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Author Wilson, Edward O.

Title Consilience : the unity of knowledge / Edward O. Wilson.

Publication Info. New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1998.


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Edition First edition.
Description 332 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-319) and index.
Contents 1. The Ionian enchantment -- 2. The great branches of learning -- 3. The enlightenment -- 4. The natural sciences -- 5. Ariadne's thread -- 6. The mind -- 7. From genes to culture -- 8. The fitness of human nature -- 9. The social science -- 10. The arts and their interpretation -- 11. Ethics and religion -- 12. To what end?
Summary Biologist Wilson, considered to be one of the world's greatest living scientists, argues for the fundamental unity of all knowledge, that everything in our world is organized in terms of a small number of fundamental natural laws. Wilson, the pioneer of sociobiology and biodiversity, now once again breaks out of the conventions of current thinking. He shows how and why our explosive rise in intellectual mastery of the truths of our universe has its roots in the ancient Greek concept of an intrinsic orderliness that governs our cosmos--a vision that found its apogee in the Age of Enlightenment, then gradually was lost in the increasing fragmentation and specialization of knowledge in the last two centuries. Drawing on the physical sciences and biology, anthropology, psychology, religion, philosophy, and the arts, Professor Wilson shows why the goals of the original Enlightenment are reappearing on the frontiers of science and humanistic scholarship.--From publisher description.
Subject Philosophy.
Order (Philosophy)
Philosophy and science.
ISBN 0679450777

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