Evolution, Aesthetics, and Art: An Overview

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dc.contributor.author Davies, Stephen en
dc.contributor.editor Joyce, R en
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-23T23:23:35Z en
dc.date.issued 2017 en
dc.identifier.isbn 9781138789555 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/43360 en
dc.description.abstract It has become common to explore connections between human evolution and aesthetic and artistic behaviors against the background of a certain framework. We ask if these behaviors are (or were) adaptive. That is, did they give those who adopted them a comparative reproductive advantage over those who did not? Or instead, are they by-products (aka spandrels)? That is, are they adventitious but non-adaptive consequences of adaptations whose biological value lies elsewhere? Or finally, are they mainly cultural, depending on our evolved nature only at a remove and in the most general way? That is, are they technologies that are preserved not mainly by biological inheritance but via deliberate cultural transmission on account of their value to groups and individuals? en
dc.description.uri https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781315764863/chapters/10.4324/9781315764863-26 en
dc.publisher Routledge en
dc.relation.ispartof The Routledge Handbook of Evolution and Philosophy en
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dc.title Evolution, Aesthetics, and Art: An Overview en
dc.type Book Item en
dc.identifier.doi 10.4324/9781315764863-26 en
pubs.begin-page 359 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.author-url https://books.google.co.nz/books?id=PR0xDwAAQBAJ en
pubs.end-page 371 en
pubs.place-of-publication New York en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/OpenAccess en
pubs.elements-id 711095 en
pubs.org-id Arts en
pubs.org-id Humanities en
pubs.org-id Philosophy en
pubs.number 26 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-11-11 en

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