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Workshop Cognitive Science of Religion and Philosophy
14 June 2018 @ 08:00 - 17:00
The Cognitive Science of Religion (CSR) hosts a number of theories that explain religious belief and religious behavior. The discipline distinguishes itself from other approaches by focusing on the human mind. From its onset in the early 1990’s CSR has grown to be a major player in religious studies. In this workshop, the key theories in the field are introduced and new work is presented. The workshop also addresses a number of philosophical questions raised by CSR-theories.
12.30: 13.00 Introduction: The Cognitive Science of Religion
13.00- 14.00: The Power of Suggestibility: Experimental Research on Extraordinary Experiences (Michiel van Elk)
14.00- 14.30: Break
14.30- 15.30: Debunking Religious Belief (Hans Van Eyghen)
15.30- 16.30: Cognition, Religious Gadgetry, and Mental Disorders (Robert McCauley)
18.00- …: dinner
Participation in the workshop is free but registration is required. Please confirm your attendance at email@example.com.
Please also indicate if you want to join for dinner. Costs for dinner are 50 euro (to be paid in cash).
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