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Religion re-explained

Sterelny, Kim


This article has three aims. First, it attempts to identify the exact problem religion poses to those developing an account of the evolution of human social life, and of the cognitive capacities that sustain that life. Having done that, the article aims to specify the criteria that an explanation of the evolution of religion should meet. Second, it presents a critique of one popular account: the idea that religion emerges as a result of cognitive biases that favor agentive thinking, that favor...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Religion, Brain & Behavior
DOI: 10.1080/2153599X.2017.1323779


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