Author: E. O. Wilson
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0804154066
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"A dazzling journey across the sciences and humanities in search of deep laws to unite them." --The Wall Street Journal One of our greatest living scientists--and the winner of two Pulitzer Prizes for On Human Nature and The Ants--gives us a work of visionary importance that may be the crowning achievement of his career. 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. He explores the chemistry of the mind and the genetic bases of culture. He postulates the biological principles underlying works of art from cave-drawings to Lolita. Presenting the latest findings in prose of wonderful clarity and oratorical eloquence, and synthesizing it into a dazzling whole, Consilience is science in the path-clearing traditions of Newton, Einstein, and Richard Feynman.


Author: Edward O. Wilson
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Darwin S Bridge

Author: Joseph Carroll
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019023122X
Size: 26.66 MB
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In its modern usage, the term "consilience" was first established by Edward O. Wilson in his 1998 book, Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge. Wilson's original thesis contained two parts: that nature forms a unitary order of causal forces, hierarchically organized, and that scientific knowledge, because it delineates nature, also forms a unitary order, promising consensus among diverse fields. Bringing together cutting-edge scientists and scholars across this range, Darwin's Bridge gives an expert account of consilience and makes it possible to see how far we have come toward unifying knowledge about the human species, what major issues are still in contention, and which areas of research are likely to produce further progress. Readers will be delighted as they, along with the work's contributing authors, explore the deeper meaning of consilience and consider the harmony of human evolution, human nature, social dynamics, art, and narrative.

Nature Revealed

Author: Edward O. Wilson
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801883293
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Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Edward O. Wilson is one of the leading biologists and philosophical thinkers of our time. In this compelling collection, Wilson's observations range from the tiny glands of ants to the nature of the living universe. Many of the pieces are considered landmarks in evolutionary biology, ecology, and behavioral biology. Wilson explores topics as diverse as slavery in ants, the genetic basis of societal structure, the discovery of the taxon cycle, the original formulation of the theory of island biogeography, a critique of subspecies as a unit of classification, and the conservation of life's diversity. Each article is presented in its original form, dating from Wilson's first published article in 1949 to his most recent exploration of the natural world. Preceding each piece is a brief essay by Wilson that explains the context in which the article was written and provides insights into the scientist himself and the debates of the time. This collection enables us to share Wilson's various vantage points and to view the complexities of nature through his eyes. Wilson aficionados, along with readers discovering his work for the first time, will find in this collection a world of beauty, complexity, and challenge.

A New Unified Theory Of Psychology

Author: Gregg Henriques
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461400585
Size: 24.35 MB
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Concern about psychology’s fragmentation is not new, but there has for the past decade been increasing calls for psychologists to acknowledge to the costs associated with fragmentation and to search for ways to unify the discipline. A New Unified Theory of Psychology introduces a new system that addresses psychology’s current theoretical and philosophical difficulties. The new theory consists of four interlocking pieces that together provide—for the first time—a macro-level view that clarifies the nature of psychology’s problems and offers a clear way to unify the various elements of the field. The unified theory provides the field of psychology with a well-defined subject matter, allowing both academic and professional psychologists will be able to develop a shared language and conceptual foundation.

Unity Of Knowledge

Author: Antonio R. Damasio
ISBN: 9781573313100
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"This volume is the result of a conference ... sponsored by the New York Academy of Sciences and held on June 23 through 25, 2000 in New York City"--P. [v].

Darwin Meets Einstein

Author: Frans W. Saris
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9089640584
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A witty, hard-hitting exploration of the ultimate aims of science in a dramatic form.

Sufism And Beyond

Author: Ali Ansari
Publisher: Mapin Publishing Pvt Ltd
ISBN: 9788185822723
Size: 59.62 MB
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For Millennia The Sages Of The Past Have Claimed That The World Is Maya Or Illusion . Neo-Sufi Philosophy Discusses The Precise Set Of Mechanisms Through Which The Artifact Of The Separate Self Arises And Is Perpetuated. It Shows That There Are Two Outst

Literary Darwinism

Author: Joseph Carroll
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415970143
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First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.