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Consilience The Unity of Knowledge by Edward Osborne Wilson

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Published by Vintage .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Science,
  • Philosophy,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Epistemology,
  • General,
  • Science / General,
  • Order (Philosophy),
  • Reference,
  • Philosophy and science

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages384
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7700946M
ISBN 10067976867X
ISBN 109780679768678

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Consilience, a book by biologist Edward O. Wilson, is a masterful narrative of an amazing width of topics: science history, biology, Brain Sciences, Ecology, even an eloquant crticism of Post Modernism. In this book, Wilson proved himself one of the greatest writers of Popular science - lucid, clear, and often funny/5().   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/5(17). The present book is a brief for the unity of knowledge. Drawing on extensive reading, Wilson devotes chapters to religion, ethics, the arts, the social sciences, and the mind, as well as biology. Consilience, according to Wilson, is the key to unity, but he is not very clear about what he means by this term. Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge Summary & Study Guide Description. Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge Summary & Study Guide includes comprehensive information and analysis to help you understand the book. This study guide contains the following sections.

Consilience, published in by Harvard scientist Edward O. Wilson, argues that the grand quest to unite all human thought, begun during the post-Renaissance Enlightenment era, should continue today, centered on the intellectual power of the scientific method. An enormous intellectual adventure. In this groundbreaking new book, the American biologist Edward O. Wilson, considered to be one of the world's greatest living scientists, argues for the fundamental unity of all knowledge and the need to search for consilience--the proof that everything in our world is organized in terms of a small number of fundamental natural laws /5(73). CONSILIENCE THE UNITY OF KNOWLEDGE Edward O. Wilson PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR OF ON HUMAN NATURE AND THE ANTS "A dazzling journey across the sciences and humanities in search of deep laws to unite them." —The Wall Street Journal. Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge Summary Wilson develops the idea of unified learning when gaining insight into nature during his science studies. His view of the classification of species as connected with evolution is influenced by Linnaeus, who classifies animals and species into groups, families, orders and kingdoms.

Written by people who wish to remain anonymous Wilson starts by presenting his basic argument of consilience. He intends to connect all things together, reconciling different . In this groundbreaking new book, the American biologist Edward O. Wilson, considered to be one of the world's greatest living scientists, argues for the fundamental unity of 4/5(25). 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.   An enormous intellectual adventure. In this groundbreaking new book, the American biologist Edward O. Wilson, considered to be one of the world's greatest living scientists, argues for the fundamental unity of all knowledge and the need to search for consilience--the proof that everything in our world is organized in terms of a small number of /5(K).