Talk explores science and religion
"Cognitive Foundations of Science and Religion" is the topic of a lecture by scholar Robert McCauley set for 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in 100 Jones Hall.
McCauley is the William Rand Kenan Jr. University Professor at Emory University, where he has appointments in the departments of philosophy, psychology, anthropology and religion. His research focuses on the philosophy of science and the cognitive science of religion.
McCauley co-wrote "Rethinking Religion" and "Bringing Ritual To Mind," edited "The Churchlands and Their Critics" and co-edited "Mind and Religion." He has published more than 70 papers in a range of academic journals, including Philosophy of Science, Philosophical Psychology and the Journal of the American Academy of Religion.
The lecture is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Religion.