In Defence of "Belief": A Cognitive Response to Behaviourism, Eliminativism, and Social Constructivism

  • Jonathan A. Lanman Centre for Anthropology & Mind Institute of Cognitive & Evolutionary Anthropology University of Oxford
belief, science of belief, cognitive science


Kognitivna istraživanja religije pokušavaju da objasne religijska uverenja. Ipak, mnogi antropolozi, psiholozi i filozofi kritikuju koncepte "vere" ili "uverenja" kao takve. Osnovne kritike sastoje se u tome da se "uverenje" ne može posmatrati, da ne postoji, i da je sam termin zapadnjački konstrukt neupotrebljiv za poređenje. Ove kritike mogu da učine da "nauka o verovanju" deluje naivno i pogrešno. Oslanjajući se na kognitivnu nauku, i filozofski funckionalizam koji joj je u osnovi, ponudiću minimalnu definiciju verovanja koja omogućuje nauci koja se time bavi da odoli ovim kritikama.


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How to Cite
Lanman, Jonathan. 2008. “In Defence of "Belief": A Cognitive Response to Behaviourism, Eliminativism, and Social Constructivism”. Issues in Ethnology and Anthropology 3 (3), 49-62.