Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge

Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge


"A incredible trip around the sciences and arts looking for deep legislation to unite them." --The Wall road Journal

One of our best dwelling scientists--and the winner of 2 Pulitzer Prizes for On Human Nature and The Ants--gives us a piece of visionary value which may be the crowning success of his occupation. In Consilience  (a observe that initially intended "jumping together"), Edward O. Wilson renews the Enlightenment's look for a unified thought of data in disciplines that variety from physics to biology, the social sciences and the humanities.

Using the usual sciences as his version, Wilson forges dramatic hyperlinks among fields. He explores the chemistry of the brain and the genetic bases of tradition. He postulates the organic rules underlying artistic endeavors from cave-drawings to Lolita. featuring the most recent findings in prose of amazing readability and oratorical eloquence, and synthesizing it right into a magnificent entire, Consilience is technology within the path-clearing traditions of Newton, Einstein, and Richard Feynman.

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