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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.
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Most arguments against consilience revolve around Wilhelm Dilthey's notion that the human studies "cannot be a continuation of the hierarchy of the natural sciences, because they rest upon a different foundation" (qtd.
(6) Neither is he giving in to the siren call of consilience, when consilience means the methodological subsumption of the humanities into the hard sciences.
Following the calls for paradigmatic changes in our thinking about antitrust and the need to apply interdisciplinary learning, this author previously has argued that we need to join together the teachings and lessons from evolutionary biology and competition economics in a "consilience." (53) As "ideologies across the board are hardening," we need to pursue a consilience of the various branches of the biological and social sciences and economics to keep ourselves from being hardened to the corrosive injustices that exist in our world.
Wilson, author of Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge (1998), as the founding father of the school--also referred to as biopoetics--which is nowadays further associated with such names as Brian Boyd, Joseph Carroll, Denis Dutton, Jonathan Gottschall, and Frederick Turner (101).
We could not be more gratified by the historical breadth and compelling consilience of the group.
Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge, published in 1998, has inspired a generation of scholars and scientists who believe, along with Wilson, that nature forms a unitary causal order and that all knowledge can and should form a seamless web leading from physics and chemistry through biology to the social sciences and the humanities.
Having never written a book before, finding out how to go about having one published was a "minefield" but Whitley Bay-based company Consilience Media took it on immediately.
They can't remember the last time they had a good night's sleep or a proper shower, so when they see the commercial for a compound named Consilience that promises stable jobs and secure homes, they decide that this is their golden parachute.
Wilson published the book Consilience, which sought a grand unification for the study of the biological sciences.
Wilson suggere qu'en utilisant le concept de << consilience >> comme systeme, peut-etre meme comme methodologie, il serait possible d'arriver a l'unicite du savoir, a une comprehension de l'existence, de l'humanite, du soi et de l'univers, et qui plus est, a une theorie de l'esprit.
The seventeen selections that make up the main body of the text have been organized in five parts, covering theoretical foundations, psychological construction theories, core effect, commentary and consilience, and integration and reflection.