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Bioaesthetics: Making Sense of Life in Science and the Arts

Carsten Strathausen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517900755
eISBN:
9781452957715
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517900755.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Bio-Aesthetics. A Critique examines the rising influence of evolutionary theory across academic disciplines today. Empowered by neo-Darwinian theory and recent advances in neuroscientific research, ... More


Introduction

Carsten Strathausen

in Bioaesthetics: Making Sense of Life in Science and the Arts

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517900755
eISBN:
9781452957715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517900755.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The “Introduction” serves to delimit and conceptualize what I call “bio-aesthetics”: an interdisciplinary, historically informed and epistemologically balanced approach to the study of art and human ... More


Human Nature after Kant

Carsten Strathausen

in Bioaesthetics: Making Sense of Life in Science and the Arts

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517900755
eISBN:
9781452957715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517900755.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The first chapter on “Human Nature After Kant” traces the beginnings of bio-aesthetics back to 18th century scientific theories about the nature of life, in particular the long-lasting debate of ... More


Marxism and Biology

Carsten Strathausen

in Bioaesthetics: Making Sense of Life in Science and the Arts

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517900755
eISBN:
9781452957715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517900755.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The second chapter on “Marxism and Biology” begins with a succinct account of the volatile relation between Marxist philosophy and Darwinian theory from the mid-19th to the mid-20th century. This ... More


Cultural Evolution

Carsten Strathausen

in Bioaesthetics: Making Sense of Life in Science and the Arts

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517900755
eISBN:
9781452957715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517900755.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The third chapter on “Cultural Evolution” contrasts my notion of “bio-aesthetics” with that of “sociobiology,” a highly controversial concept introduced by Edward O. Wilson in 1975 to describe his ... More


Evolutionary Aesthetics

Carsten Strathausen

in Bioaesthetics: Making Sense of Life in Science and the Arts

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517900755
eISBN:
9781452957715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517900755.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The fourth chapter on “Evolutionary Aesthetics” provides a comprehensive and detailed account of both strengths and weaknesses among recent aesthetic and cultural theories (such as homo aestheticus, ... More


Neuroaes Thetics

Carsten Strathausen

in Bioaesthetics: Making Sense of Life in Science and the Arts

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517900755
eISBN:
9781452957715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517900755.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The fifth chapter on “Neuroaesthetics” focuses on the relation of art and the human brain. It begins with a technologically informed critique of the limited usefulness of digital brain-imagery for ... More


Coda

Carsten Strathausen

in Bioaesthetics: Making Sense of Life in Science and the Arts

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517900755
eISBN:
9781452957715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517900755.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

In lieu of a conclusion, the “Coda” rearticulates the central arguments of the book in the broader context of today’s post-Humanities and outlines what I consider the most promising avenues for ... More


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