Consilience

The Unity of Knowledge

Author: E. O. Wilson

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0804154066

Category: Science

Page: 384

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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.



Die soziale Eroberung der Erde

Eine biologische Geschichte des Menschen

Author: Edward O. Wilson

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406645313

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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Woher kommen wir? Was sind wir? Wohin gehen wir? Der große Biologe E. O. Wilson entschlüsselt die Evolution des Menschen Die soziale Eroberung der Erde ist die Summe lebenslanger innovativer Forschung, die Krönung des Lebenswerkes von Edward O. Wilson. Seine weitreichende These: Die soziale Gruppe und nicht das egoistische Gen war der entscheidende Faktor der Menschwerdung. "Keinem außer Edward O. Wilson konnte eine derart brillante Synthese aus Biologie und Geisteswissenschaften gelingen, die Licht wirft auf den Ursprung von Sprache, Religion, Kunst und der gesamten menschlichen Kultur." Oliver Sacks "Eine große, doch einfache Fragestellung, überzeugende Erklärungen, eine meisterhafte Beherrschung der Wissenschaft und eine anschauliche, verständliche Darstellung einmal mehr hat E.O. Wilson ein Buch geschrieben mit den Qualitäten, die ihm Pulitzerpreise und ein Millionenpublikum eingebracht haben." Jared Diamond "Ein fabelhaftes Buch." Bill Clinton


Nature Revealed

Selected Writings, 1949-2006

Author: Edward O. Wilson,Honorary Curator in Entomology and University Research Professor Emeritus Edward O Wilson

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801883293

Category: Science

Page: 719

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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.

Der Mann, der die Zahlen liebte.

Die erstaunliche Geschichte des Paul Erdös und die Suche nach der Schönheit in der Mathematik.

Author: Paul Hoffman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548750583

Category:

Page: 357

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Darwin's Bridge

Uniting the Humanities and Sciences

Author: Joseph Carroll,Edward O. Wilson,Henry Wade Rogers Professor of Psychology and Chair of the Psychology Department Dan P McAdams, PhD,Honorary Curator in Entomology and University Research Professor Emeritus Edward O Wilson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190231211

Category: Science and the humanities

Page: 384

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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.

Werkauswahl

Schritte im Schatten : Autobiographie 1949 - 1962 / aus dem Engl. von Christel Wiemken

Author: Doris Lessing

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783455400618

Category:

Page: 539

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The Creative Imperative: School Librarians and Teachers Cultivating Curiosity Together

School Librarians and Teachers Cultivating Curiosity Together

Author: Jami Biles Jones,Lori J. Flint

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610693086

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 242

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Provides a solid, foundational understanding of creativity that enables readers to elicit creative performance from their students. • Presents unique content from prominent, expert authors on the contemporary topic of fostering creativity • Challenges current practices in the quest to foster creative thinking • Provides access to additional resources for reader follow-up • Supplies practical how-tos for practitioners

Der achtsame Therapeut

Ein Leitfaden für die Praxis

Author: Daniel J. Siegel

Publisher: Kösel-Verlag

ISBN: 3641068797

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

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Studien belegen, dass die Gegenwärtigkeit und Achtsamkeit des Therapeuten zentral für den Behandlungserfolg sind. Dr. med. Daniel Siegel, Autor des hochgelobten Buches »Das achtsame Gehirn«, eröffnet einen neuartigen Zugang zu therapeutischer Arbeit, der die Art und Weise, wie wir Therapie verstehen, in den kommenden Jahren revolutionieren wird. Wie Therapie Erfolg hat Wichtiges Grundlagenwerk für die therapeutische Praxis Von einem der renommiertesten Gehirnforscher weltweit

Matter and Form

From Natural Science to Political Philosophy

Author: Ann Ward

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739135708

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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Matter and Form explores the relationship between natural science and political philosophy from the classical to contemporary eras, taking an interdisciplinary approach to the philosophic understanding of the structure and process of the natural world and its impact on the history of political philosophy. It illuminates the importance of philosophic reflection on material nature to moral and political theorizing, mediating between the sciences and humanities and making a contribution to ending the isolation between them.

