The Importance of Narrative and Intuitive Thought in Navigating Our Realities

Valerie van Mulukom, Micia de Wet

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Stephen Asma presents an alternative model of mind, “mythopoetic cognition” (MC). We applaud Asma’s Herculean effort in bringing together this many ideas—with considerable breadth and depth—in a single article, and wholeheartedly agree that the importance and adaptiveness of “nonrational” cognition are often rendered invisible in post-Enlightenment (“disenchanted”) perspectives. We do believe, however, that some additional nuance is required.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-64
Number of pages4
JournalEvolutionary Studies in Imaginative Culture
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2021

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