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Musicality and the evolution of mind, mimesis, and entrainment

Killin, Anton


In A Million Years of Music, Gary Tomlinson develops an extensive evolutionary narrative that emphasises several important components of human musicality and proposes a theory of the coalescence of these components. In this essay I tie some of Tomlinson’s ideas to five constraints on theories of music’s evolution. This provides the framework for organising my reconstruction of his model. Thereafter I focus on Tomlinson’s description of ‘entraining’ Acheulean toolmakers and offer several...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Biology and Philosophy
DOI: 10.1007%2Fs10539-016-9519-1


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