- ISBN 9781599471471 / 1599471477
- Title Neuroscience, Psychology, and Religion: Illusions, Delusions, and Realities about Human Nature
- Author Malcolm Jeeves and Warren S. Brown
- Category Impact Of Science & Technology On Society
Religion & Beliefs
- Format Paperback
- Year 2009
- Pages 160
- Publisher Templeton Foundation Press
- Imprint Templeton Foundation Press,U.S.
- Language English
- Dimensions 140mm x 12mm x 217mm
“Neuroscience, Psychology, and Religion” is the second title published in the new Templeton Science and Religion Series. In this volume, Malcolm Jeeves and Warren S. Brown provide an overview of the relationship between neuroscience, psychology, and religion that is academically sophisticated, yet accessible to the general reader.The authors introduce key terms; thoroughly chart the histories of both neuroscience and psychology, with a particular focus on how these disciplines have interfaced religion through the ages; and explore contemporary approaches to both fields, reviewing how current science/religion controversies are playing out today. Throughout, they cover issues like consciousness, morality, concepts of the soul, and theories of mind. Their examination of topics like brain imaging research, evolutionary psychology, and primate studies show how recent advances in these areas can blend harmoniously with religious belief, since they offer much to our understanding of humanity's place in the world. Jeeves and Brown conclude their comprehensive and inclusive survey by providing an interdisciplinary model for shaping the ongoing dialogue.Sure to be of interest to both academics and curious intellectuals, “Neuroscience, Psychology, and Religion” addresses important age-old questions and demonstrates how modern scientific techniques can provide a much more nuanced range of potential answers to those questions.
Illusions, Delusions, and Realities About Human Nature.
Malcom Jeeves is professor emeritus of psychology at the University of St. Andrews. He was formerly president of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and editor-in-chief of the journal Neuropsychologia. His recent books include From Cells to Souls and Beyond and (with Warren Brown) Neuroscience, Psychology, and Religion.