The epidemiology of beliefs: A naturalistic approach

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I would like to bring together two sets of speculations: anthropological speculations on cultural representations and psychological speculations on the cognitive organization of beliefs, and to put forward, on the basis of these speculations, fragments of a possible answer to the question: how do beliefs become cultural? I will not apologize for the speculative character of the attempt. At this stage, either the question is answered in a vague, fragmentary and tentative way, or it must be left alone: there is not enough sound theorizing and well-regimented evidence in the domain to do otherwise.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReligion and Cognition
Subtitle of host publicationA Reader
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781315539423
ISBN (Print)9781844657445
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2016

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© D. Jason Slone 2006.


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