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“Sexual Selection, Agency, and the Reasonableness of Beauty” – Daniel Pedersen, University of Exeter

October 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Free

In a discussion of the role that beauty plays in the selection of mates by non-human females, Dr. Daniel Pedersen (Exeter) will offer an alternative to the two dominant answers to this question—the “adaptationist: and the “aesthetic view.” The first claims the beauty is simply marker of fitness. The second affirms the non-adaptive role of beauty but, according to the speaker, cannot offer a coherent model of rational female agency, complete with final causes. Professor Alex Rosenberg (Duke) will offer a response. Lunch will be provided.

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Date:
October 26
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Organizer

Kenan Institute for Ethics
Phone:
919-660-3033

Venue

Rubenstein 349
Duke University
Durham, NC 27516 United States
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