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Religion Explained: The Evolutionary Origins of Religious Thought

Religion Explained: The Evolutionary Origins of Religious Thought (Paperback)

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Many of our questions about religion, says renowned anthropologist Pascal Boyer, are no longer mysteries. We are beginning to know how to answer questions such as "Why do people have religion?" Using findings from anthropology, cognitive science, linguistics, and evolutionary biology, Religion Explained shows how this aspect of human consciousness is increasingly admissible to coherent, naturalistic explanation. This brilliant and controversial book gives readers the first scientific explanation for what religious feeling is really about, what it consists of, and where it comes from.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesAnthropologySocial & cultural anthropologyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPsychologyReligion & BeliefsReligion: generalPhilosophy of religionScience & MathematicsBiology, life sciencesLife sciences: general issuesEvolution Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US Publication Date: 11/04/2002 ISBN-13: 9780465006960  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Pascal Boyer is Luce Professor of Collective and Individual Memory at Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri.

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