The Biological Evolution of Religious Mind and Behavior

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ISBN: 978-3-642-00127-7 (Print) 978-3-642-00128-4 (Online)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-x

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    Pages 1-7

    Introduction

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    Chapter

    Pages 9-24

    Evaluating the Evolutionary Status of Religiosity and Religiousness

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    Pages 25-49

    Gods, Gains, and Genes

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    Pages 51-66

    How Some Major Components of Religion Could Have Evolved by Natural Selection?

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    Pages 67-88

    The Correlated History of Social Organization, Morality , and Religion

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    Pages 89-104

    Is There a Particular Role for Ideational Aspects of Religions in Human Behavioral Ecology?

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    Pages 105-116

    Talk and Tradition: Why the Least Interesting Components of Religion May Be the Most Evolutionarily Important

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    Pages 117-126

    The Reproductive Benefits of Religious Affiliation

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    Pages 127-141

    The African Interregnum: The “Where,” “When,” and “Why” of the Evolution of Religion

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    Pages 143-164

    Explaining the Inexplicable: Traditional and Syncretistic Religiosity in Melanesia

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    Pages 165-180

    Authoritarianism,Religiousness, and Conservatism : Is “Obedience to Authority” the Explanation for Their Clustering, Universality and Evolution?

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    Pages 181-193

    Cognitive Foundations in the Development of a Religious Mind

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    Pages 195-204

    Religious Belief and Neurocognitive Processes of the Self

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    Pages 205-215

    Neurologic Constraints on Evolutionary Theories of Religion

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    Pages 217-228

    On Shared Psychological Mechanisms of Religiousness and Delusional Beliefs

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    Pages 229-241

    Cognitive Foundations of Religiosity

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    Chapter

    Pages 243-256

    The Religious System as Adaptive: Cognitive Flexibility, Public Displays, and Acceptance

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    Pages 257-273

    The Evolution of Evolutionary Theories of Religion

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    Chapter

    Pages 275-291

    Evolutionary Perspectives on Religion – What They Can and What They Cannot Explain (Yet)

  21. Back Matter

    Pages 293-304