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consilience

(E. O. Wilson, Consilience, 1998) the principle of a ‘unity of knowledge’. Although his account is coloured by his association with SOCIOBIOLOGY, Wilson argues that ‘nothing fundamental separates the course of human history from the course of physical history’ and that a fluency of discourses across the existing boundaries of the social sciences, biology, environmental policy and ethics will build a far clearer view of the world.