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Explaining religion (away?): Theism and the cognitive science of religion

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In light of the advancements in cognitive science and the evolutionary psychology of religion in the past two decades, scientists and philosophers have begun to reflect on the theological and atheological implications of naturalistic - and in particular, evolutionary - explanations of religious belief and behaviour. However, philosophical naiveté is often evinced by scientists and scientific naiveté by philosophers. The aim of this article is to draw from these recent contributions, point out...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1007/s11841-012-0338-9

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology
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Author
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands Publisher's website
Journal:
Sophia Journal website
Volume:
52
Issue:
3
Pages:
521-533
Publication date:
2013-09-05
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EISSN:
1873-930X
ISSN:
0038-1527
URN:
uuid:32d1fae5-0195-4f1e-b1aa-b70a5ed7d2dd
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527543
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pubs:527543

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