Some Vision Impairments in the Cognitive Science of Religion


  • Benjamin Grant Purzycki Aarhus University
  • Theiss Bendixen Aarhus University



cognitive science of religion, behavioral ecology of religion, anthropology


In this review, we discuss three vision impairments in the cognitive science of religious beliefs. We first assess the CSR’s improvements upon previous generations’ “mindblindness.” We also address “contextblindness,” the CSR’s relative lack of focus on the extant environment’s role in the formation and retention of religious beliefs. Finally, we address the problem of the CSR’s “ecoblindness,” that is, ignoring how beliefs are aligned with the distribution of resources.


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How to Cite

Purzycki, B. G. ., & Bendixen, T. . (2022). Some Vision Impairments in the Cognitive Science of Religion. Journal for the Cognitive Science of Religion, 7(2), 167–177.



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