Sulla genesi estetica del simbolico. A partire da Terrence Deacon

Mariagrazia Portera

Abstract


In this paper I discuss Terrence Deacon's hypothesis about the origin of human aesthetic faculty, which he interprets as a by-product of human acquisition of language. In discussing Deacon's hypothesis I introduce the question about the adoption of exaptive evolutionary hypotheses in studies on human evolution and especially on human evolution of aesthetic faculty.



Keywords


Theory of emotions; Emergentism; Language; Aesthetic Faculty

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13128/Aisthesis-11797



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