Includes bibliographical references and index.
|LC Classifications||BF51 .B47 2011b|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xiii, 252 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||252|
|ISBN 10||9781857885606, 9781857885682|
|LC Control Number||2011290441|
In this entertaining and thought-provoking book, Jesse Bering unravels the evolutionary mystery of why we grapple for meaning, purpose and destiny in life. He argues that God is not merely an idea to be entertained or discarded based on the evidence. Nor is God a cultural invention, an existential band-aid, an opiate of the masses/5(82). Bering is funny and to the point. He covers a lot of material in this book, in support of his main thesis: humans invented god because they are predisposed to see minds and intentionality in their worlds. He is also very well read, quoting Sartre on one page and the creator of Sex in the City on the next one.4/5. The God Instinct: The Psychology of Souls, Destiny, and the Meaning of Life [Jesse Bering] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Explores how people's everyday thoughts, behaviours and emotions betray an innate tendency to reason as though God were deeply invested in their public lives and secret affairs.4/5(60). Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Start by marking “The God Instinct: Heeding Your Heart's Unrest” as Want to Read: Want to Read saving /5.
The God Instinct explores how people's everyday thoughts, behaviours and emotions betray an innate tendency to reason as though God were deeply invested in their public lives and secret this entertaining and thought-provoking book, Jesse Bering unravels the evolutionary mystery of why we grapple for meaning, purpose and destiny in life. By Tom Stella The God Instinct Paperback by Tom Stella (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Paperback "Please retry" $ $ — Paperback $ 1 New from $ Author: Tom Stella. And his first book, The Belief Instinct, is a triumph - a moving, provocative, and entertaining exploration of the human search for meaning. - Paul Bloom, Professor of Psychology, Yale University, author of How Pleasure Works Since God didn't exist, our human ancestors found it necessary to invent him/5(K). And his first book, The God Instinct, is a triumph-a moving, provocative, and entertaining exploration of the human search for meaning.'. Paul Bloom, Professor of Psychology, Yale University, author of How Pleasure Works. 'There's a place in our minds where God goes/5(63).
The Paperback of the The God Instinct by Tom Stella at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more! B&N Outlet Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events Help Auto Suggestions are available once you type at least 3 letters. Use up arrow (for mozilla firefox browser alt+up arrow) and down arrow (for mozilla firefox browser alt+down arrow Author: Tom Stella. Breaking new ground, The God Instinct uses hard science to show that God is not a delusion, but a sophisticated cognitive illusion. Bering reveals the roots of religion in our ability to think beyond our immediate surroundings, and explains why this capacity for belief sets us apart from other animals. I finished reading Jesse Bering's new book, "The God Instinct". It was really interesting, and for me, shed new light on why I ask the kinds of questions that I do! Jesse Bering is an evolutionary psychologist, and he explains the feature of our minds known as . Enter Jesse Bering, evolutionary psychologist and author of The God Instinct, a colourful romp through psychology, philosophy and popular culture. He argues that God-belief evolved to help our species reproduce. Yes, you read that right. According to Bering, God .