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The Aesthetic Animal

Henrik Hogh-Olesen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190927929
eISBN:
9780190927950
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190927929.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The Aesthetic Animal answers the ultimate questions of why we adorn ourselves; embellish our things and surroundings; and produce art, music, song, dance, and fiction. Humans are aesthetic animals ... More


Summing Up the Aesthetic Impulse: Adaptation, Cheesecake, or . . . ?

Henrik Hogh-Olesen

in The Aesthetic Animal

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190927929
eISBN:
9780190927950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190927929.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

In Chapter 9, the threads from the different investigations are gathered, and the evolutionary functions and conditions behind the aesthetic impulse are outlined in a synthesizing model. One of the ... More


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