First, this paper will explore the idea that art is an essential and inevitable evolutionary function of human physiology and psychology. Next, the irreducibility of art will be explored, addressing, briefly, both realist and idealist philosophies while establishing an absurdist view. The relationships between art, the absurd and rebellion will be examined. The paper will continue to explore the products of both rebellion and the artistic process, from an absurdist point of view. From here the discussion will turn to the sociological relevance of the above stated, for which, contemporary and historical evidence will be given. The paper will conclude by either confirming or acknowledging the degree to which they can be confirmed, the suppositions stated above.
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