Interdisciplinary Workshop on the Evolution of Religion

Workshop schedule:
 
*** Friday November 3 ***

9:45 – 11am
            Peter Hiscock
            (Department of Archaeology, The University of Sydney)
            Dynamism, Structure and Adaptability in Forager Religions

11:15 – 12:30
            Rita McNamara
            (School of Psychology, Victoria University of Wellington)
            Minds of Gods and Human Cognitive Constraints:
            Socio-ecological context shapes belief.

2pm – 3:15
            Carl Brusse
            (School of Philosophy, The Australian National University)
            Signalling and Pseudo-signalling Explanations of Religion.

3:45 – 5pm
            Paul Seabright
            (Toulouse School of Economics, & Institute for Advanced Study)
            Understanding Religious Organisations as Competing Platforms

 
*** Saturday November 4 ***

9:45 – 11am
            Toby Handfield
            (Department of Philosophy, Monash University)
            Sacred Value and Signalling: Testing Models in the Lab

11:15-12:30
            Kim Sterelny
            (School of Philosophy, The Australian National University)
            Religion, Social Complexity and the Neolithic Transition

2:30 – 3:45
            Stephen Stich
            (Dept. of Philosophy & Center for Cognitive Science, Rutgers University)
            Did Religion Play a Role in the Evolution of Morality?

4:15 – 5:30
            Russell Gray
            (Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History,
            & University of Auckland)
            The Cultural Evolution of Religion
 
Thanks to those who attended, papers from this workshop will be published in a forthcoming special edition of the Religion, Brain & Behavior.
 

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Date & time

Fri 03 Nov 2017, 9:30am to Sat 04 Nov 2017, 5:30pm

Location

HC Coombs Building Extension (ANU building #8) room 1.04

Speakers

Peter Hiscock
Rita McNamara
Carl Brusse
Paul Seabright
Toby Handfield
Kim Sterelny
Stephen Stich
Russell Gray

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Contacts

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