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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


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


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


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


The Everyday Archaeologist 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/9781683400219.003.0015
Subject:
Archaeology, Methodology and Techniques

Archaeology has many goals, and those goals may differ depending on your theoretical paradigm. These aims vary from bringing order to an incomplete and imperfect record of people in the past, to ... More


A Text Rhetorically Designed to Fuel Interdisciplinary Hostilities

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

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226099064
eISBN:
9780226099088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226099088.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

A rhetorical analysis of Wilson's Consilience can offer a new way of understanding why his appeal for interdisciplinarity has not been as successful as he hoped it would be. It suggests that both ... More


The Poetics of Consilience: Edward O. Wilson and A. R. Ammons

John Barnie

in Science in Modern Poetry: New Directions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318092
eISBN:
9781846317743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317743.004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the work of Edward O. Wilson in attempting to unify the knowledge of natural and social sciences using biology as a starting point. In Wilson's Consilience, he proposes a ... More


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