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Creating Consilience free pdf 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.

About Edward Slingerland

Edward Slinglerland is Associate Professor of Asian Studies, Canada Research Chair in Chinese Thought and Embodied Cognition, University of British Columbia. Mark Collard is Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Human Evolutionary Studies, Simon Fraser University

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Author : Edward Slingerland
Publisher : Oxford University Press Inc
Data Published : 19 January 2012
ISBN : 019979569X
EAN : 9780199795697
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 472 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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