Helen's blog

We are not intuitive monists — but then, what are we?

Helen's blog
Published on 15 January 2013 at 09:28
I have recently been watching the fascinating iTunes lectures by Tamar Gendler on the philosophy of human nature. Two of the lect...

What explains foxhole theism?

Helen's blog
Published on 31 March 2012 at 13:29
The well-known dictum that there are no atheists in foxholes (the source of this phrase is uncertain) is false. After all, there...

Theology and cognitive science

Helen's blog
Published on 25 May 2011 at 01:00
In the next academic year, I will be a research follow at the University of Oxford on a project that examines the implications of...

Does atheism challenge the naturalness of religious belief?

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Published on 25 March 2011 at 15:10
Common wisdom has it that religious belief is natural, whereas atheism, physicalism and other forms of unbelief are unnatural (se...

The Zeus problem revisited - or is it the Jedi problem?

Helen's blog
Published on 26 November 2010 at 14:19
In their recent paper (available here) in Journal of Cognition and Culture, Will M. Gervais and Joseph Henrich call attention to...

Religious beliefs: Matter of fact or of preference?

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Published on 9 October 2012 at 11:20
In the public sphere, religious beliefs are often considered to be a matter of private sentiment or preference, not as matters of...

Atheist clergymen and belief in belief

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Published on 22 October 2011 at 20:38
A while ago, Dan Sperber blogged about research by Daniel Dennett and Linda LaScola on atheist clergymen. Their paper, which is a...

If "Religion is natural", what about atheism?

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Published on 5 April 2011 at 01:00
In 'cognition and culture' circles, it is almost a matter of common wisdom, it seems, to claim that religious belief is natural,...

The theologian’s tragedy or the theologian’s trump card?

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Published on 6 March 2011 at 10:37
In October 2011, I will be working on a Templeton fellowship at the University of Oxford. My project is entitled Cognitive origin...

Epistemic trust in scientific practice: The case of primates studies

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Published on 30 September 2010 at 01:00
A few days ago, I received a favorable review of a paper of mine. The reviewer suggested some minor improvements, one of which le...
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Helen De Cruz

City: Leuven
Country: Belgium
About me:
philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, cognitive development, cognitive archaeology

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Comment on: The Zeus problem revisited - or is it the Jedi problem?
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Comment on: Theology and cognitive science
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Comment on: Fast lemons and intuitive beliefs
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Comment on: Why are human beings so interested in explaining misfortune?
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Comment on: Religious beliefs: Matter of fact or of preference?
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Comment on: We are not intuitive monists — but then, what are we?
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