The Cognitive Science of Religion

Fecha:
15/12/2015
Hora:
12:00
Ciudad:
Pamplona 
Lugar:
Edificio Central - Aula 30
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Categoría:
Eclesiástica de Filosofía, Seminarios
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Descripción del evento

El próximo martes día 15 de diciembre a las 12.30h., en el aula 30 del edificio Central, tendremos el seminario organizado por el CRYF titulado:

“The Cognitive Science of Religion: History, Key Debates, and Future Prospects”

El ponente, Nathaniel F. Barrett, es actualmente investigador del grupo “mente-cerebro” del Instituto Cultura y Sociedad (ICS) de la Universidad de Navarra. Ha realizado sus estudios en Yale, Harvard y Boston University. Su investigación se ha especializado en el estudio histórico y filosófico de las relaciones entre ciencia y religión, prestando particular atención al concepto de naturaleza implicado en la comprensión científica y religiosa de la persona humana.

Abstract: The cognitive science of religion (CSR) is a distinctive program of research that emerged in the 1990s and whose central goal is to explain religious thought and behavior using concepts and theories from cognitive science. In addition to providing a brief introduction to its principal figures and ideas, the goal of this talk is to understand certain controversial aspects of CSR—especially its claims to have “explained religion”—within a wider historical and intellectual context. Specifically, we will be interested in the following: 1) the relationship between CSR and its “parent field” of cognitive science; 2) the way in which the explanatory agenda of CSR has been defined over and against the interpretive stance of humanistic disciplines of religious studies (e.g. sociology and history of religion); 3) the role of CSR research in the polemics of “New Atheists” such as Daniel Dennett and Richard Dawkins; 4) the response of theologians and philosophers of religion to claims of CSR; 5) the manner in which CSR reflects and influences public discourse about religion in society at large. Finally, we will consider how an alternative form of CSR might contribute more constructively to scientific understanding of and public dialogue about religion

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