Philosophy, Belief and Cognitive Science of Religion

A (Sympathetic) Response to Gardiner and Engler

Authors

  • Aku Visala University of Helsinki

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/jcsr.v3i1.29555

Keywords:

cognitive science of religion, cognition

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Published

2016-05-03

How to Cite

Visala, A. (2016). Philosophy, Belief and Cognitive Science of Religion: A (Sympathetic) Response to Gardiner and Engler. Journal for the Cognitive Science of Religion, 3(1), 69–74. https://doi.org/10.1558/jcsr.v3i1.29555

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Section

Commentary/Responses