論文

査読有り
2015年6月

Born idolaters: The limits of the philosophical implications of the cognitive science of religion

NEUE ZEITSCHRIFT FUR SYSTEMATISCHE THEOLOGIE UND RELIGIONSPHILOSOPHIE
  • Jonathan Jong
  • ,
  • Christopher Kavanagh
  • ,
  • Aku Visala

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開始ページ
244
終了ページ
266
記述言語
英語
掲載種別
研究論文(学術雑誌)
DOI
10.1515/nzsth-2015-0012
出版者・発行元
WALTER DE GRUYTER GMBH

In recent years, theoretical and empirical work done under the rubric of the cognitive science of religion (CSR) have led many to conclude that religion (or, at least, some aspects thereof) is "natural". By this, it is meant that human beings are predisposed to believe in supernatural agents, and that their beliefs about these agents are constrained in various ways. The details about how and why these predispositions and cognitive constraints developed and evolved are still largely unknown, though there is enough of a theoretical consensus in CSR for philosophers to have begun reflecting on the implications of CSR for religious belief. In particular, much philosophical work has been done on the implications of CSR for theism, on both sides of the debate. On one hand, CSR might contribute to defeating particular arguments for theism, or indeed theism altogether; on the other hand, CSR might provide support for specific theological views. In this paper, we argue that the CSR is largely irrelevant for classical theism, and in particular that the "naturalness hypothesis" is much less congenial to theism than some have previously argued.

Web of Science ® 被引用回数 : 13

リンク情報
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1515/nzsth-2015-0012
Web of Science
https://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=JSTA_CEL&SrcApp=J_Gate_JST&DestLinkType=FullRecord&KeyUT=WOS:000355415000004&DestApp=WOS_CPL
ID情報
  • DOI : 10.1515/nzsth-2015-0012
  • ISSN : 0028-3517
  • eISSN : 1612-9520
  • Web of Science ID : WOS:000355415000004

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