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The need to create art is found in every human society, manifest in many different ways across many different cultures. Is this universal need rooted in our evolutionary past? The Art Instinct reveals that it is, combining evolutionary psychology with aesthetics to shed new light on fascinating questions about the nature of art.
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ISBN(s) 9780199580736   0199580731   1608190552   1596914017   0199539421
DOI 10.1111/j.1540-6245.2009.01363_1.x
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