Biowissenschaft und Erziehungswissenschaft

Zeitschrift für Erziehungswissenschaft. Beiheft 5/2006

Author: Annette Scheunpflug,Christoph Wulf

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3531906070

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Die Biowissenschaften haben in den letzten Jahren Erkenntnisse gewonnen, die im Kontext von Bildung und Erziehung auf großes Interesse gestoßen sind. In wie weit die Neuro- und die Verhaltenswissenschaften für die Erziehungswissenschaft theoretisch und empirisch relevant sind, ist bislang ungeklärt. Die Autorinnen und Autoren dieses Beiheftes der "Zeitschrift für Erziehungswissenschaften" untersuchen einige mit dieser Frage zusammenhängende Probleme und die Möglichkeiten und Grenzen eines interdisziplinären Dialogs zwischen den Biowissenschaften und der Erziehungswissenschaft.

Darwin Meets Einstein

On the Meaning of Science

Author: Frans W. Saris

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9089640584

Category: Science

Page: 172

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A witty, hard-hitting exploration of the ultimate aims of science in a dramatic form.


If Only We Knew

Increasing The Public Value of Social Science Research

Author: John Willinsky

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135958742

Category: Social Science

Page: 262

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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Leben nach dem Tod

Warum es nicht irrational, sondern logisch ist, an das Jenseits zu glauben

Author: Dinesh D'Souza

Publisher: Arkana

ISBN: 3641054621

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: N.A

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Gute Gründe für den Glauben an Gott und das Jenseits Ist der Tod das Ende? Ist es vernünftig, an ein Jenseits zu glauben? Und wenn ja, welche Konsequenzen hat dieser Glaube für uns? Diesen Fragen, die die Menschen seit Jahrhunderten beschäftigen, geht Dinesh D’Souza in bisher nie dagewesener Weise nach. Er verlässt sich weder auf göttliche Offenbarung noch auf religiöse Glaubenserlebnisse oder heilige Texte, sondern nähert sich dem Thema mit Logik, Wissenschaft und außerordentlicher Gelehrsamkeit. Auf der Basis neuester Erkenntnis der Wissenschaft, Philosophie und Psychologie zeigt D’Souza, warum die atheistische Kritik an Gottes- und Jenseitsvorstellungen irrational ist – und warum es als Konsequenz daraus rational ist, an das Leben nach dem Tod zu glauben. Denn nicht zuletzt verleiht der Glaube an das Jenseits dem Leben Sinn und Tiefe, und ist zugleich ein Weg zum Glück und ein Grund zur Hoffnung.

Concept and Application of Transdisciplinarity in Intellectual Discourse and Research

Author: Hester du Plessis,Jeffrey Sehume,Leonard Martin,Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA)

Publisher: Real African Publishers

ISBN: 1920655352

Category: Social Science

Page: 266

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In the past four decades, transdisciplinarity has gained conceptual and practical traction for its transformative value in accounting for the complex challenges besetting humankind, including social relations and natural ecosystems. The need to develop frameworks for joint problem-solving involving diverse stakeholders is unquestionable. Besides generating inclusivity, which embraces academia, civil society, and policymakers in the public and private sectors, transdisciplinarity allows for the appreciation of phenomena from a multiplicity of angles and affords societies creative ways of seeking solutions to challenges that may appear intractable. This book puts forward alternatives within this arena and attempts to directly respond to the multilayered challenges of diffuse disciplines, interlinked socioeconomic problems, impacts of globalization, technological advancements, environmental concerns, food security, and more.

The Changing Image of the Sciences

Author: Ida H. Stamhuis,Teun Koetsier,Cornelis De Pater,Albert Van Helden

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401005877

Category: History

Page: 226

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This volume is written as a reaction to the worldwide decreasing interest in the natural sciences. It addresses many intriguing questions. How is the changing image of the distinct sciences experienced by the general public, by the scientists themselves, or in disciplines in which natural sciences are applied? How can it be connected to the phenomenon of the low number of women in science? It is of interest to researchers, teachers, and students of natural sciences, the history of science, and philosophy.

Literary Darwinism

Evolution, Human Nature, and Literature

Author: Joseph Carroll

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415970136

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 276

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This publication celebrates the 50th anniversary of the "Journal of Documentation". It reviews the progress of documentation and information provision.