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Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon

Posted: 15 Apr 2009  

Leslie Marsh

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Date Written: April 15, 2009

Abstract

The thesis that Dennett argues for in Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon has a double aspect. First, religion being but one natural phenomenon among many should be subject to scientific investigation (p. 17). Resistance to this notion constitutes the first spell or taboo and is in complicity with the second “master” spell, that of the phenomenon of religion itself (pp. 18, 322).

Keywords: dennett, religion

Suggested Citation

Marsh, Leslie, Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon (April 15, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1382462

Leslie Marsh (Contact Author)

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