Survival Of The Beautiful

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SKU
PBD0021995
ISBN13 9781408830567
Binding PAPERBACK
Author DAVID ROTHENBERG
Language ENGLISH
Publisher BLOOMSBURY ( MDL )
Published Year 2013
Country of Origin India

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The peacock's tail makes me sick!' said Charles Darwin. That's because the theory of evolution as adaptation can't explain why nature is so beautiful. It took the concept of sexual selection for Darwin to explain that, a process that has more to do with aesthetic taste than adaptive fitness. Survival of the Beautiful is a revolutionary new examination of the interplay of beauty, art, and culture in evolution. Taking inspiration from Darwin's observation that animals have a natural aesthetic sense, philosopher and musician David Rothenberg probes why animals, humans included, have an innate appreciation for beauty - and why nature is, indeed, beautiful.