How Religious Beliefs are Products of Human Imagination | Neil Van Leeuwen

Get Neil Van Leeuwen's book "Religion as Make-Believe: A Theory of Belief, Imagination, and Group Identity

In addition to Neil's book, portions of this presentation were also adapted from Neil's essay, "The Trinity and the Light Switch: Two Faces of Belief," to appear in The Nature of Belief, edited by E. Schwitzgebel and J. Jong, Oxford University Press.

About Neil Van Leeuwen:

Neil Van Leeuwen is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Neuroscience at Georgia State University. His work has appeared in Journal of Philosophy, Cognition, and Religion, Brain & Behavior, as well as being featured in The New York Times and The Atlantic. 

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