New journal for the cognitive science of religion

February 29, 2012

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A new journal has been started up to focus on cognitive science of religion. The name, not surprisingly, is Journal for the Cognitive Science of Religion. It’ll be the official journal of the IACSR so a subscription will be included with membership (which will mean that the membership fees are bound to rise). At this […]

Abstract for the Brno workshop

February 28, 2012

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The lovely people at Levyna in Brno have been very busy. The research centre has its own website and they’re about to host a research workshop to which I’m about to head off. To fit in with the general theme, I have decided to present a paper which takes a step back from the approach […]

Abstract for IACSR meeting

February 27, 2012

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This year’s meeting of the International Association for the Cognitive Science of Religion is going to take place at the end of June in Aarhus, Denmark. I’ll be giving a talk there which is basically outlining my overall approach. Many of those who will be there will have heard bits and pieces of it befo […]

New blog on cognitive science of religion

February 3, 2012

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Robert McCauley, who is the President of the International Association for the Cognitive Science of Religion and one of the central figures in cognitive science of religion has begun writing a blog for Psychology Now. The blog has the same title as Bob’s recent OUP book – Why Religion is Natural and Science is Not. […]

Review of Westerhoff’s Twelve Examples of Illusion

February 1, 2012

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There are people who seem to really enjoy writing very harsh reviews. I find myself left with a sour taste in my mouth afterwards. And so it is with my review of Westerhoff’s recent book published by Oxford University Press. The review is going to be in the journal Religion but it is already up […]

Which conferences to attend?

January 22, 2012

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This is a question I always ask myself at the beginning of every year. With a few years of experience behind me I think I am in something of a position to make a judgement as to which of the many conferences that take place every year are the most likely to be valuable to […]

Werewolves in scientist’s clothing

January 14, 2012

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Reminded by a point I raised in my last post, I realised that I have apparently failed to mention an article of mine that is forthcoming in a University of Chicago volume edited by Massimo Pigliucci and Maarten Boudry – The Philosophy of Pseudoscience. I have now put an almost final draft of that paper on […]

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