Religion And Cognition A Reader (Critical Categories in the Study of Religion S.) by D. Jason Slone

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  • Cognition & cognitive psychology,
  • Religion & Beliefs,
  • Cognitive Psychology,
  • Religion,
  • Religion - Commentaries / Reference,
  • Psychology of Religion,
  • Cognition,
  • Bible - Study - General,
  • Psychology, Religious

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Number of Pages362
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ISBN 101904768709
ISBN 109781904768708

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Overall the book does not offer much by way of explanation of religion, but does offer a cognitive basis for the "fitness" of religious belief.

An evolutionary framework is the assumption, however the author takes pains to clarify that the cause/presence of religion cannot be reduced to simple Darwinian principles (a la Dawkins).Cited by:   The cognitive science of religion examines the mental processes that govern religious belief and behaviour.

It offers a fresh and exciting approach to the scientific study of religion. 'Religion and Cognition' brings together key essays which outline the Cited by: 7.

Mental Culture is a stunning book that should be required reading in both religious studies and cognitive science. Kudos to the editors for their vision, masterful organization, and firmly situating the cognitive science of religion within the distinguished history of the academic study of religion." – Richard Sosis, University of Connecticut5/5(1).

The neuroscience of religion, also known as neurotheology and as spiritual neuroscience, attempts to explain religious experience and behaviour in neuroscientific terms.

It is the study of correlations of neural phenomena with subjective experiences of spirituality and hypotheses to explain these phenomena. This contrasts with the psychology of religion which studies mental, rather than neural. Religion as Magical Ideology examines the relationship between rationality and supernatural beliefs arguing that such beliefs are products of evolution, cognition and culture.

The book does not offer a false rapprochement between reason and religion; instead, it explores their interrelationship as a series of complex adaptations between.

Origins of Religion, Cognition and Culture 1st Edition. Edited by Armin W. Geertz. Attempts to understand the origins of humanity have raised fundamental questions about the complex relationship between cognition and culture.

Central to the debates on origins is the role of. Religion, Cognition & Culture, Aarhus, Denmark. K likes. The Religion, Cognition and Culture (RCC) research unit explores the dynamic interrelations between religion, cognition and culture from 4/5(1). P. Boyer, Religion Explained: The Evolutionary Origins of Religious Thought (New York: Basic Books, ), p.

; P. Boyer, ‘A Reductionistic Model of Distinct Modes of Religious Transmission’, in Harvey Whitehouse and Robert N. McCauley (eds) Mind and Religion: Psychological and Cognitive Foundations of Religiosity (Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira Press, ), pp. 3–29; J. Cited by: 1.

Book Description. This volume explores "cognition" in the study of religion - that is, the mental processes that govern religious belief and behavior across cultures and eras. Cognitive Science, Religion, and Theology is the eighth title published in the Templeton Science and Religion Series, in which scientists from a wide range of fields distill their experience and knowledge into brief tours of their respective specialties.

In this volume, well-known cognitive scientist Justin L. Barrett offers an accessible overview of this interdisciplinary field, reviews key. It would be more accurate to say that the strong naturalist thesis is actually a religious theory of Religion And Cognition book, a sui generis conception of religion – a religious re-description of cognition.

When natural history is re-described as religious history or cognitive development is re-described as religious development these descriptions threaten. Attempts to understand the origins of humanity have raised fundamental questions about the complex relationship between cognition and culture.

Central to the debates on origins is the role of religion, religious ritual and religious experience. What came first: individual religious (ecstatic) experiences, collective observances of transition situations, fear of death, ritual competence.

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In order to fill this lacuna, we will look at three influential approaches to social cognition in recent philosophy of : Hans Van Eyghen. Evolution, Cognition, and the History of Religion: A New Synthesis comprises 41 chapters that push for a new way of conducting the study of religion, thereby, transforming the discipline into a genuine science of religion.

The recent resurgence of evolutionary approaches on culture and the increasing acknowledgement in the natural and social sciences of culture’s and religion’s. Books shelved as metacognition: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman, Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell, The Art of.

The cognitive science of religion examines the mental processes that govern religious belief and behaviour. It offers a fresh and exciting approach to the scientific study of religion. 'Religion and Cognition' brings together key essays which outline the theory.

Her latest book, which stems from her Terry Lectures at Yale University, is Natural Reflections: Human Cognition at the Nexus of Science and Religion (Yale, ). It explores the ways in which contemporary cognitive science and evolutionary psychology are being called upon to, once and for all, explain religion.

Cognition and Motivation - edited by Shulamith Kreitler November Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this book to your organisation's collection.

Cognition and Motivation. Edited by Shulamith Kreitler; The Invisible Religion. The Problem of Religion in Modern Society. Virginia: Macmillan. Luhmann. “Waves of Emotion” in Apuleius’ Metamorphoses, Book XI: An Approach according to Cognitive Historiography2 2This contribution is dedicated to Armin W.

Geertz, a leading scholar in the current research of the Cognitive Study of Religion who served with particular commitment as General Secretary of Author: Jörg Rüpke.

