Friday, November 19, 2010

A Darwinian theory of beauty

Denis Dutton provides an interesting theory of beauty in this TED talk. He applies the Darwinian Theory on the concept and discusses cultural and natural influences on the perception of Beauty.

We find beauty in Something made well.
Hand axes as the first art works which help the artist's tribe to survive sexual selection.
Does it explain everything and is self-consistent - Not necessary. But anyway interesting approach and definitely well presented.
Check it out!