Survival Of The Beautiful, eBook EPUBeBook

Survival Of The Beautiful: Art, Science, And Evolution [EPUB eBook]

by David Rothenberg

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eBook 
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Pages:
320 
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing 
Language:
English 
Publication Date:
02 February 2012 
Category:
Natural History & Pets 
ISBN:
9781408828885 
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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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