Denis Dutton (RIP) Talks Beauty @ TED

Denis Dut­ton – the founder of Arts & Let­ters Dai­ly and phi­los­o­phy pro­fes­sor at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Can­ter­bury in Christchurch, New Zealand – passed away today. He was 66 years old. In 2009, he wrote his most recent book, The Art Instinct: Beau­ty, Plea­sure, and Human Evo­lu­tion. Above, we have Dut­ton speak­ing at TED, elab­o­rat­ing on these themes in a great lit­tle talk called “A Dar­win­ian The­o­ry of Beau­ty.”

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