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Brief summary and review of Consilience

In Consilience, Edward O. Wilson, holds the definition and context of the title. Defining the word consilience as the interconnections between areas of knowledge, Wilson shows the bridge of natural sciences to the social sciences and appeals to the ideology of the Enlightenment.
The argument is presented that all the research that has been conducted bring the biology of the brain more closely associated with the humanities. Modern technology shows that brain functions are due to the networking of neurotransmitters, but Wilson tries to make the point that the brain’s functions are also in part created by the ethics and thoughts of a human being, thus showing a modern Enlightenment theory.
Wilson’s argument is also that human behavior is understood through not only biology but also, and essentially, alongside the concepts of the social sciences and humanity. Also a psychology major myself, I would have to agree with Wilson to a certain extent. Human behavior can be defined both ways. For instance, children can mock and therefore learn the actions that their parents make. A child can learn that from watching a parent



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