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The author goes back to the criticisms he had already addressed to the research program of cognitivism applied to the study of religion twenty years ago. This program was motivated by the limits of the structuralist theories of semiosis. But the theory of learning which would allow an author like D. Sperber to limit the study of anthropology to cognitive psychology has nothing say about the universality of symbolic forms, which depends not only on the features of the human mind but also on features that only a philosophy of nature is able to reveal.
Pour citer cet article :Scubla Lucien (2008/3). Cognitive Sciences: Ariane's thread or Procustian bed? In Lassègue Jean (Eds), Religion and Cognition, Intellectica, 50, (pp.103-175), DOI: 10.3406/intel.2008.1231.