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Dr Andrew Atkinson

Dr Andrew Atkinson

Dr Andrew Atkinson
B.A.(Ulster), M.A.(Bristol), M.A.(Lond.)

Research Fellow

Area of research

A Synthesis of the Memetic, Cognitive, and Group-Selectionist Approaches to Religion

Cotham House,
Cotham Hill, Bristol BS6 6JL
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Dr Andrew Atkinson arrived at Philosophy via the Fine Arts - and ended up in Philosophy of Biology and the evolution of religious culture. His main interests, based on what Pascal Boyer refers to as a Kantian/Darwinian axis in the cognitive sciences, are in naturalistic approaches to the prevalence and existence of religious culture. Andrew also has interests in Art, Cognitive Development, and religious polemics. This trajectory in study went through a BA (Hons) in Fine Art (Ulster), an MA in Analytic Aesthetics (Bristol), a PGCE (Bristol), another MA (Birkbeck, London) where he became interested in the shortfalls of traditional "Philosophy of ...

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