his book puts it, the Evolution of Cinematic Engagement . For Cutting

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Précis of Movies on Our Minds

James E. Cutting

theoretical purpose of the book is to provide a new framework for our understanding of cinematic change. That is, I claim there is strong evidence for evolution in popular movies. Moreover, this evolution is not far removed from biological evolution in its

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Replies to Commentators on Movies on Our Minds

James E. Cutting

contemporary movies. Engagement, Fitness, and Evolving Movies Malcolm Turvey (this issue) is concerned with possible inconsistencies in my uses of three terms—engagement, fitness, and evolution. He notes first that there are two meanings of the term

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The ‘Revelation’ in Durkheim's Sociology of Religion

A Moment of Creative Evolution?

William Watts Miller

Émile Durkheim's project for a secular, scientific understanding of religion was bound up with a belief in evolution. Yet in a remark much discussed by commentators, he said that in 1895 his approach to religion had been transformed by a

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The (R)evolution Is Dead, Long Live the (r)evolution!

Daniel P. Ritter

collapse.” This might appear to be a minor, linguistic point of disagreement, but I suggest that there is real value in maintaining the term “revolution” while recognizing that an undeniable evolution of the phenomenon has occurred over the last four

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Evolutionary Thermodynamics and Theory of Social Quality as Links between Physics, Biology, and the Human Sciences

Jaap Westbroek, Harry Nijhuis, and Laurent van der Maesen

ontologies that assume both the irreversibility of time (difference between past and future) and the presence of increasing levels of organization (evolution). Their research subjects and their contexts can—and do—change over time. Their experiments are

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Sabina Spielrein

Her Life, Erasure, Rediscovery and Recognition as a Key Psychoanalytic Thinker

John Launer

and correspondence – to sketch out a vision for psychoanalysis rooted in the theory of evolution. It was a project to which both Jung and Freud reacted with opposition, but anticipated much current thinking in the fields of evolutionary psychology and

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The Mathematics of Evolution

Dreaming about Four Dimensions with Edwin A. Abbott and May Kendall

Wolfgang Funk

This article links the rise of non-Euclidean geometry with the ascent of theories of evolution in the second half of the nineteenth century, and argues that the upsurge of speculations on higher dimensional space figures as a corollary of the pre-eminence of Darwinian ideas in the late Victorian imaginary. It first provides a short sketch of the development of thinking in higher dimensions from Plato's 'allegory of the cave' to the late Victorian popularisation of the subject in the works of Charles Hinton and H.G. Wells. On this basis, it goes on to examine two literary texts from the 1880s, Edwin A. Abbott's novel Flatland and May Kendall's poem 'A Pure Hypothesis'. Both texts are premised on the assumption that there are different versions of the world with different numbers of spatial dimensions, and that through the faculty of dreaming it is possible to transcend the boundaries between these worlds. This article shows how both texts use this central conceit to pose serious questions about contemporary class hierarchies as well as the ethical implications of scientific progress.

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Evolution, Literature and Film: A Reader

Torben Grodal

Book Review of Brian Boyd, Joseph Carroll, and Jonathan Gottschall, eds. Evolution, Literature and Film: A Reader (New York: Columbia University Press, 2010)

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The Evolution of Forming “Territories of Traditional Nature Use” in the Sakha Republic (Iakutiia)

Nicholas Parlato, Gail Fondahl, Viktoriya Filippova, and Antonina Savvinova

diminishment in the standing of Indigenous northerners in relation to both subsoil users and other national minorities. Despite the success of SR's TTP system, it may not persist in this form over time. The evolution of TTP formation procedures detailed in