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The Resource Bioaesthetics : making sense of life in science and the arts, Carsten Strathausen

Bioaesthetics : making sense of life in science and the arts, Carsten Strathausen

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Bioaesthetics : making sense of life in science and the arts
Title
Bioaesthetics
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making sense of life in science and the arts
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Carsten Strathausen
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Language
eng
Summary
In recent years, bioaesthetics has used the latest discoveries in evolutionary studies and neuroscience to provide new ways of looking at art and aesthetics. Carsten Strathausens remarkable exploration of this emerging field is the first comprehensive account of its ideas, as well as a timely critique of its limitations. Strathausen familiarizes readers with the basics of bioaesthetics, grounding them in its philosophical underpinnings while articulating its key components. Importantly, he delves into the longstanding problem of the two culturesthat separate the arts and the sciences. Seeking to make bioaesthetics a more robust way of thinking, Strathausen then critiques it for failing to account for sciences historical and cultural assumptions. At its worst, he says, biologism reduces artworks to mere automatons that rubber-stamp pre-established scientific truths. Written with a sensitive understanding of sciences strengths, and willing to refute its best arguments, Bioaesthetics helps readers separate the sensible from the specious. At a time when humanities departments are shrinking-and when STEM education is on the rise-Bioaesthetics makes vital points about the limitations of science, while lodging a robust defense of the importance of the humanities
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LC call number
NX180.S3
LC item number
S77 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Posthumanities
Series volume
43
Bioaesthetics : making sense of life in science and the arts, Carsten Strathausen
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Bioaesthetics : making sense of life in science and the arts, Carsten Strathausen
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Human nature after Kant -- Marxism and science -- Cultural evolution -- Evolutionary aesthetics -- Neuroaesthetics
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22 cm.
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Extent
ix, 305 pages
Isbn
9781517900748
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2017005483
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
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(OCoLC)982091613

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