Musicality and the evolution of mind, mimesis, and entrainment

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2016

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Killin, Anton

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Kluwer Academic Publishers

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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 criticisms. I close with some tentative proposals for further theorising.

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Biology and Philosophy

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Journal article

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10.1007%2Fs10539-016-9519-1

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2037-12-31