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Pyysiäinen, Ilkka

Overview
Works: 27 works in 139 publications in 2 languages and 4,808 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: BL53, 200.19
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Most widely held works by Ilkka Pyysiäinen
How religion works : towards a new cognitive science of religion by Ilkka Pyysiäinen( )

28 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern findings in cognitive science and evolutionary psychology provide insights to the processes which make religious beliefs and behaviours efficient attractors in and across cultural settings. This text discusses how certain kinds of counter-intuitive ideas are selected for religious use
Explaining Christian origins and early Judaism : contributions from cognitive and social science by Petri Luomanen( )

16 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social and cognitive perspectives in the study of Christian origins and early Judaism / Petri Luomanen, Ilkka Pyysiäinen and Risto Uro -- The promise of cognitive science for the study of early Christianity / Luther H. Martin -- The mystery of the stolen body : exploring Christian origins / Ilkka Pyysiäinen -- The emergence of early Christian religion : a naturalistic approach / István Czachesz -- A cognitive approach to ritual systems in first-century Judaism / Kimmo Ketola -- Gnostic rituals from a cognitive perspective / Risto Uro -- Conceptual blending in the Exegesis on the soul / Hugo Lundhaug -- Conceptual blending and early Christian imagination / Vernon K. Robbins -- The sociology of knowledge, the social identity approach and the cognitive science of religion / Petri Luomanen -- "Remember my fetters" : memorialisation of Paul's imprisonment / Philip F. Esler -- Social identities and group phenomena in Second temple Judaism / Raimo Hakola -- Social identity in the Qumran movement : the case of the penal code / Jutta Jokiranta -- Epilogue / Troels Engberg-Pedersen
Religion, economy, and cooperation by Ilkka Pyysiinen( )

14 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume addresses the issue of religion and economy in the evolution of human cooperation. Both religious practices and economic behavior create and sustain intra-group cooperation by providing people with common goals and values. Even if individuals are selfish maximizers of utility, in the end everybody benefits from being part of a cooperative community, the market. The rules of the market are the invisible hand which turns selfishness into cooperation. In the same way, God beliefs constrain individual selfishness and ensure cooperation within the group. --Book Jacket
Supernatural agents : why we believe in souls, gods, and buddhas by Ilkka Pyysiäinen( Book )

18 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cognitive science of religion is a rapidly growing field whose practitioners apply insights from advances in cognitive science in order to provide a better understanding of religious impulses, beliefs, and behaviors. This book shows how this methodology can profitably be used in the comparative study of beliefs about superhuman agents
Current approaches in the cognitive science of religion( Book )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magic, miracles, and religion : a scientist's perspective by Ilkka Pyysiäinen( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Can scientists study religion? Ilkka Pyysiainen says they can. While the study of religion cannot be reduced to other disciplines, it must not ignore what other disciplines have learned about human thought and behavior. In this collection of essays, Pyysiainen shows how findings from cognitive science can offer new directions to debates in religion. After providing a historical and theoretical overview of the cognitive science of religion, Pyysiainen demonstrates how knowledge of the mind's workings can help deconstruct such concepts as "God," "ideology," "culture," "magic," "miracles," and "religion." For scholars of religion and for scholars of the mind and brain, Magic, Miracles, and Religion provides a helpful overview to this emerging field."--Jacket
Beyond language and reason : mysticism in Indian Buddhism by Ilkka Pyysiäinen( Book )

10 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christianity and the roots of morality : philosophical, early Christian, and empirical perspectives( )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is the role of religion, especially Christianity, in morality, pro-social behavior and altruism? Are there innate human moral capacities in the human mind? When and how did they appear in the history of evolution? What is the real significance of Jesus? teaching in the Sermon on the Mount - does it set up unique moral standards or only crystallize humans? innate moral intuitions? What is the role of religious teachings and religious communities in pro-social behavior? 'Christianity and the Roots of Morality: Philosophical, Early Christian and Empirical Perspectives' casts light on these questions through interdisciplinary articles by scholars from social sciences, cognitive science, social psychology, sociology of religion, philosophy, systematic theology, comparative religion and biblical studies
Belief and beyond : religious categorization of reality by Ilkka Pyysiäinen( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond language and reason : mysticism in Indian Buddhism by Ilkka Pyysiäinen( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perimmaïset kuvat : Buddhan elämäkerran merkitys theravadan kaanonissa by Ilkka Pyysiäinen( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in Finnish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ultimate images: the meaning of the Buddha's biography in the Theravada canon
Pyhä : raja, kielto ja arvo kansanomaisessa uskonnossa( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Finnish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uskonto ja ihmismieli johdatus kognitiiviseen uskontotieteeseen( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Finnish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jumalan selitys : 'Jumala' kognitiivisena kategoriana by Ilkka Pyysiäinen( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in Finnish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synti : ajatuksin, sanoin ja töin by Ilkka Pyysiäinen( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in Finnish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jumalaa ei ole by Ilkka Pyysiäinen( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Finnish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ihmistieteet tänään( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in Finnish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harvat ja valitut : kirjoituksia ihmismielestä ja uskonnosta by Ilkka Pyysiäinen( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in Finnish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perimmäiset kuvat : Buddhan elämäkerran merkitys theravadan kaanonissa by Ilkka Pyysiäinen( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in Finnish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Engl. Zsfassung u.d.T.: Ultimate meanings : the meaning of the Buddha's biography in the Theravada canon
Rethinking "God" : the concept of God as a category in comparative religion by Ilkka Pyysiäinen( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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How religion works : towards a new cognitive science of religion
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Explaining Christian origins and early Judaism : contributions from cognitive and social scienceReligion, economy, and cooperationSupernatural agents : why we believe in souls, gods, and buddhasCurrent approaches in the cognitive science of religionMagic, miracles, and religion : a scientist's perspective
Alternative Names
Pyysiainen, Ilkka 1959-

Pyysiäinen, Ilkka Eljas 1959-

Languages
English (114)

Finnish (17)