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Darwinian Arts & Notions of Beauty

The presentation explores the evolutionary basis for the creation and consumption of art in all forms. It discusses art’s adaptive function; as well as, its role in natural and sexual selection. The universality and evolutionary basis of aesthetic tastes in art is also discussed. This presentation was created by Amanda Limongi for Dr. Michael Shermer’s course, “Evolution, Economics & the Brain” taught at Claremont Graduate University during the spring 2012 semester.

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2 responses to “Darwinian Arts & Notions of Beauty”

  1. Aida Limongi says:

    Great work, we read it in group and you inspire a new way to appreciate art in all forms to me. We all enjoyed your presentation.

  2. Maria Fernandez says:

    A truly thought provoking subject… Art as part of our DNA!

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