Man and Animal. The Evolutionary Aesthetics of Tito Vignoli (1824-1914)

Elena Canadelli

Abstract


The essay focuses on the Italian evolutionist Tito Vignoli, whose work is the result of a fruitful contamination between philosophy, history of religion, linguistics, ethnography, anthropology, psychology, zoology and physiology. His most regarded book, Mito e scienza (1879), and some of his minor writings deal with the theory of myth, art and aesthetics in the new framework of Darwin's ideas.

Keywords


evolutionary aesthetics; Tito Vignoli; myth; theory of evolution; darwinism

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13128/Aisthesis-13777



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