Between Religion and Science: Integrating Psychological and Philosophical Accounts of Explanatory Coexistence

  title={Between Religion and Science: Integrating Psychological and Philosophical Accounts of Explanatory Coexistence},
  author={Cristine H. Legare and Aku Visala},
  journal={Human Development},
  pages={169 - 184}
Examining the relationship between religion and science has until recently been considered a philosophical exercise and, as a consequence, theories of how natural and supernatural explanations are related tend to be highly abstract and operate at the level of ideal rationality rather than in the psychological reality of actual believers. Although cognitive developmental psychologists have studied the topic of explanation quite extensively, until recently little has been known about how people… 
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