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Survival of the Beautiful - 9781408830567

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  • Product code: AFSKR
  • ISBN: 9781408830567
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.9cm x 13.2cm
  • Pages: 320
  • Publish date: 03/01/2013

Survival of the Beautiful (Paperback)

Survival of the Beautiful - 9781408830567

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.

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Product Details

  • Product code: AFSKR
  • ISBN: 9781408830567
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.9cm x 13.2cm
  • Pages: 320
  • Publish date: 03/01/2013

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