Pascal Boyer is the Henry Luce Professor of Collective and Individual Memory and professor of anthropology and psychology at Washington University in St. Louis. His books include Religion Explained: The Evolutionary Origins of Religious Thought.
[Boyer's] incisive investigation of 'six problems in search of a new science'. . . integrates an impressive range of research and attendant insights. An elegant voice in a clamorous field. -Nature Pascal Boyer has written a wide-ranging, clear, and convincing book. It is an essential reading for anyone who wants to better understand the workings of our social world. -Hugo Mercier, co-author of The Enigma of Reason the most important work on a science of human culture in years...a scholarly tour-de-force -Leda Cosmides, Co-Director, Center for Evolutionary Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara Pascal Boyer's elegant and insightful essays on human nature and human society show the power of combining anthropology, evolutionary theory, and cognitive psychology. I particularly like his balance and even-handedness in evaluating various contending social theories. -Herbert Gintis, author of Individuality and Entanglement: The Moral and Material Bases of Social Life Read Pascal Boyer's cool and captivating new book Minds Make Societies. It will change forever your understanding of society and culture. -Dan Sperber, co-author of The Enigma of Reason Minds Make Societies is must-reading for those who are interested in what a new generation of scientists is discovering. -John Tooby, Co-Director, Center for Evolutionary Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara