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In gods we trust : the evolutionary landscape of religion

Author: Scott Atran
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Series: Evolution and cognition.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Scott Atran's book is an ambitious attempt to explain the origins of religion using what we now know about the evolution of cognition.


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Atran
ISBN: 0195149300 9780195149302 0195178033 9780195178036
OCLC Number: 248666485
Notes: Literaturverz. S. [301] - 336.
Description: XVI, 348, [24] Seiten : Illustrationen, Diagramme ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction: An Evolutionary Riddle; Part 1: Evolutionary Sources; 2. The Mindless Agent: Evolutionary Adaptations and By-Products; 3. God's Creation: Evolutionary Origins of the Supernatural; Part 2: Absurd Commitments; 4. Counterintuitive Worlds: The Most Mundane Nature of Religious Belief; 5. The Sense of Sacrifice: Culture, Communication, and Commitment; Part 3: Ritual Passions; 6. Ritual and Relevation: The Emotional Mind; 7. Waves of Passion: The Neuropsychology of Vision; Part 4: Mindblind Theories; 8. Culture without Mind: Sociobiology and Group Selection; 9. The Trouble with Memes: Inference versus Imitation in Cultural Creation; 10. Conclusion: Why Religion Seems Here to Stay
Series Title: Evolution and cognition.
Responsibility: Scott Atran.
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With almost 1000 references and discussions of most of human history and culture, from Neanderthal burials to suicide-bombers in the Palestinian anti-colonialist struggle, this book is consciously Read more...

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