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    Religion is Easy, but Science is Hard … Understanding McCauley's Thesis.James A. Van Slyke - 2014 - Zygon 49 (3):696-707.
    Robert N. McCauley's new book Why Religion Is Natural and Science Is Not (2011) presents a new paradigm for investigating the relationship between science and religion by exploring the cognitive foundations of religious belief and scientific knowledge. McCauley's contention is that many of the differences and disagreements regarding religion and science are the product of distinct features of human cognition that process these two domains of knowledge very differently. McCauley's thesis provides valuable insights into this relationship while not necessarily leading (...)
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    Cognitive and Evolutionary Factors in the Emergence of Human Altruism.James A. Van Slyke - 2010 - Zygon 45 (4):841-859.
    One of the central tenets of Christian theology is the denial of self for the benefit of another. However, many views on the evolution of altruism presume that natural selection inevitably leads to a self-seeking human nature and that altruism is merely a façade to cover underlying selfish motives. I argue that human altruism is an emergent characteristic that cannot be reduced to any one particular evolutionary explanation. The evolutionary processes at work in the formation of human nature are not (...)
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    Big Gods: How Religion Transformed Cooperation and Conflict.James A. Van Slyke - 2015 - Philosophy, Theology and the Sciences 2 (1):124.
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    Moral Psychology, Neuroscience, and Virtue: From Moral Judgment to Moral Character.James A. Van Slyke - 2014 - In Kevin Timpe & Craig Boyd (eds.), Virtues and Their Vices. Oxford University Press.
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    Theology and the Science of Moral Action: Virtue Ethics, Exemplarity, and Cognitive Neuroscience.James A. Van Slyke (ed.) - 2012 - Routledge.
    More particularly, the book evaluates the concept of moral exemplarity and its significance in philosophical and theological ethics as well as for ongoing research programs in the cognitive sciences.
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