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De Cruz and De Smedt: Religion as a Cognitive Technology

Wanneer:vr 28-10-2011 10:00 - 11:00
Waar:Oude Boteringestraat 52, room Beta

Lecture by Helen de Cruz and Johan De Smedt organized by the Department of Theoretical Philosophy

This paper argues that religious beliefs and practices are cognitive technologies. They rely on pre-existing cognitive adaptations, not as automatic or inevitable byproducts, but rather, ...