Nicolas Bullot

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Research interests

Nicolas Bullot is a Lecturer in Philosophy and Co-Chair of the ARTlab at the College of Indigenous Futures, Arts and Society. His academic work engages with philosophy of science, aesthetics, and social philosophy. His research aims to integrate explanations developed in cognitive science with contextualist models proposed in philosophy and the historical social sciences. He holds a PhD in Cognitive Science from the EHESS in Paris and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. He has edited three volumes and published more than 30 peer-reviewed publications on the science of art, person identification, and social cognition.

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Research Output 2006 2019

  • 15 Article
  • 5 Chapter
  • 4 Conference Paper published in Proceedings
  • 2 Editorial
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A psychohistorical philosophy for the science of the arts

Bullot, N., 2019, On Art and Science: Tango of an Eternally Inseparable Duo. Wuppuluri, S. & Wu, D. (eds.). Springer Nature, p. 223-245 23 p. (The Frontiers Collection).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Artistic Practice

Conditional objectivism: a strategy for connecting the social sciences and practical decision-making

Reber, R. & Bullot, N., 2019, Social Philosophy of Science for the Social Sciences. Valsiner, J. (ed.). Springer Boston, p. 73-92 20 p. (Theory and History in the Human and Social Sciences).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

social science
decision making

Group singing enhances positive affect in people with Parkinson’s Disease

Baird, A., Abell, R., Thompson, W. B. F., Bullot, N., Haertsch, M. & Chalmers, K., 2018, In : Music and Medicine. 10, 1, p. 13-17 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Parkinson Disease
Appointments and Schedules

Art and Science: A Philosophical Sketch of Their Historical Complexity and Codependence

Bullot, N. J., Seeley, W. P. & Davies, S., 1 Sep 2017, In : Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism. 75, 4, p. 453-463 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Art and Science
Cognitive Science
Artistic Practice
Historical Analysis

Artistic misunderstandings: the emotional significance of historical learning in the arts

Bullot, N. & Reber, R., 29 Nov 2017, In : Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 40, 4 p., e354.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review



Painting the humorous kitschgrotesque of the dressed-up TER[mite moun]DS in tropical Australia

Author: Hance, I. W., Nov 2018

Supervisor: Zemits, B. (Supervisor), Blackwood, G. (Supervisor), Bullot, N. (Supervisor), Zemits, (Supervisor), Bullot, (Supervisor), Zemits, (Supervisor) & Bullot, (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - CDU