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Evolution, religion and cognitive science critical and constructive essays

Author: Fraser Watts; Léon Turner
Publisher: Oxford Oxford University Press 2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This evolutionary cognitive science of religion is concerned specifically with exploring the relationship between the evolution of the human mind, the evolution of culture in general, and the origins  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fraser Watts; Léon Turner
ISBN: 9780199688081 0199688087
OCLC Number: 980944977
Description: 252 p.
Contents: 1. Introduction: Pluralism and Complexity in the Evolutionary Cognitive Science of Religion ; 2. The Cognitive Science of Religion ; 3. Biologically Evolutionary Explanations of Religious Belief ; 4. The Evolution of Divine and Human Minds: Evolutionary Psychology, the Cognitive Study of Religion and Theism. ; 5. Extending Evolutionary Accounts of Religion beyond the Mind: Religions as Adaptive Systems ; 6. Skilful Engagement and the "Effort after Value": An Axiological Theory of the Origins of Religion ; 7. Religion and the Emergence of Differentiated Cognition ; 8. From Empathy to Embodied Faith? Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Evolution of Religion ; 9. Neither Friends nor Enemies: The Complex Relationship Between Cognitive and Humanistic Accounts of Religious Belief ; 10. The Cognitive Science of Religion from an Anthropological Perspective: Nature and History Reconciled? ; 11. Religion: the Dynamics of Cultural Adaptations ; 12. Artificial Intelligence Models of Religious Evolution ; 13. Concluding Reflections
Other Titles: Evolution, religion & cognitive science
Responsibility: Fraser Watts [edit.]; Léon Turner [edit.].

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