Creating Consilience

It is unhelpful in that it can give the impression that consilience involves the sciences engulfing the humanities—a prospect that is understandably off-putting for humanists. It is inaccurate because it was clear, ...

Creating Consilience

Calls for a "consilient" or "vertically integrated" approach to the study of human mind and culture have, for the most part, been received by scholars in the humanities with either indifference or hostility. One reason for this is that consilience has often been framed as bringing the study of humanistic issues into line with the study of non-human phenomena, rather than as something to which humanists and scientists contribute equally. The other major reason that consilience has yet to catch on in the humanities is a dearth of compelling examples of the benefits of adopting a consilient approach. Creating Consilience is the product of a workshop that brought together internationally-renowned scholars from a variety of fields to address both of these issues. It includes representative pieces from workshop speakers and participants that examine how adopting such a consilient stance -- informed by cognitive science and grounded in evolutionary theory -- would concretely impact specific topics in the humanities, examining each topic in a manner that not only cuts across the humanities-natural science divide, but also across individual humanistic disciplines. By taking seriously the fact that science-humanities integration is a two-way exchange, this volume takes a new approach to bridging the cultures of science and the humanities. The editors and contributors formulate how to develop a new shared framework of consilience beyond mere interdisciplinarity, in a way that both sides can accept.

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Creating Consilience
Language: en
Pages: 450
Authors: Edward Slingerland, Mark Collard
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-01-19 - Publisher: OUP USA

Calls for a "consilient" or "vertically integrated" approach to the study of human mind and culture have, for the most part, been received by scholars in the humanities with either indifference or hostility. One reason for this is that consilience has often been framed as bringing the study of humanistic
Consilience
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: E. O. Wilson
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-11-26 - Publisher: Vintage

"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
Achieving Consilience
Language: en
Pages: 245
Authors: Margherita Dore
Categories: Translating and interpreting
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-26 - Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

At Master’s level, students in Translation Studies may choose to complete their course by compiling a dissertation by commentary. Such projects involve detailed discussions of the strategies and procedures that students opt for when translating a source text of their choice (be it literary, audiovisual, or technical). However, the vast
Toward Consilience
Language: en
Pages: 294
Authors: Gerald A. Cory Jr.
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-12-06 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

The present work is the second in a series constituting an extension of my doctoral thesis done at Stanford in the early 1970s. Like the earlier work, The Reciprocal Modular Brain in Economics and Politics, Shaping the Rational and Moral Basis ofOrganization, Exchange, and Choice (Plenum Publishing, 1999), it may
Experiments in Consilience
Language: en
Pages: 328
Authors: Frances Westley, Philip S. Miller
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-05-10 - Publisher: Island Press

In his 1998 book Consilience, E.O. Wilson set forth the idea that integrating knowledge and insights from across the spectrum of human study -- the humanities, social science, and natural sciences -- is the key to solving complex environmental and social problems. Experiments in Consilience tells the unique story of