Can Science Explain Religion? The Cognitive Science Debate, by James W. Jones.

Authors

  • Halvor Kvandal Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/jcsr.20676

Keywords:

cognitive science, debunking, science debate, physicalism

Abstract

Can Science Explain Religion? The Cognitive Science Debate, by James W. Jones. Oxford University Press, 2015. 236 + xii pp. Hb., $31.95. ISBN: 9780190249380

References

Boyer, P. (2010). The fracture of an illusion: Science and the dissolution of religion. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht.

Dawkins, R. (2007). The God delusion. London: Transworld.

Jones, J. W. (2016). Can science explain religion? The cognitive science debate. Oxford: Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190249380.001.0001

Kahane, G. (2011). Evolutionary debunking arguments. Noûs, 45(1), 103–125. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0068.2010.00770.x

Murray, M. J. (2010). Scientific explanations of religion and the justification of religious belief. In J. Schloss, & M. J. Murray (Eds.). The believing primate: Scientific, philosophical and theological reflections on the origin of religion (pp. 168–178). Oxford: Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557028.003.0009

Visala, A. (2011). Naturalism, theism and the cognitive study of religion. Farnham: Ashgate.

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2021-08-03

How to Cite

Kvandal, H. (2021). Can Science Explain Religion? The Cognitive Science Debate, by James W. Jones. Journal for the Cognitive Science of Religion, 7(1), 115–118. https://doi.org/10.1558/jcsr.20676

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