Disbelief in belief: On the cognitive status of supernatural beliefs

@article{Boudry2016DisbeliefIB,
  title={Disbelief in belief: On the cognitive status of supernatural beliefs},
  author={M. Boudry and J. Coyne},
  journal={Philosophical Psychology},
  year={2016},
  volume={29},
  pages={601 - 615}
}
Abstract Religious people seem to believe things that range from the somewhat peculiar to the utterly bizarre. Or do they? According to a new paper by Neil Van Leeuwen, religious “credence” is nothing like mundane factual belief. It has, he claims, more in common with fictional imaginings. Religious folk do not really “believe”—in the ordinary sense of the word—what they profess to believe. Like fictional imaginings, but unlike factual beliefs, religious credences are activated only within… Expand
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