Volume 11 · Number 1 · Pages 128–131
The Cognition of Religion: Radical-Constructivist Considerations

Thomas McCloughlin

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Open peer commentary on the article “Religion: A Radical-Constructivist Perspective” by Andreas Quale. Upshot: The aim of this commentary is to examine whether religious belief is a cognitive activity. It is proposed that religious belief can be the result of cognitive processes individually construed and constructed upon layers of prior experience, thus adhering to the fundamental tenets of radical constructivism. However, a distinction should be made between cognizing religious beliefs and religious experience. The use of the science versus religion dichotomy is explored and relegated to the status of a “phoney war.”


McCloughlin T. (2015) The cognition of religion: Radical-constructivist considerations. Constructivist Foundations 11(1): 128–131. http://constructivist.info/11/1/128

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