Monday, April 27, 2015

Art, Aesthetics, and Evolution

We are delighted to announce the publication of 11.2 of the ASEBL Journal. This is a very special issue that includes a paper by Anthony Lock entitled, “Evolutionary Aesthetics, the Interrelationship Between Viewer and Artist, and New Zealandism.” Lock, who teaches at Ling Tung University, Taichung, Taiwan, is a philosopher of science and art, with particular interest in the relationship between science and art, consilience, and the evolutionary origins of art. He holds degrees in mathematics and a first in philosophy, and was the last Honors research student of Denis Dutton, author of The Art Instinct, founder of Arts & Letters Daily, and editor of Philosophy and Literature.

As important, the issue includes commentaries on Lock’s paper from some prominent scholars in the fields of anthropology and cognitive science. 

You can find the paper and comments at the St. Francis College website, which houses ASEBL, here