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 A Pulitzer for the Ants: Edward O. Wilson

Edward O. Wilson

in Oracles of Science: Celebrity Scientists versus God and Religion

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195310726
eISBN:
9780199785179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310726.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Edward O. Wilson is a public intellectual and the best-selling author of On Human Nature, Sociobiology: The New Synthesis, Biophilia, Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge, and many other books. Wilson ... More


Meeting at Grand Central

Lee Cronk and Beth L. Leech

in Meeting at Grand Central: Understanding the Social and Evolutionary Roots of Cooperation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154954
eISBN:
9781400845484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154954.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter summarizes the book's findings regarding cooperation, coordination, and collective action as well as adaptation and the role that organizations play in fostering cooperation. It first ... More


Uncomfortable Situations: Emotion between Science and the Humanities

Daniel M. Gross

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226485034
eISBN:
9780226485171
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226485171.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

What is a hostile environment? How exactly can feelings be mixed? What on earth might it mean when someone writes that he was “happily situated” as a slave? The answers, of course, depend upon whom ... More


The Grading of Inductive Support

L. Jonathan Cohen

in The Probable and The Provable

Published in print:
1977
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198244127
eISBN:
9780191680748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198244127.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This chapter starts by exploring a justly famous paradigm of experimental reasoning about animals — Karl von Frisch's work on bees. An analysis of von Frisch's reasoning about bees' ... More


Shaping Science with Rhetoric: The Cases of Dobzhansky, Schrodinger, and Wilson

Leah Ceccarelli

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226099064
eISBN:
9780226099088
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226099088.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

How do scientists persuade colleagues from diverse fields to cross the disciplinary divide, risking their careers in new interdisciplinary research programs? Why do some attempts to inspire such ... More


Creating Consilience: Integrating the Sciences and the Humanities

Edward Slingerland and Mark Collard (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794393
eISBN:
9780199919338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794393.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Philosophy of Science

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 ... More


Theory and Methods in Evolutionary Behavioral Genetics

Matthew C. Keller, Daniel P. Howrigan, and Matthew A. Simonson

in The Evolution of Personality and Individual Differences

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195372090
eISBN:
9780199893485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372090.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter reviews the major proximate and ultimate sources of genetic variation. It outlines the currently-available methods that can be used to examine these major sources, with an emphasis on ... More


Motivation and the Delivery of Social Services

Julian Le Grand

in Moving Beyond Self-Interest: Perspectives from Evolutionary Biology, Neuroscience, and the Social Sciences

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195388107
eISBN:
9780199918386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388107.003.0069
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter considers the implications of the neuroscience of caregiving and altruism for the discipline of political science. It describes the non-biological explanations for human behavior widely ... More


Why Climate-Change Skeptics Are Wrong

Kristin Shrader-Frechette

in What Will Work: Fighting Climate Change with Renewable Energy, Not Nuclear Power

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794638
eISBN:
9780199919277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794638.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 1 begins by stressing the severity of climate change (CC) and showing how, contrary to popular belief, atomic energy is not a viable solution to ... More


The Humanities and Human Nature 1

Steven Pinker

in Creating Consilience: Integrating the Sciences and the Humanities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794393
eISBN:
9780199919338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794393.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Philosophy of Science

Many humanities scholars have expressed a malaise about the current state of their fields, reflecting a lack of optimism about the possibility of a progressive agenda for the discovery and ... More


Mind-Body Dualism and the Two Cultures

Edward Slingerland

in Creating Consilience: Integrating the Sciences and the Humanities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794393
eISBN:
9780199919338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794393.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Philosophy of Science

The distinction between the humanities and the natural sciences is often described in terms of two types of description, “thick” versus “thin,” or two modes of apprehension, “interpretation” ... More


From Studious Irrelevancy to Consilient Knowledge: Modes of Scholarship and Cultural Anthropology 1

Pascal Boyer

in Creating Consilience: Integrating the Sciences and the Humanities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794393
eISBN:
9780199919338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794393.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Philosophy of Science

How does the community of social scientists actually decide that a certain research program counts as a contribution to social science? On what criteria? The opposition between scientific and ... More


Barack Obama’s Address to the 2004 Democratic National Convention: Trauma, Compromise, Consilience, and the (Im)Possibility of Racial Reconciliation

David A. Frank and Mark Lawrence Mcphail

in Race and the Obama Phenomenon: The Vision of a More Perfect Multiracial Union

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628460216
eISBN:
9781626740426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460216.003.0013
Subject:
History, African-American History

The two authors of this article offer alternative readings of Barack Obama’s July 27, 2004, address to the 2004 Democratic National Convention (DNC) as an experiment in interracial collaborative ... More


Achinstein and Whewell on Theoretical Coherence

Gregory J Morgan

in Philosophy of Science Matters: The Philosophy of Peter Achinstein

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199738625
eISBN:
9780199894642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738625.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

In his Particles and Waves, Peter Achinstein gives a precise probabilistic version of theoretical coherence inspired by William Whewell's somewhat vague notion of coherence. Whewell believed that as ... More


Waves, Particles, Independent Tests, and the Limits of Inductivism

Larry Laudan

in Philosophy of Science Matters: The Philosophy of Peter Achinstein

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199738625
eISBN:
9780199894642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738625.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The chapter argues: (1) that Achinstein's construal of theory testing requires both an enumeration, and a systematic refutation, of all possible alternatives to a hypothesis ostensibly under test. ... More


Postscript: Back to the Future

James J. McKenna

in Ancestral Landscapes in Human Evolution: Culture, Childrearing and Social Wellbeing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199964253
eISBN:
9780199366828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199964253.003.0026
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

The developmental sciences nurtured as they are in so many different sciences have come along way in integrating theories and methods from diverse fields to break down discipline boundaries ... More


Consilience

JULES L. COLEMAN

in The Practice of Principle: In Defence of a Pragmatist Approach to Legal Theory

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199264124
eISBN:
9780191707698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264124.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter argues that the corrective justice account of tort law illuminates not only tort law, but also the connection between our institutions of corrective and distributive justice. It helps us ... More


Methodological Lessons from Philosophical Ethics

Mark Fedyk

in The Social Turn in Moral Psychology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035569
eISBN:
9780262337151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035569.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

On the basis of the arguments in the proceeding chapters, this chapter derives three principles that should govern research in experimental moral psychology, if this research is to be both ... More


Inconsilience between ADJDM Moral Psychology and Philosophical Ethics

Mark Fedyk

in The Social Turn in Moral Psychology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035569
eISBN:
9780262337151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035569.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter presents events that contemporary research in moral psychology sometimes violates the principles adduced in Chapter 4. This evidence, in turn, means that the relevant research projects ... More


Why the Archaeology of Everyday Matters?

Sarah E. Price and Philip J. Carr

in Investigating the Ordinary: Everyday Matters in Southeast Archaeology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781683400219
eISBN:
9781683400578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400219.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Methodology and Techniques

This chapter functions as an introduction to the volume; it highlights previous, related work and argues why using the “everyday” as a guiding theme is useful. The idea of “everyday matters” has two ... More


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