The Human Instincts That Fashion Gods, Spirits and Ancestors
By (author) Pascal Boyer
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Religion Explained by Pascal Boyer
Book DescriptionWhy are there religious beliefs in all cultures? Do they have features in common and why does religion persist in the face of science? Pascal Boyer shows how experimental findings in cognitive science, evolutionary biology and cultural anthropology are now providing precise answers to these general questions, and providing, for the first time, real answers to the question: Why do we believe?
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099282761
(198mm x 129mm x 28mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 7-Nov-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Pascal Boyer
Memory in Mind and Culture, Hardback (June 2009)
Provides answers about human memory and its role in making us who we are and societies who they are.
Cognitive Aspects of Religious Symbolism, Paperback (October 2008)
In closely focused essays, a group of anthropologists debate the particular nature of religious concepts and categories.
Tradition as Truth and Communication, Paperback (March 2006)
Tradition as Truth and Communication deals particularly with oral communication and focuses on the privileged role of licensed speakers and the ritual contexts in which certain aspects of tradition are characteristically transmitted.
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Many of our questions about religion, states Pascal Boyer, are no longer mysteries. We are beginning to know how to answer questions such as "why do people have religion?". This book provides readers with a scientific explanation for what religious feeling is really about and where it comes from.
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Author Biography - Pascal Boyer
Formerly at Princeton, King's College, Cambridge and the University of Lyon, Pascal Boyer is Professor of Anthropology at Washington University in St Louis, Missouri, USA and a Guggenheim Fellow.
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