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Neuroscience, Psychology and Religion : Illusions, Delusions, and Realities About Human Nature - Malcolm Jeeves

Neuroscience, Psychology and Religion

Illusions, Delusions, and Realities About Human Nature

Paperback Published: 1st March 2009
ISBN: 9781599471471
Number Of Pages: 160
For Ages: 21+ years old

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Neuroscience, Psychology, and Religion will be the second title published in the new Templeton Science and Religion Series. In this volume, Malcolm Jeeves and Warren S. Brown provide an overview of the relationship between neuroscience, psychology, and religion that is academically sophisticated, yet accessible to the general reader. The authors introduce key terms; thoroughly chart the histories of both neuroscience and psychology, with a particular focus on how these disciplines have interfaced religion through the ages; and explore contemporary approaches to both fields, reviewing how current science/religion controversies are playing out today. Throughout, they cover issues like consciousness, morality, concepts of the soul, and theories of mind. Their examination of topics like brain imaging research, evolutionary psychology, and primate studies show how recent advances in these areas can blend harmoniously with religious belief, since they offer much to our understanding of humanity's place in the world. Jeeves and Brown conclude their comprehensive and inclusive survey by providing an interdisciplinary model for shaping the ongoing dialogue. Sure to be of interest to both academics and curious intellectuals, Neuroscience, Psychology, and Religion addresses important age-old questions and demonstrates how modern scientific techniques can provide a much more nuanced range of potential answers to those questions. Features: Written by two highly esteemed experts in the field of brain research Offers a concise overview of a fascinating area of new research Will guide even seasoned readers in this field to new literature and research

Prefacep. vii
Neuroscience and Psychology Todayp. 3
Warfare versus Partnershipp. 12
From Soul to Mind: A Brief Historyp. 24
Principles of Brain Functionp. 41
Linking Mind and Brainp. 54
The Human Animal: Evolutionary Psychologyp. 68
The Neuroscience of Religiousnessp. 91
Science, Religion, and Human Naturep. 108
Getting Our Bearings: Looking Back and Looking Forwardp. 128
Notesp. 137
Further Readingp. 147
Name Indexp. 151
Subject Indexp. 155
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ISBN: 9781599471471
ISBN-10: 1599471477
Series: Templeton Science and Religion Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 21+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 1st March 2009
Publisher: TEMPLETON FOUND PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.34  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.23

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