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The Australian National University

David Kalkman

Position: PhD Student

Location: HC Coombs Building, Room 4108

Website: My profile website


David Kalkman is a PhD candidate in the School of Philosophy at the Australian National University. David's interests lie in the intersection of philosophy of biology and the philosophy of mind/psychology, and also in comparative psychology and language evolution. His PhD research is on the use of informational concepts (both linguistic and mental) in understanding and explaining both the evolution and process of animal communication.

Supervisors: Prof. Kim Sterelny (primary supervisor), Dr. Ron Planer


'Unifying biology under the search for mechanisms', Biology and Philosophy 30 (3) (Book review) (2014)

'Three cognitive routes to atheism: a duel-process account', Religion 44 (1) (2014)



‘Fundamental Ideas in Philosophy’, semester 1 (2016)

‘Sex and Death: The Philosophy of Biology”, semester 2 (2015)

‘Poverty, Ecology, and International Justice’, semester 1 (2012)


Co-lecturer for ‘Sex and Death: The Philosophy of Biology”, semester 2 (2015)

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