Thinking about Religion

Extending the Cognitive Science of Religion

  • Aaron C. T. Smith

Part of the Palgrave Frontiers in Philosophy of Religion book series (PFPR)

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Thinking about Religion examines cutting-edge breakthroughs from across the sciences concluding that religion persists because the mind is primed for faith, ready to grasp and fiercely defend beliefs that make sense but defy logic.


cognition cognitive science god logic mind model psychology religion revolution

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  • Aaron C. T. Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.RMIT UniversityAustralia

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  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Religion & Philosophy Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-45902-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-32475-7
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