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The Resource Consilience : the unity of knowledge, Edward O. Wilson

Consilience : the unity of knowledge, Edward O. Wilson

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Consilience : the unity of knowledge
Title
Consilience
Title remainder
the unity of knowledge
Statement of responsibility
Edward O. Wilson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Summary
An expert on sociobiology and biodiversity argues for the fundamental unity of all knowledge in the face of the increasing fragmentation and specialization of knowledge over the past two centuries
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 1998.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 1998
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156485
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
121
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
B72
LC item number
.W54 1998
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
B72.W54
NAL item number
1998
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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the unity of knowledge
Label
Consilience : the unity of knowledge, Edward O. Wilson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 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?
Control code
80056
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
332 p.
Isbn
9780679450771
Lccn
97002816
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm36528112
  • (OCoLC)36528112
Label
Consilience : the unity of knowledge, Edward O. Wilson
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 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?
Control code
80056
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
332 p.
Isbn
9780679450771
Lccn
97002816
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm36528112
  • (OCoLC)36528112

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