Do animals make art or the evolutionary continuity of species: A case for uniqueness
AbstractWhen Władysław Tatarkiewicz wrote that there are only two things that can be said about art: that it is a human activity, not a product of nature, and that it is a conscious activity (or its product), adding that every statement about art different from the ones mentioned above was always finally overthrown (Tatarkiewicz, 1980, p. 37), he probably did not think that the first claim could be questioned by anyone. In the following paper, I will trace the history of observations of “artistic behaviors” that were made by animal ethologists and then processed by evolutionary art philosophers who may lead to the hypothesis about the validity of assigning artistic abilities to animals. In respect to this article is aimed at a wide audience. I will also demonstrate that the question: whether, and in what sense, animals create art is in fact a question about a definition of art that could include this type of intentional animal acts.
|Journal series||Avant. Pismo Awangardy Filozoficzno-Naukowej, ISSN 2082-7598, e-ISSN 2082-6710, (B 13 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Keywords in English||evolutionary aesthetics; animal-made art; ethology; art definition|
|ASJC Classification||; ;|
|License||Journal (articles only); published final; ; after publication|
|Score||= 13.0, 19-05-2020, ArticleFromJournal|
|Publication indicators||= 0; : 2017 = 0.145|
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