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The Believing Primate: Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Reflections on the Origin of Religion

The Believing Primate: Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Reflections on the Origin of Religion

by Jeffrey Schloss, Michael Murray


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199557028
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 04/15/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Michael Murray is the Arthur and Katherine Shadek Professor in the Humanities and Philosophy at Franklin and Marshall College (Lancaster, PA). He received his B.A. at Franklin & Marshall College, and his M.A, and Ph.D at the University of Notre Dame. He has held fellowships from the Institute for Research in the Humanities (Madison, Wisconsin), the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Philosophical Society, and the Notre Dame Center for Philosophy of Religion.

Table of Contents

Introduction, Jeffrey Schloss
1. Hand of God, Mind of Man: Punishment and Cognition in the Evolution of Cooperation, Jesse Bering and Dominic Johnson
2. Religiosity as mental time travel: cognitive adaptations for religious behavior, Joseph Bulbulia
3. Cognitive Science, Religion & Theology, Justin Barrett
4. Is Religion Adaptive? Yes, no, neutral, but mostly we don't know, Peter J. Richerson and Lesley Newson
5. Religious Belief as an Evolutionary Accident, Paul Bloom
6. Explaining Belief in the Supernatural: Some thoughts on Paul Bloom's 'Religious Belief as Evolutionary Accident', Peter van Inwagen
7. Games Scientists Play, Alvin Plantinga
8. Scientific Explanations of Religion and the Justification of Religious Belief, Michael J. Murray
9. Evolutionary Accounts of Religion: Explaining and Explaining Away, Michael J. Murray and Andrew Goldberg
10. Explaining Religious Experience, Charles Taliaferro
11. Humanness in their hearts: Where science and religion fuse, Del Ratzsch
12. Theology and Evolution: How Much Can Biology Explain, John Haught
13. Cognitive Science and the Evolutionof Religion: A Philosophical and Theological Appraisal, Nancey Murphy
14. Does Naturalism Warrant a Moral Belief in Universal Benevolence and Human Rights?, Christian Smith
15. Moral Psychology and the Misunderstanding of Religion, Jonathan Haidt
16. Evolutionary Social Constructivism: Narrowing (but not yet bridging) the Gap, David Sloan Wilson

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