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Denis Dutton on beauty, 2010 (1st of 7)

American-born University of Canterbury philosopher Denis Dutton was a philosopher of art and was well known for his popular web portal Arts & Letters Daily. In this TED talk from February 2010 Dutton discusses his theory that appreciation of art is an evolutionary adaptation that helps to ensure survival.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Philosophy - Philosophers in New Zealand, 1870s to 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 July 2024)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 22 Oct 2014