Contradictions: Neuroscience and Religion

Contradictions: Neuroscience and Religion

by Josï M. Musacchio


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783642271977
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 05/23/2012
Series: Springer Praxis Books
Edition description: 2012
Pages: 195
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Dr. José M. Musacchio is Professor Emeritus of pharmacology at New York University Medical School. He received his M.D. from the National University of La Plata, Argentina, where he trained in neurology and psychiatry. Later he completed his training in Bellevue Hospital in New York City, where he was Chief Resident in neurology. He also trained in neurochemistry and psychopharmacology at the National Institute of Mental Health, in Bethesda, MD, and became Assistant Professor at the Department of Pharmacology at NYU Medical School in 1965. He is the author of one hundred publications in his field.

Table of Contents

Introduction.- 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 or "Schizodoxia" is a Poor Mechanism of Adaptation.

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