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Advances in religion, cognitive science, and experimental philosophy

Author: Helen De Cruz; Ryan Nichols
Publisher: London, UK ; New York, NY, USA : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2016. ©2016
Series: Advances in experimental philosophy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Experimental philosophy has blossomed into a variety of philosophical fields. But there has been very little experimental philosophical research in the domain of philosophy of religion. This book shows how cognitive science of religion has the methodological and conceptual resources to become a form of experimental philosophy of religion, and provides new ways of approaching core philosophical and psychological  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helen De Cruz; Ryan Nichols
ISBN: 9781474223843 1474223842
OCLC Number: 908373553
Description: 221 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: cognitive science of religion and its philosophical implications / Helen De Cruz and Ryan Nichols --
Is religion or science debunked by the evolution of cognitive faculties? / John S. Wilkins --
Cognitive science, evil, and god / John Teehan --
The explanatory challenge of religious diversity / Jason Marsh and Jon Marsh --
A cognitive psychological account of reasoning about ritual efficacy / Cristine H Legare, Rachel E. Watson-Jones, and Andre L. Souza --
Atheism, inference, and intuition / Kelly James Clark --
How do philosophers evaluate natural theological arguments? An experimental philosophical investigation / Helen De Cruz and Johan De Smedt --
An ecological theory of gods' minds / Benjamin Grant Purzycki and Rita Anne McNamara --
Remembering past lives / Claire White, Robet Kelly, and Shaun Nicols --
The death we fear is not our own: the folk psychology of souls revisited and reframed / K. Mitch Hodge.
Series Title: Advances in experimental philosophy.
Responsibility: edited by Helen De Cruz and Ryan Nichols.

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Experimental philosophy has blossomed into a variety of philosophical fields. But there has been very little experimental philosophical research in the domain of philosophy of religion. This book shows how cognitive science of religion has the methodological and conceptual resources to become a form of experimental philosophy of religion, and provides new ways of approaching core philosophical and psychological problems.

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It is worth noting that I am an experimental philosopher and not a philosopher of religion or a student of religion more generally. ... That said, I quite enjoyed the collection. It provides a Read more...

 
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