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dc.contributor.authorBie, Audun Sagedaleng
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-06T08:53:54Z
dc.date.available2012-03-06T08:53:54Z
dc.date.issued2011-11-21eng
dc.date.submitted2011-11-21eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1956/5697
dc.description.abstractScientists studying religion in light of evolution are generally divisible into two schools: One that considers religion an evolutionary adaptation, and one that considers it a by-product of other traits. I argue that the concept of adaptation is more complex than as it has been presented in the science of religion, and refer to issues in the biological discourse. I then compare to the debate of religion's adaptive status, showing that several new research questions arise in this way. In particular, I advocate studying cultural evolution, and playing down the distinction between adaptationist and by-product theories. The thesis closes with a general recommendation of an evolutionary approach to the study of religion.en
dc.format.extent681946 byteseng
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfeng
dc.language.isoengeng
dc.publisherThe University of Bergeneng
dc.subjectReligioneng
dc.subjectUtviklingslæreeng
dc.subjectEvolusjoneng
dc.subjectAdaptasjon
dc.subjectReligionsvitenskap
dc.titleAdapting adaptation: An analysis of the adaptation discourse in the evolutionary sciences of religioneng
dc.typeMaster thesiseng
dc.type.degreeMaster i Religionsvitenskapnob
dc.type.courseRELV350eng
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Humanities: 000::Theology and religious science: 150eng
dc.subject.archivecodeMastergradeng
dc.subject.nus714999eng
dc.type.programMAHF-RELVeng


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