Explorations in Archaeology and Philosophy (Synthese Library #433) (Paperback)

Explorations in Archaeology and Philosophy (Synthese Library #433) By Anton Killin (Editor), Sean Allen-Hermanson (Editor) Cover Image
By Anton Killin (Editor), Sean Allen-Hermanson (Editor)
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This volume explores various themes at the intersection of archaeology and philosophy: inference and theory; interdisciplinary connections; cognition, language and normativity; and ethical issues. Showcasing this heterogeneity, its scope ranges from the method of analogical inference to the evolution of the human mind; from conceptual issues in assessing the health of past populations to the ethics of cultural heritage tourism. It probes the archaeological record for evidence of numeracy, curiosity and creativity, and social complexity. Its contributors comprise an interdisciplinary cluster of philosophers, archaeologists, anthropologists, and psychologists, from a variety of career stages, of whom many are leading experts in their fields.

Chapter 3 is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via link.springer.com.

About the Author

Anton Killin is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Philosophy and Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language at the Australian National University, and the Department of Philosophy at Mount Allison University in Sackville NB, Canada. Anton's primary areas of research include philosophy of the sciences, philosophy of the arts (especially music), and evolutionary theory. Anton has published on the evolution of music and language, and with Adrian Currie, cognitive archaeology. Sean Allen-Hermanson is Professor of Philosophy at Florida International University in Miami FL, USA. Sean's primary areas of research include philosophy of mind and cognitive science. Sean has published on extended cognition, cultural evolution, comparative psychology, and implicit bias. The editors are also the guest editors of a special issue of Topoi: An International Review of Philosophy entitled "Archaeology and Philosophy".

Product Details
ISBN: 9783030610548
ISBN-10: 3030610543
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: April 28th, 2022
Pages: 261
Language: English
Series: Synthese Library