Robert McCauley and Ernest Thomas Lawson, <i>Philosophical Foundations of the Cognitive Science of Religion</i>


  • Hans Van Eyghen Free University of Amsterdam



conitive science of religion, explanation, reductionism


Robert McCauley and Ernest Thomas Lawson, Philosophical Foundations of the Cognitive Science of Religion


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How to Cite

Van Eyghen, H. (2020). Robert McCauley and Ernest Thomas Lawson, &lt;i&gt;Philosophical Foundations of the Cognitive Science of Religion&lt;/i&gt;. Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, 14(1), 181–184.