Vol. 6 No. 2 (2013): Aesthetics and Evolutionism: Requirements, Perspectives, Issues

Arte e percezione. Alla ricerca della zona di evoluzione prossimale

Published December 29, 2013
  • evolutionary aesthetics,
  • perception,
  • technology,
  • play
How to Cite
Consoli, G. (2013). Arte e percezione. Alla ricerca della zona di evoluzione prossimale. Aisthesis. Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi dell’estetico, 6(2), 179-203. https://doi.org/10.13128/Aisthesis-13776


The evolutionary and comparative perspective represents a persuasive view to naturalize aesthetics - however, only if we avoid one of the most common prejudice. Precisely, the preliminary reduction of the aesthetic experience to the mere sensory perception. The paper falsifies this reductive framework reconstructing the zone of proximal evolution concerning the aesthetic and artistic dimension. In particular, we take as reference point the mind of the chimpanzee, at the same time unable to make art and limited to inescapable sensory and perceptual constrains.


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