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Consilience

Author : E. O. Wilson
ISBN : 9780804154062
Genre : Science
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"A dazzling journey across the sciences and humanities in search of deep laws to unite them." --The Wall Street Journal One of our greatest living scientists--and the winner of two Pulitzer Prizes for On Human Nature and The Ants--gives us a work of visionary importance that may be the crowning achievement of his career. In Consilience (a word that originally meant "jumping together"), Edward O. Wilson renews the Enlightenment's search for a unified theory of knowledge in disciplines that range from physics to biology, the social sciences and the humanities. Using the natural sciences as his model, Wilson forges dramatic links between fields. He explores the chemistry of the mind and the genetic bases of culture. He postulates the biological principles underlying works of art from cave-drawings to Lolita. Presenting the latest findings in prose of wonderful clarity and oratorical eloquence, and synthesizing it into a dazzling whole, Consilience is science in the path-clearing traditions of Newton, Einstein, and Richard Feynman.
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Consilience
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: E. O. Wilson
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-11-26 - Publisher: Vintage

"A dazzling journey across the sciences and humanities in search of deep laws to unite them." --The Wall Street Journal One of our greatest living scientists--and the winner of two Pulitzer Prizes for On Human Nature and The Ants--gives us a work of visionary importance that may be the crowning
Creating Consilience
Language: en
Pages: 450
Authors: Edward Slingerland, Mark Collard
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-01-19 - Publisher: OUP USA

Calls for a "consilient" or "vertically integrated" approach to the study of human mind and culture have, for the most part, been received by scholars in the humanities with either indifference or hostility. One reason for this is that consilience has often been framed as bringing the study of humanistic
Achieving Consilience
Language: en
Pages: 245
Authors: Margherita Dore
Categories: Translating and interpreting
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-26 - Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

At Master’s level, students in Translation Studies may choose to complete their course by compiling a dissertation by commentary. Such projects involve detailed discussions of the strategies and procedures that students opt for when translating a source text of their choice (be it literary, audiovisual, or technical). However, the vast
Toward Consilience
Language: en
Pages: 294
Authors: Gerald A. Cory Jr.
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-12-06 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

The present work is the second in a series constituting an extension of my doctoral thesis done at Stanford in the early 1970s. Like the earlier work, The Reciprocal Modular Brain in Economics and Politics, Shaping the Rational and Moral Basis ofOrganization, Exchange, and Choice (Plenum Publishing, 1999), it may
Experiments in Consilience
Language: en
Pages: 328
Authors: Frances Westley, Philip S. Miller
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-05-10 - Publisher: Island Press

In his 1998 book Consilience, E.O. Wilson set forth the idea that integrating knowledge and insights from across the spectrum of human study -- the humanities, social science, and natural sciences -- is the key to solving complex environmental and social problems. Experiments in Consilience tells the unique story of