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Unity of Knowledge: The Convergence of Natural and Human Science

edited by Antonio R. Damasio ... [et al.]
Format
EBook; Book; Online
Published
New York : New York Academy of Sciences, 2001.
Language
English
Series
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
ISBN
1573313106 (cloth : alk. paper), 1573313114 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Contents
  • Introduction: Unity of Knowledge, circa 2000 / Henry Moss 1
  • How to Unify Knowledge: Keynote Address / Edward O. Wilson 12
  • Prolegomenon to a General Biology / Stuart A. Kauffman 18
  • Part II. Beyond Nature-Nurture: Genes, Brain, and Behavior
  • From Molecules to Mind: Stress, Individual Differences, and the Social Environment / Bruce S. McEwen 42
  • Nature, Nurture, and the Disunity of Knowledge / Michael J. Meaney 50
  • Do People Make Environments or Do Environments Make People? / David C. Rowe 62
  • Smoke Detector Principle: Natural Selection and the Regulation of Defensive Responses / Randolph M. Nesse 75
  • Immunoalienation: A Behavioral Analysis of the Immune System / Shlomo Breznitz 86
  • Part III. Emotion, Cognition, and the Human Brain
  • Emotion and the Human Brain / Antonio R. Damasio 101
  • Anterior Cingulate Cortex: The Evolution of an Interface between Emotion and Cognition / John M. Allman, Atiya Hakeem, Joseph M. Erwin, Esther Nimchinsky, Patrick Hof 107
  • Neuroscience: Breaking Down Scientific Barriers to the Study of Brain and Mind / Eric R. Kandel, Larry R. Squire 118
  • Language/Culture/Mind/Brain: Progress at the Margins between Disciplines / Patricia K. Kuhl, Feng-Ming Tsao, Heui-Mei Liu, Yang Zhang, Bart de Boer 136
  • Part IV. Future Directions for the Social Sciences
  • Biological Constraint, Cultural Variety, and Psychological Structures / Jerome Kagan 177
  • Toward a Biology of Personality and Emotion / Richard J. Davidson 191
  • Exploring the Biology of Socialization / Michael I. Posner, Mary K. Rothbart, Gina Gerardi-Caulton 208
  • A Polytheistic Conception of the Sciences and the Virtues of Deep Variety / Richard A. Shweder 217
  • Part V. Science, Culture, Meaning, Values: A Dialogue
  • Panel Discussion: Anne Harrington, Terrence W. Deacon, Stephen M. Kosslyn, and Elaine Scarry 233
  • Part VI. Science in the Liberal Arts Curriculum
  • K-12 Science Education as the Road to Consilient Curricula / Leon M. Lederman 261
  • Integrated Learning: Passing Fad or Foundation for the Future? / Thomas R. Tritton 266
  • Some Practical Suggestions for Teaching Science in the Liberal Arts / Robert Pollack 275.
Description
xii, 289 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Series Statement
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 0077-8923 ; v. 935
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