Mixtures of Simple Perceptual Opposites in Animal Courtship and Human Culture

From a simple perspective aesthetic cultural phenomena and the mating dances of animals are similar in structure.

Rushing courtship ceremony of the western grebe (Aechmophorus occidentalis). Photo by Keneva Photography on Shutterstock. Standard license.

“Some kind of aesthetic activity is apparently a feature of all the 3,000 or so distinguishable cultures that are to be found on the earth’s…

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Thermoaesthetics

Thermoaesthetics

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A concept of aesthetic complexity based on universal animal preferences for mixtures of simple, more and less exciting physical and psychological opposites.