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The believing primate : scientific, philosophical, and theological reflections on the origin of religion

Author: Michael J Murray; Jeffrey Schloss
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Scientific accounts of religion have received a great deal of scholarly and popular attention. This book draws on the expertize of scientists, philosophers, and theologians, from across a wide spectrum of debate, to describe and discuss current scientific accounts.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Believing primate.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2008042108
(OCoLC)243546159
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J Murray; Jeffrey Schloss
ISBN: 9780191567841 0191567841 1281975761 9781281975768 9786611975760 6611975764
OCLC Number: 610553186
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 365 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Hand of God, mind of man : punishment and cognition in the evolution of cooperation / Dominic Johnson and Jesse Bering --
Religiosity as mental time-travel : cognitive adaptations for religious behavior / Joseph Bulbulia --
Cognitive science, religion, and theology / Justin Barrett --
Is religion adaptive? Yes, no, neutral, but mostly we don't know / Peter J. Richerson and Lesley Newson --
Religious belief as an evolutionary accident / Paul Bloom --
Explaining belief in the supernatural : some thoughts on Paul Bloom's "Religious belief as an evolutionary accident" / Peter van Imogen --
Games scientists play / Alvin Plantinga --
Scientific explanations of religion and the justification of religious belief / Michael J. Murray --
Evolutionary accounts of religion : explaining and explaining away / Michael J. Murray and Andrew Goldberg --
Explaining religious experience / Charles Taliaferro --
Humanness in their hearts : where science and religion fuse / Del Ratzsch --
Theology and evolution : how much can biology explain? / John Haught --
Cognitive science and the evolution of religion : philosophical and theological appraisal / Nancey Murphy --
Moral psychology and the misunderstanding of religion / Jonathan Haidt --
Does naturalism warrant a moral belief in universal benevolence and human rights? / Christian Smith --
Evolutionary social constructivism : narrowing (but not yet bridging) the gap / David Sloan Wilson.
Responsibility: edited by Jeffrey Schloss and Michael J. Murray.
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