Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge Setting & Symbolism

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Tuscalosa

Wilson studied at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

Ionia

Thales of Miletus, considered to be the founder of the physical sciences, lived in Ionia in the sixth century B.C.

Derrida Paradox

The Derrida paradox is similar to the Cretan paradox: a Cretan says "all Cretans are liars".

Western Europe

Science has various questions and procedures that are not easy to master and hence it takes a long time to start it mostly in Western Europe.

Vienna Circle

Vienna Circle was a group formed by Moritz Schlick and made of Austrian intellectuals to foster a logical positivism that was to define the essence of scientific statements. Later, they emigrated to the US to escape from the Nazi regime.

Cretan Labyrinth

The Cretan labyrinth has corridors with twists and turns through which Theseus walked. During his walk he unraveled a ball of thread that he received from...

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