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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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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.
As an art historian and a member of a discipline belonging to the humanities, where the ideologies behind scientific meta-narratives are routinely deconstructed and very much distrusted, I should find myself firmly in the camp of those who contest consilience and yet, I must confess that its lure and charm have not left me completely indifferent.
In some of the more ecstatic formulations of this position, consilience is not just sound academic policy but a way of reclaiming a long lost primordial unity of knowledge, even of undoing the fall of man.
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The previously discussed consilience between Buddhism and Barthes' structuralism suggests that Buddhism is, on level, at least as comprehensive as Barthes' structural account.
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Working within the perspective of a working physicist he explores "the unity and consilience of our knowledge about 'matter', and what we intuitively understand as 'mind'.
Wilson acknowledged the force of this disposition in Consilience, identifying his biological science of ethics and politics as an extension of the empiricism of Aristotle, David Hume, and Charles Darwin, as opposed to the transcendentalist tradition of Plato, Immanuel Kant, and John Rawls.
A l'heure oE on cherche la consilience sociale et que le Roi et son gouvernement multiplient les efforts et les actions pour le developpement humain nous esperons que la bonne decision sera au rendez-vous.
Achieving consilience between animal models and human disease is one important goal of translational research.