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SOURCE:    Manuscript. Tambov: Gramota, 2018. № 9. P. 107-110.
SCIENTIFIC AREA:    Philosophical Sciences
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Shushulkov Dmitriy Dmitrievich
Saint Petersburg University

Submitted: 09.07.2018
Abstract. The article examines the methodological influence of cognitive science on the study of religion. The cognitive naturalistic approach, designed to give an explanatory conception, has provoked not only interest, but also criticism. Recognizing the shortcomings, today scientists apply the achievements of cognitive science along with the classical approaches of religious studies (historical, culturological, etc.), receiving a qualitatively different result of the research. Analyzing the boundaries of the cognitive approach in the theory of religion, the author outlines the ways to overcome them and possible methodological innovations.
Key words and phrases: когнитивное религиоведение, когнитивная наука о религии, нейрофеноменология, современные теории религии, cognitive science of religion, cognitive religious studies, cognitive science of religion, neurophenomenology, modern theories of religion
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