A Sense of Awe: science, faith and wonder
May 7, 2013 0

Denis Dutton: A Darwinian theory of beauty

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This 15 minute TED talk is by Denis Dutton, philosopher of aesthetics. With the help of fascinating ‘live’ illustrations he says that beauty is not just in the eye of the beholder but that humans are hard-wired by evolution to seek beauty. His is clearly a naturalistic explanation that does not consider religious or transcendent explanations or connections with the sense of awe.

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