Item description for Evolutionary Aesthetics by Eckart Voland...
Evolutionary Aesthetics is the attempt to understand the aesthetic judgement of human beings and their spontaneous distinction between "beauty" and "ugliness" as a biologically adapted ability to make important decisions in life. The hypothesis is - both in the area of "natural beauty" and in sexuality, with regard to landscape preferences, but also in the area of "artificial beauty" (i.e. in art and design) - that beauty opens up fitness opportunities, while ugliness holds fitness risks. In this book, this adaptive view of aesthetics is developed theoretically, presented on the basis of numerous examples, and its consequences for evolutionary anthropology are illuminated.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.4" Width: 6.2" Height: 1" Weight: 1.85 lbs.
Release Date Aug 5, 2003
ISBN 3540436707 ISBN13 9783540436706
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More About Eckart Voland
Herr Professor Dr. Eckart Voland ist Biologiedozent am Zentrum f?r Philosophie der Universit?t Gie?en. Link zur Homepage des Autors