ISBN-10:
082645710X
ISBN-13:
9780826457103
Pub. Date:
08/27/2002
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Current Approaches in the Cognitive Science of Religion / Edition 1

Current Approaches in the Cognitive Science of Religion / Edition 1

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ISBN-13: 9780826457103
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 08/27/2002
Pages: 277
Product dimensions: 6.36(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.89(d)

About the Author

Ilkka Pyysiainen is Associate Professor of Comparative Religion at the University of Turku, Finland, and Academy Research Fellow at the Academy of Finland. Veikko Anttonen is Professor and Chair of Comparative Religion at the University of Turku, Finland.

Veikko Anttonen is Professor and Chair of Comparative Religion at the University of Turku, Finland.

Table of Contents

1. Why Do Gods and Spirits Matter at All? Supernatural Gadgets and Social Mind AdaptationsPascal Boyer, Henry Luce Professor of Collective and Individual Memory, Washington University in St. Louis2. Religion and the Counter-IntuitiveIlkka Pyysiäinen3. Dumb Gods, Petitionary Prayer, and the Cognitive Science of ReligionJustin L. Barrett, Visiting Assistant Professor, Psychology, Culture and Cognition Program, University4. Animal Animism: Evolutionary Roots of Religious CognitionStewart Guthrie, Professor of Anthropology, Fordham University5. Does Classification Explicate the Contents of Concepts?Pertti Saariluoma, Professor of Cognitive Science, University of Helsinki6. Cognitive Constraints on Religious Ritual Form: A Theory of Participants' Competence with Religious Systems E. Thomas Lawson, Professor of Comparative Religion, Western Michigan University, and Robert N. McCauley, Professor of Philosophy, Emory University7. Implicit and Explicit Knowledge in the Domain of RitualHarvey Whitehouse, Reader in Anthropology, Queen's University of Belfast8. The Complex Worlds of Religion: Connecting Cultural and Cognitive Analysis Jeppe Sinding Jensen, Senior Lecturer, Department of the Study of Religion, University of Aarhus9. Identifying the Generative Mechanisms of Religion: The Issue of Origin RevisitedVeikko Anttonen10. "The Morphology and Function of Magic" RevisitedJesper Sørensen, Assistant Professor, Department of the Study of Religion, University of Southern Denmark, Odense University11. Explaining Religion - Cognitive and Evolutionary MechanismsMatti Kamppinen, Senior Lecturer of Comparative Religion, University of Turku

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