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"Among those who have argued that art is a practice evolved in the service of sexual selection are Geoffrey Miller, in The Mating Mind (2000), chapter 8, and Denis Dutton, in The Art Instinct (2009). A more developed and appealing account is offered by the ethologist Ellen Dissanayake, in books published by the University of Washington Press in Seattle: What ..." --The Philosophy of Art, 21, Stephen Davies, 2017

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Stephen Davies is a Distinguished Professor of philosophy at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Books

  • Definitions of Art. Ithaca & London: Cornell University Press, 1991.
  • Musical Meaning and Expression. Ithaca & London: Cornell University Press, 1994.
  • Musical Works and Performances: A Philosophical Exploration. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2001.
  • Themes in the Philosophy of Music. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.
  • The Philosophy of Art. Oxford: Blackwell, 2006.
  • Philosophical Perspectives on Art. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.
  • Musical Understandings and Other Essays on the Philosophy of Music. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.
  • The Artful Species: Aesthetics, Art, and Evolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.




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