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Denis Dutton

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The Art Instinct

Friday, June 18, 2010

Denis Dutton is a professor of the philosophy of art interested in evolutionary biology. In his controversial book The Art Instinct, he argues that certain tastes in art are genetic. Dutton believes that if we examine art from around the world, we can see the marks ...

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Bonus Track: More from Dutton

Friday, June 18, 2010

According to Dutton, Igor Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" shows how our art instinct is still evolving.

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The Art Instinct

Friday, November 20, 2009

Denis Dutton is a professor of the philosophy of art interested in evolutionary biology. In his controversial book The Art Instinct, he argues that certain tastes in art are genetic. Dutton believes that if we examine art from around the world, we can see the marks ...

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More From Denis Dutton

Friday, November 20, 2009

According to Dutton, Igor Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring” shows how our art instinct is still evolving.

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Art and Evolution

Friday, January 23, 2009

Denis Dutton, founder and editor of the website Arts & Letters Daily, professor of the philosophy of art at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand and the author of The Art Instinct: Beauty, Pleasure, and Human Evolution (Bloomsbury Press, 2008), looks at art and aesthetics from ...

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Basic Instinct

Friday, January 23, 2009

Denis Dutton, author of the new book The Art Instinct: Beauty, Pleasure, and Human Evolution and founder and editor of Arts & Letters Daily, argues that taste in art is more about natural selection than social construction. Plus, a follow up discussion on why Proposition 8 passed.