Survival of the Beautiful: Art, Science, and Evolution (BOK)

David Rothenberg

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'The peacock's tail makes me sick!' said Charles Darwin. That's because the theory of evolution as adaptation can't explain why nature is so beautiful. It took the concept of sexual selection for Darwin to explain that, a process that has more to do with aesthetic taste than adaptive fitness. Survival of the Beautiful is a revolutionary new examination of the interplay of beauty, art, and culture in evolution. Taking inspiration from Darwin's observation that animals have a natural aesthetic sense, philosopher and musician David Rothenberg probes why animals, humans included, have an innate appreciation for beauty - and why nature is, indeed, beautiful.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter David Rothenberg
Forlag
Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN 9781408830567
Antall sider 320 Vekt 255 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Emner og form Popular science, Natural history, Theory of art