A core activity of the building block approach is to reverse engineer CCCs. On this page, you find links to articles that apply reverse-engineering methods to specific concepts.

  • Religion (Taves, “Reverse-Engineering a Complex Cultural Concept: Identifying building blocks of ‘religion’,” 15.1-2 (2015):  191–216 [postprint] [publisher version])
  • Esotericism (Asprem, “Reverse-Engineering ‘Esotericism’: How to prepare a complex cultural concept for the cognitive science of religion,” Religion 46.2 (2016): 158-185 [postprint] [publisher version])
Egil AspremReverse-Engineering CCCs