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Stephen Davies presents a fascinating exploration of the idea that art, and our aesthetic sensibilities more generally, should be understood as an element in human evolution. He asks: Do animals have aesthetics? Do our aesthetic preferences have prehistoric roots? Is art universal? What is the biological role of aesthetic and artistic behaviour?
Keywords Aesthetics  Art Philosophy  Human evolution  Art Psychological aspects  Cultural Evolution history
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Call number N66.D312 2012
ISBN(s) 9780199658541   0199658544   9780198709633   0198709633   289464678X
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