What cognitive science of religion can learn from John Dewey

Hans Van Eyghen*

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I use three ideas from philosopher John Dewey that are of service for Cognitive Science of Religion (CSR). I discuss how Dewey’s ideas on embodied cognition, embedded cognition can be put to work to get a fuller understanding of religious cognition. I also use his ideas to criticize CSR’s reliance on the modularity of mind thesis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)387-406
Number of pages20
JournalContemporary Pragmatism
Issue number3
Early online date31 Aug 2018
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2018


  • Cognitive science of religion
  • Embedded cognition
  • Embodied cognition
  • John Dewey
  • Modularity of mind
  • Religious cognition


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