Robert N. McCauley Ph.D.
Robert N. McCauley, Ph.D., is the author of Why Religion Is Natural and Science Is Not and the co-author with E. Thomas Lawson of both Bringing Ritual to Mind: Psychological Foundations of Cultural Forms and Rethinking Religion: Connecting Cognition and Culture. McCauley is also the editor of The Churchlands and Their Critics and the co-editor with Harvey Whitehouse of Mind and Religion. In addition, he is the author of more than 75 articles, chapters, and reviews in a variety of journals in philosophy, religion, anthropology, psychology, and cognitive science. He has taught courses at Emory University in all of those fields as well as in linguistics and neuroscience and behavioral biology. McCauley has lectured at colleges and universities as well as national and international conferences and professional meetings across North America, Europe, and Africa. McCauley served as president of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology (1997-98) and is currently the president of the International Association for the Cognitive Science of Religion (2010-2012). He is William Rand Kenan Jr. University Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Center for Mind, Brain, and Culture at Emory University.