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Author Menninghaus, Winfried, author.

Title Aesthetics after Darwin : the multiple origins and functions of art / Winfried Menninghaus ; translated by Alexandra Berlina
Published Boston : Academic Studies Press, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 163 pages)
Series Evolution, cognition, and the arts
Evolution, cognition, and the arts.
Contents Competitive courtship and aesthetic judgment/choice : Darwin's model of the arts -- The arts as promoters of social cooperation and cohesion -- Engagement in the arts as ontogenetic self-(trans- )formation -- A cooptation model of the evolution of the human arts : the special role of play behavior -- Technology, and symbolic cognition
Summary The book reveals a strong humanist heritage which renders Darwin's theory of song and poetic language far more nuanced and interesting than a monolithic ""singing for sex"" hypothesis
Notes "The original German version of this book was published in 2011. For the purposes of the present English translation, it was substantially revised."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882. Descent of man.
Descent of man (Darwin, Charles)
Aesthetics.
Arts -- Philosophy.
Aesthetics.
Arts -- Philosophy.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Evolutionary Psychology.
Form Electronic book
Author Berlina, Alexandra, translator.
LC no. 2019012368
ISBN 1644690012
9781644690017
Other Titles Wozu Kunst? English