The Evolution of the Human Arts: Aesthetics after Darwin. Competition, Cooperation, Self-Transformation: Alexander G. Baumgarten, Alexander von Humboldt, Immanuel Kant, and Lawrence Sterne

The Evolution of the Human Arts: Aesthetics after Darwin. Competition, Cooperation, Self-Transformation: Alexander G. Baumgarten, Alexander von Humboldt, Immanuel Kant, and Lawrence Sterne

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Winfried Menninghaus

Series: Evolution, Cognition, and the Arts
ISBN: 9781644690000 (hardcover)
Pages: approx. 200 pp.
Publication Date: June 2018

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Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Competitive Courtship and Aesthetic Judgment/Choice: Darwin’s Model of the Arts
2. The Arts as Promoters of Social Cooperation and Cohesion
3. Engagement in the Arts as Ontogenetic Self-(Trans-)Formation
4. A Cooptation Model of the Evolution of the Human Arts: The Special Role of Play Behavior, Technology, and Symbolic Cognition

Bibliography
Index