Leonardo: Bioaesthetics

An excellent introduction to an aesthetics that intends to overcome speculative theories of art and philosophy without disregarding context and history.

Bioaesthetics (Carsten Strathausen)Bioaesthetics is an ambitious work that intends to be a critique of what the author calls ‘biologism’, namely, ‘ the effort to understand all aspects of human culture, including art and politics in biological terms as part of our evolutionary heritage’ (p.1). As the detailed and accurate critique of all the approaches considered under the biologism umbrella unfolds, Strathausen also aims at defining what bioaesthetics is, and which is its position regarding other related theories.

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Published in: Leonardo
By: Gabriela Galati