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Considering the very limited results obtained by cognitive science in its attempt to account for religious phenomena, it seems more promising to look for an explanation in terms of cultural transmission without referring the latter to “built-in” capacities. The article is more particularly focused on the role played by religions in the diffusion of techniques linked to writing, but stresses at the same time the ambivalence displayed by religions towards Science, the development of which is nonetheless dependent on the generalisation of these techniques.
Pour citer cet article :Goody Jack (2008/3). Religion and Cognition. In Lassègue Jean (Eds), Religion and Cognition, Intellectica, 50, (pp.33-37), DOI: 10.3406/intel.2008.1226.