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Religion Explained: The Human Instincts That Fashion Gods, Spirits and Ancestors

By: Pascal Boyer (Author)

430 pages, no illustrations

Vintage

Paperback | Nov 2002 | #228904 | ISBN: 0099282763
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Hardback | Nov 2001 | #228905 | ISBN: 0434008435
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About this book

Why 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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Biography

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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