Behavioral and Brain Sciences 39 (2016)
AbstractWe welcome Norenzayan et al.’s claim that the prosocial effects of beliefs in supernatural agents extend beyond Big Gods. To date, however, supporting evidence has focused on the Abrahamic Big God, making generalisations difficult. We discuss a recent study that highlights the need for clarity about the causal path by which supernatural beliefs affect the evolution of big societies.
Similar books and articles
Interpreting causality in the health sciences.Federica Russo & Jon Williamson - 2007 - International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 21 (2):157 – 170.
Dice of the Gods: Causality, Necessity and Chance.Werner Ehrenberg - 1977 - Birkbeck College.
Russell versus Steiner on physics and causality.Alexander Rosenberg - 1989 - Philosophy of Science 56 (2):341-347.
A criterion of probabilistic causation.Charles R. Twardy & Kevin B. Korb - 2004 - Philosophy of Science 71 (3):241-262.
On the concept of Bell's local causality in local classical and quantum theory.Gábor Hofer-Szabó & Péter Vecsernyés - 2015 - Journal of Mathematical Physics 56:032303.
Beyond “Nonsense on stilts”: Towards conceptual clarity and resolution of conflicting economic rights.Gerald J. Beyer - 2005 - Human Rights Review 6 (4):5-31.
A generalized definition of Bell’s local causality.Gábor Hofer-Szabó & Péter Vecsernyés - 2016 - Synthese 193 (10).
How should philosophy be clear? Loaded clarity, default clarity, and Adorno.Nicholas Joll - 2009 - Telos: Critical Theory of the Contemporary 2009 (146):73–95.
Why Theories of Causality Need Production : an Information Transmission Account.Phyllis McKay Illari - 2011 - Philosophy and Technology 24 (2):95-114.
Two Concepts of the Mental: A Comment on Korf's Reply.Maun Hane Htut - 2016 - Dialogues in Philosophy, Mental and Neuro Sciences 9 (2):70-71.
Added to PP
Historical graph of downloads
Citations of this work
No citations found.