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Contradictions : neuroscience and religion

Author: José M Musacchio
Publisher: Heidelberg ; New York : Springer, ©2012.
Series: Springer-Praxis books in popular science.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Exploring incongruities between science and religion, this volume deploys the latest research in neuroscience to show how abstractions such as consciousness, Euclidean triangles, and even Mickey  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: José M Musacchio
ISBN: 9783642271977 3642271979
OCLC Number: 767567985
Description: xix, 195 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The universality of religious beliefs --
The contradictions and consequences of religious beliefs --
The evolution of human ancestors --
The most amazing window on human nature --
Why qualia and consciousness seem mysterious --
The word-grounding problem and the incompleteness of language --
The roots of knowledge --
Abstract and imaginary objects --
Nature is logical, because logic is natural --
Faith and the validation of beliefs --
Contradictory beliefs are a poor mechanism of adaptation.
Series Title: Springer-Praxis books in popular science.
Responsibility: José M. Musacchio.

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