Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge Themes

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The Unification of Knowledge

The central theme of the book is the unification of knowledge. Each branch of learning can enhance the understanding of other branches of learning. The Unification of knowledge is necessary for humans to know and understand who they are and why they exist. The unification of knowledge can also liberate the mind. Such attempts can end in failure but it is human to endeavor even if there is lack of success as long as it is honorable and memorable. The myth of Icarus, who tried but failed when flying towards the Sun on wings from wax and feather can be viewed as the punishment of foolishness or defeat of pride. It can also be viewed as the daring of human endeavor. It is also an attempt to test how far can humans go.

The unification of knowledge is part of the Ionian Enchantment that signifies...

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