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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 212 PHILOSOPHY OF ART

Animals, Art, and Consciousness

WHERE ARE THE LINES?

“All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.”

George Orwell

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Creativity and art are typically thought to be exclusively human domains. We see lots of beautiful patterns in nature, and animals do some pretty clever things, yet we usually don’t consider such occurrences to be art. We also tend to assume that non-humans do not appreciate art. My cat doesn’t seem to enjoy Mozart any more than the sounds of the trash truck outside.

 

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