Darwin’s Bridge: Uniting the Humanities and Sciences by Joseph Carroll

By Joseph Carroll

In its sleek utilization, the time period "consilience" used to be first tested by way of Edward O. Wilson in his 1998 publication, Consilience: The solidarity of Knowledge. Wilson's unique thesis contained elements: that nature kinds a unitary order of causal forces, hierarchically geared up, and that medical wisdom, since it delineates nature, additionally kinds a unitary order, promising consensus between varied fields.

Bringing jointly state of the art scientists and students throughout this diversity, Darwin's Bridge gives a professional account of consilience and makes it attainable to determine how a ways now we have come towards unifying wisdom concerning the human species, what significant matters are nonetheless in competition, and which components of analysis tend to produce extra development. Readers should be overjoyed as they, besides the work's contributing authors, discover the deeper that means of consilience and examine the concord of human evolution, human nature, social dynamics, artwork, and narrative.

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The concept of Romanticism in literary history I: The term Romantic and its derivatives. Comparative Literature 1: 1–​23. —​—​— . 1949b. The concept of Romanticism in literary history II: The unity of European Romanticism. Comparative Literature 1: 147–​172. —​—​— . 1961. The concept of realism in literary scholarship. Neophilologus 45: 1–​20. Wilson, David Sloan. 2002. Darwin’s cathedral: Evolution, religion, and the nature of society. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. —​—​— . 2007. Group-​level evolutionary processes.

It is dangerous to think of this planet as a way station to a better world or to continue to convert it into a literal, human-​engineered spaceship. Contrary to general opinion, demons and gods do not vie for our allegiance. We are self-​made, independent, alone, and fragile. Self-​understanding is what counts for long-​term survival, both for individuals and for the species. ” II THE EVOLUTION OF HUMAN SOCIALIT Y 2 BULLIES Redefining the Human Free-​Rider Problem Christopher Boehm When Charles Darwin (1871) added group selection to the basically “individualistic” paradigm he created, he briefly considered the problem of free-​riders, and did so mainly by focusing on cowards riding on the backs of heroes.

It far exceeded in intensity anything similar experienced by the roaming, loosely organized bands of most animal societies. It required a memory good enough to assess the intentions of fellow members, to predict their responses from one moment to the next, and it resulted in the ability to invent and inwardly rehearse competing scenarios of future interactions. The social intelligence of the campsite-​anchored prehumans evolved as a kind of nonstop game of chess. Today, at the terminus of this evolutionary process, our immense memory banks are smoothly activated across the past, present, and future.

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