Anton Killin

Anton Killin

Credentials

  • PhD., Victoria University of Wellington

Research Interests

  • Philosophy of the arts
  • Philosophy of the sciences
  • Music
  • Human evolution

Recent work

  • Music and human evolution: philosophical aspects. In: Richard Joyce (ed) Routledge Handbook of Evolution and Philosophy (Oxon/NY: Routledge), 2018 (forthcoming) 372-386
  • Not music, but musics: a case for conceptual pluralism in aesthetics [with Adrian Currie] Estetika: The Central European Journal of Aesthetics, 2017 (forthcoming) 151-174
  • Plio-Pleistocene foundations of hominin musicality: coevolution of cognition, sociality, and music Biological Theory, 2017, doi:10.1007/s13752-017-0274-6
  • Fictionalism about musical works Canadian Journal of Philosophy, 2017, doi:10.1080/00455091.2017.1357993
  • Analyzing antiqueness: a response to Curtis and Baines Journal of Aesthetics & Art Criticism, 2017, 75(2) 195-197
  • Hominin musicality and musical expressivity: revisiting Davies' contour theory Debates in Aesthetics, 2017, 13(1) 11-18
  • Reflections on imitation, vocal mimicry, and entrainment Aisthesis. Pratiche, linguaggi e saperi dell’estetico, 2016, 9(2) 81-87
  • 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
  • Cross-cultural practice in creative perspective: New Zealand compositions for central Javanese gamelan instruments New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies, 2015, 17(1) 21-40
  • 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