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Philosophical Foundations of the Cognitive Science of Religion: A Head Start

Robert N. McCauley - Psychology - 2017 - 184 pages
Robert N. McCauley and E. Thomas Lawson are considered the founders of the field of the cognitive science of religion. Since its inception over twenty years ago, the cognitive ...
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Mental Culture: Classical Social Theory and the Cognitive Science of Religion

Dimitris Xygalatas, William McCorkle - Religion - 2016 - 268 pages
Why is the set of human beliefs and behaviours that we call "religion" such a widespread feature of all known human societies, past and present, and why are there so many forms ...
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How Religion Works: Towards a New Cognitive Science of Religion

Ilkka Pyysiäinen - Religion - 2003 - 272 pages
Modern findings in cognitive science and evolutionary psychology provide insights to the processes which make religious beliefs and behaviours efficient attractors in and ...
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Thinking about Religion: Extending the Cognitive Science of Religion

A. Smith - Philosophy - 2014 - 258 pages
Thinking about Religion examines cutting-edge breakthroughs from across the sciences concluding that religion persists because the mind is primed for faith, ready to grasp and ...
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Magic, Miracles, and Religion: A Scientist's Perspective

Ilkka Pyysiäinen - Religion - 2004 - 277 pages
"Can scientists study religion? Ilkka Pyysiainen says they can. While the study of religion cannot be reduced to other disciplines, it must not ignore what other disciplines ...
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Religion Explained?: The Cognitive Science of Religion after Twenty-five Years

Luther H. Martin, Donald Wiebe - Science - 2017 - 272 pages
With contributions from founders of the field, including Justin Barrett, E. Thomas Lawson, Robert N. McCauley, Paschal Boyer, Armin Geertz and Harvey Whitehouse, as well as ...
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Religion, Anthropology, and Cognitive Science

Harvey Whitehouse, James Laidlaw - Social Science - 2007 - 286 pages
Part of the Ritual Studies Monograph Series, this book examines longstanding debates in the anthropology of religion concerning the connections between ritual and meaning ...
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Naturalism, Theism, and the Cognitive Study of Religion: Religion Explained?

Aku Visala - History - 2011 - 218 pages
This book provides a critical philosophical analysis of the claim that contemporary cognitive approaches to religion undermine theistic beliefs. The book argues that such ...
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A Cognitive Theory of Magic

Jesper Sørensen - Body, Mind & Spirit - 2007 - 218 pages
The author presents a new theory of magical actions based on a wide array of recent findings in the cognitive sciences. Analysing classical ethnographic cases, he argues that ...
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