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Armin W. Geertz

Religious Bodies, Minds and Places: A Cognitive Science of Religion Perspective

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During the last decade or so, empirical knowledge about interactions between bodily actions, human thinking, and the cultural embeddedness of human cognition has been accumulating. As any young science, the cognitive science of religion has been rapidly adapting to this new knowledge which has led to an expanded view of cognition. The brain, body, and mind have often erroneously been thought to be more or less independent organs. They are enmeshed, however, not only internally (embodied) but also externally in a vast network of other brains, bodies, and minds (encultured). Thus, mental representations, mental and emotional states, unconscious reactions, and background emotions are socially oriented and often socially caused states. This paper will introduce readers to recent advances in the cognitive science of religion with emphasis on ritual behavior, place, and pilgrimage.
TitelSpazi e luoghi sacri : Espressioni ed esperienze di vissuto religioso
RedaktørerLaura Carnevale
Antal sider18
ISBN (trykt)978-88-7228-847-4
StatusUdgivet - 2017
SerietitelBiblioteca Tardoantica


  • religionsvidenskab, kognitiv religionsvidenskab, embodiment, helligsted, religionspsykologi, arkæologi, kognition

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