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Can science explain religion? : the cognitive science debate

Author: James William Jones
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing on scientific research and logical argument (presented in a generally accessible way), this book rejects the idea that findings from cognitive science weaken, if not completely undermine, religious beliefs and practices. It directly confronts claims about an inevitable conflict between science and religion, that religious belief and practice are basically irrational, and that science can and will replace  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Jones, James William, 1943-
Can science explain religion?
New York : Oxford University Press, 2015
(DLC) 2015005056
(OCoLC)904715379
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James William Jones
ISBN: 9780190249397 0190249390
OCLC Number: 914301021
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 236 pages)
Contents: A voice from the border of religion and science --
Explanations, how science seeks to explain religion --
Explaining, what does it mean to explain religion? --
Physicalism, is a purely physicalist account compelling? --
Beyond physicalism, mind and nature --
Our pluralistic universe, living on the border of science and religion.
Responsibility: James W. Jones.

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Drawing on scientific research and logical argument James Jones directly confronts the claims that cognitive science can eliminate, or debunk, religion. He provides an accessibly written, persuasive  Read more...
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certainly deserves the attention of the general public, and offers a welcome antidote to the misrepresentations of cognitive science of religion * Tom Uytterhoeven, ESSSAT * [T]his volume will be Read more...

 
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