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Dr Anton Killin

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

Research interests

Philosophy of the arts; Philosophy of the sciences; Music; Language; Human evolution

Biography

Anton is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Philosophy and Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language 

 

Selected Publications

  • The origins of music: evidence, theory, and prospects. Music & Science, 2018, 1: 1-23, 10.1177/2059204317751971
  • Music and human evolution: philosophical aspects. In R Joyce (ed) Routledge Handbook of Evolution & Philosophy, 2018, 372-386
  • Fictionalism about musical works. Canadian Journal of Philosophy, 2018, 48(2) 266-291
  • Where did language come from? Connecting sign, song, and speech in hominin evolution. Biology & Philosophy, 2017, 32(6) 759-778
  • Not music, but musics [with Adrian Currie]. Estetika: Central European Journal of Aesthetics, 2017, 54(2) 151-174
  • Plio-Pleistocene foundations of hominin musicality: coevolution of cognition, sociality, and music. Biological Theory, 2017, 12(4) 222-235
  • Analyzing antiqueness: a response to Curtis and Baines. Journal of Aesthetics & Art Criticism, 2017, 75(2) 195-197
  • Rethinking music’s status as adaptation versus technology: a niche construction perspective. Ethnomusicology Forum, 2016, 25(2) 210-233
  • Musicality and the evolution of mind, mimesis, and entrainment. Biology & Philosophy, 2016, 31(3) 421-434
  • Musical pluralism and the science of music [with Adrian Currie]. European Journal for Philosophy of Science, 2016, 6(1) 9-30
  • Works, authors, co-authorship, and power: a response to Hick. Journal of Aesthetics & Art Criticism, 2015, 73(3) 334-337
  • Musicality in human evolution, archaeology, and ethnography. Biology & Philosophy, 2014, 29(4) 597-609
  • The arts and human nature: evolutionary aesthetics and the evolutionary status of art behaviours. Biology & Philosophy, 2013, 28(4) 703-718

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