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Unity of Knowledge

Edited by Edited by Antonio R. Damasio (University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa) and Anne Harrington and Jerome Kagan (Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts)
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Unity of Knowledge

Published: May 2001

Volume 935

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Scientists are rapidly mapping the chemical and physical pathways that constitute biological systems, making the complexity of processes like inheritance, development, evolution, and even the origin of life increasingly tractable. Through genetics and neuroscience, this is now being extended deeply into the human sciences and has begun to transform our understanding of behavior, mind, culture, and values. The idea of a science-driven unity of knowledge has re-emerged in several forms and in both reductionist and non-reductionist frameworks. This volume examines some of the extraordinary empirical discoveries that have revived this idea and presents the reflections of some who have thought deeply about the implications.

This volume is out of print.