This book develops a cognitive approach to religion. Focusing particularly on ritual action, it borrows analytical methods from linguistics and other cognitive sciences. The authors provide a lucid, critical review of established approaches to the study of religion, and make a strong plea for the combination of interpretation and explanation.

Cognition is understood in a variety of ways from bottom-up to top-down models and theories. New insights into cognition, culture and religion are being discovered, new ways of doing research are being established and new methodologies and technologies are being used in the cognitive science of religion.

Stories are linguistic, cognitive, and cultural products, whether in the context of oral traditions, classical epics, and tragedies, or more contemporary forms of fiction, such as novels. Starting with recent cognitive theories of the evolutionary sources of culture, language, and art (primarily through the work of Merlin Donald, Terrence Deacon, and Michael Tomasello), this chapter discusses Author: Barbara Dancygier.

International Association for the Cognitive Science of Religion. 1, likes 3 talking about this. The official Facebook page of the International Association for the Cognitive Science of Religion Followers: K.

Cognition, Culture and Religion. January approach that surfaces in the Cognitive Science of Religion (CSR) and an appeal for an enactive turn that can enhance CSR by better accounting for.

This book provides an introduction to the cognitive science of religion, a new discipline of study that explains the origins and persistence of religious ideas and behavior on the basis of evolved mental structures and functions of the human brain.

Belief in gods and the social formation of religion have their genesis in biology — in powerful, often hidden, processes of cognition that all Author: Todd Tremlin. The cognitive science of religion. [James A Van Slyke] 'In this important and timely book, Evolution, cognition, and religion: toward a multi-level perspective on the emergence of religious beliefs.\/span>\"@ en\/a> ; \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0 schema.

This book examines the origins of human social and cultural systems, uncovering truths about human cognition and culture. "Geertz's brilliantly interdisciplinary volume brings together many of today's top theorists of religion in a well-balanced, accessible selection of cutting-edge humanistic and scientific approaches.

http:\/\/www. However, the cognitive science of religion often prefers `cold cognition' for explanations.

I see greater interplay between cognition and emotion, so I'd like CSR to go more in the direction of "hot cognition" in future, i.e. taking account of how emotions generate cognitions, and vice versa.

The book addresses the question of whether or not the plurality of theories in CSR makes epistemic conclusions about religious belief unwarranted.

It also explores the impact of CSR on other topics in philosophy of religion like the cognitive consequences of sin and naturalism. Neuroscience and Religious Cognition Project Portal. Malcolm Jeeves and Warren S. Brown consider the consequences of this research in the context of religion in their book Neuroscience, Psychology, and Religion (Templeton Press, ).

Accordingly, the underlying question throughout much of this work revolves around the relationship. Attempts to understand the origins of humanity have raised fundamental questions about the complex relationship between cognition and culture.

Central to the debates on origins is the role of religion, religious ritual and religious by: 9. Origins of Religion, Cognition and Culture. Religion, Cognition and Culture. Share your thoughts Complete your review. Tell readers what you thought by rating and reviewing this book. Rate it * You Rated it *Brand: Taylor And Francis.

Scientific Method as Cultural Innovation (book chapter) (PDF) — Cultural Evolution, Strüngmann Forum Report. Explanatory Pluralism and the Cognitive Science of Religion: Why Scholars in Religious Studies Should Stop Worrying About Reductionism (book chapter) — Mental Culture: Classical Social Theory and the Cognitive Science of Religion.

| 16 → CHAPTER TWO Religion, Cognition, and Prehistory In recent years important scientific strides have been made in the cognitive study of religion. Cognitive researchers have gone back to a view similar to Tylor’s idea of religion as a way of explaining events in the world.

They define religion, like Tylor, as beliefs in spirits and gods. The Cognitive Science of Religion introduces students to key empirical studies conducted over the past 25 years in this new and rapidly expanding field.

In these studies, cognitive scientists of religion have applied the theories, findings and research tools of the cognitive sciences to understanding religious thought, behaviour and social dynamics. Each chapter is written by a leading. Gather the book In Gods We Trust: The Evolutionary Landscape Of Religion (Evolution And Cognition), By Scott Atran start from currently.

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the phenomenologically experienced realities that are entailed in religious by: 1. Themes in the Book Theme 1: Cognitive processes are active rather than passive Theme 2: Cognitive processes are remarkably efficient and accurate Theme 3: Cognitive processes handle positive information better than negative information Theme 4: Cognitive processes are interrelated with one another; they do not operate in.

This series incorporates the series Religion, Cognition, and Culture, formerly published by Routledge, and is associated with the Journal for the Cognitive Science of Religion, the official journal of the International Association for the Cognitive Science of Religion.

The editors invite inquiries and submissions of book. Cognitive Science, Religion, and Theology is the eighth title published in the Templeton Science and Religion Series, in which scientists from a wide range of fields distill their experience and knowledge into brief tours of their respective this volume, well-known cognitive scientist Justin L.

Barrett offers an accessible overview of this interdisciplinary field, reviews key Brand: Templeton Press. The cognitive science of religion (CSR) is a scientific approach to the study of religion that combines methods and theory from cognitive, developmental and evolutionary psychology with the sorts of questions that animate anthropologists and historians of religion.

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