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Book: Method Today

Chapter: 16. Is Explanation Existential?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.34434


Explanation of religion or as religion? This chapter posits that as cognitively shaped eusocial beings, humans need reasons to act in the world (explanations we have embraced), individually and collectively. Accepted explanations must encompass all phases and exigencies of life in whatever material, historical circumstance the individual and group are ‘thrown’.

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  • Paul Kenny ( - pkenny) 'SOAS'