from day 28/06/2010

PhD position in Comparative Cognitive Anthropology

A Research position for a Ph.D. student is available in the research group ‘Comparative Cognitive Anthropology’ at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics (Nijmegen, NL). The successful applicant will be expected to investigate social emotions (e.g., shame, pride, fear of ...

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The sacredness of God

One of the difficulties I run into in expounding Pascal Boyer's theory of the minimal counterintuitiveness of religious concepts ("MCI theory") is that many people feel that the critical feature of god concepts—the gods’ sacredness or ultimacy—is not explained by the ...

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