Skip navigation
The Australian National University

Dr Anton Killin

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

Research interests

Philosophy of music, evolution of music, ethnomusicology, philosophy of biology, philosophy of language & cognition, evolution of language & cognition, philosophy of art and aesthetics, evolutionary aesthetics, philosophy of archaeology and palaeoanthropology

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

Return to top

Updated:  27 April 2018 / Responsible Officer:  Director (Research Services Division) / Page Contact:  Researchers