Journals Higher Education



Published: 27 April 2009

304 Pages

6 1/8 X 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195380026

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Supernatural Agents

Why We Believe in Souls, Gods, and Buddhas

Iikka Pyysiainen

The cognitive science of religion is a rapidly growing field whose practitioners apply insights from advances in cognitive science in order to provide a better understanding of religious impulses, beliefs, and behaviors. In this book Ilkka Pyysiäinen shows how this methodology can profitably be used in the comparative study of beliefs about superhuman agents.


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