1300 36 33 32

Why do we think that things happen in the way that they do? Why do we think that some things are true, and other things false? Why do we maintain that some things are good, and other things evil? These are questions that have puzzled thinkers for millennia. In the past, they have been answered by separating our emotional from our rational responses. But recent research in the neurosciences suggests that the questions now deserve very different answers. In this fascinating and highly praised book, John Bowker shows that reason and emotion work much more closely together in forming opinions and judgements than has previously been supposed. If faith and belief are rooted in rationality, not separate from it (as thinkers like Richard Dawkins might propose), this discovery has stunning implications for our understanding of human identity, mind and consciousness. Illuminating some of the biggest issues that there are - issues of ethics, religion, aesthetics and truth - "The Sacred Neuron" makes a consistently original and stimulating contribution to key themes in 'science and religion'.

Buy Sacred Neuron book by John Bowker from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781845113995
ISBN-10: 1845113993
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Sacred Neuron book by John Bowker and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write Review


Author Biography - John Bowker

John Bowker is one of the best known contemporary writers on religion, and is the author of many books, including The Meanings of Death, God: A Brief History, and Problems of Suffering in Religions of the World. He was in addition general editor of the Oxford Dictionary of World Religions. He was formerly Professor of Religious Studies at Lancaster University and, before his retirement, a Fellow of Trinity College Cambridge. He is currently Adjunct Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

Books By Author John Bowker

Beliefs That Changed the World by John Bowker

Beliefs That Changed the World

Paperback, August 2015
$20.69
Why Religions Matter by John Bowker

Why Religions Matter

Paperback, March 2015
$44.06
God: A Very Short Introduction by John Bowker

God: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback, September 2014
$20.38
Message and the Book by John Bowker

The Message and the Book

Hardback, October 2011
$44.99