Spirit Beliefs Debunked?

H.M.R.A. van Eyghen

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I discuss and criticize an argument for the conclusion that belief in spirits is unreliably formed and hence unjustified. The argument is based on three scientific explanations for spirit-beliefs; hyperactive agency detection device, infrasound, and magnetic stimulation of the temporal lobe. I argue that the argument fails because the explanations are of too limited scope
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-82
Number of pages10
JournalScience, Religion, and Culture
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 23 Nov 2018


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