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    On Human Nature.Edward O. Wilson - 1978 - Harvard University Press.
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    Consilience: the unity of knowledge.Edward O. Wilson - 1998 - New York: Random House.
    An enormous intellectual adventure. In this groundbreaking new book, the American biologist Edward O. Wilson, considered to be one of the world's greatest living scientists, argues for the fundamental unity of all knowledge and the need to search for consilience --the proof that everything in our world is organized in terms of a small number of fundamental natural laws that comprise the principles underlying every branch of learning. Professor Wilson, the pioneer of sociobiology and biodiversity, now once again breaks out (...)
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    Sociobiology: The New Synthesis.Edward O. Wilson - 1975 - Harvard University Press.
    welcomed by a new generation of students and scholars in all branches of learning.
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    Biophilia.Edward O. Wilson (ed.) - 2009 - Harvard University Press.
    Biophilia is Edward O. Wilson's most personal book, an evocation of his own response to nature and an eloquent statement of the conservation ethic. Wilson argues that our natural affinity for life―biophilia―is the very essence of our humanity and binds us to all other living species.
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  5. Sociobiology.Edward O. Wilson - 1976 - Philosophy of Science 43 (2):305-306.
  6. The Theory of Island Biogeography.Robert H. Macarthur & Edward O. Wilson - 2002 - Journal of the History of Biology 35 (1):178-179.
  7. Moral Philosophy as Applied Science.Michael Ruse & Edward O. Wilson - 1986 - Philosophy 61 (236):173-192.
    (1) For much of this century, moral philosophy has been constrained by the supposed absolute gap between is andought, and the consequent belief that the facts of life cannot of themselves yield an ethical blueprint for future action. For this reason, ethics has sustained an eerie existence largely apart from science. Its most respected interpreters still believe that reasoning about right and wrong can be successful without a knowledge of the brain, the human organ where all the decisions about right (...)
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  8. The Biophilia Hypothesis.Stephen R. Kellert & Edward O. Wilson - 1995 - Island Press.
    "Biophilia" is the term coined by Edward O. Wilson to describe what he believes is humanity's innate affinity for the natural world. In his landmark book Biophilia, he examined how our tendency to focus on life and lifelike processes might be a biologically based need, integral to our development as individuals and as a species. That idea has caught the imagination of diverse thinkers. The Biophilia Hypothesis brings together the views of some of the most creative scientists of our time, (...)
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    Moral Philosophy as Applied Science.Michael Ruse & Edward O. Wilson - 1994 - In Elliott Sober (ed.), Conceptual Issues in Evolutionary Biology. The Mit Press. Bradford Books. pp. 61--421.
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    Essay Review: The Tormenting Desire for Unity.Ernst Mayr & Edward O. Wilson - 1999 - Journal of the History of Biology 32 (2):385-394.
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    Précis of Genes, Mind, and Culture.Charles J. Lumsden & Edward O. Wilson - 1982 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 5 (1):1-7.
    Despite its importance, the linkage between genetic and cultural evolution has until now been little explored. An understanding of this linkage is needed to extend evolutionary theory so that it can deal for the first time with the phenomena of mind and human social history. We characterize the process of gene-culture coevolution, in which culture is shaped by biological imperatives while biological traits are simultaneously altered by genetic evolution in response to cultural history. A case is made from both theory (...)
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    Essay Review: Sociobiology: Twenty-Five Years Later. [REVIEW]Edward O. Wilson - 1975 - Journal of the History of Biology 33 (3):577-584.
  13. Naturalist.Edward O. Wilson - 1996 - Journal of the History of Biology 29 (1):145-147.
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    The meaning of human existence.Edward O. Wilson - 2014 - New York: Liveright Publishing Corporation, a Division of W.W. Norton & Company.
    National Book Award Finalist. How did humanity originate and why does a species like ours exist on this planet? Do we have a special place, even a destiny in the universe? Where are we going, and perhaps, the most difficult question of all, "Why?" In The Meaning of Human Existence, his most philosophical work to date, Pulitzer Prize–winning biologist Edward O. Wilson grapples with these and other existential questions, examining what makes human beings supremely different from all other species. Searching (...)
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  15. The biological basis of morality.Edward O. Wilson - 1998 - The Atlantic Monthly:53-70.
    Do we invent our moral absolutes in order to make society workable? Or are these enduring principles expressed to us by some transcendent or Godlike authority? Efforts to resolve this conundrum have perplexed, sometimes inflamed, our best minds for centuries, but the natural sciences are telling us more and more about the choices we make and our reasons for making them.
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    Everybody's Story: Wising Up to the Epic of Evolution.Loyal Rue & Edward O. Wilson - 1999 - State University of New York Press.
    This exhilarating tale of natural history illuminates the evolution of matter, life, and consciousness. In Everybody’s Story, Loyal Rue finds the means for global solidarity and cooperation in the shared story of humanity.
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    Biology and the social sciences.Edward O. Wilson - 1990 - Zygon 25 (3):245-262.
    The sciences may be conceptualized as a hierarchy ranked by level of organization (e.g., many‐body physics ranks above particle physics). Each science serves as an antidiscipline for the science above it; that is, between each pair, tense but creative interplay is inevitable. Biology has advanced through such tension between its subdisciplines and now can serve as an antidiscipline for the social sciences—for anthropology, for example, by examining the connection between cultural and biological evolution; for psychology, by addressing the nature of (...)
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  18. Kin selection as the key to altruism: its rise and fall.Edward O. Wilson - 2005 - Social Research: An International Quarterly 72 (1):1-8.
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    In Search of Nature.Edward O. Wilson (ed.) - 1997 - Island Press.
    "Perhaps more than any other scientist of our century, Edward O. Wilson has scrutinized animals in their natural settings, tweezing out the dynamics of their social organization, their relationship with their environments, and their behavior, not only for what it tells us about the animals themselves, but for what it can tell us about human nature and our own behavior. He has brought the fascinating and sometimes surprising results of these studies to general readers through a remarkable collection of books, (...)
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    Biodiversity Studies: Science and Policy.Paul R. Ehrlich & Edward O. Wilson - 1991 - Science 253 (5021):758-762.
    Biodiversity studies comprise the systematic examination of the full array of different kinds of organisms together with the technology by which the diversity can be maintained and used for the benefit of humanity. Current basic research at the species level focuses on the process of species formation, the standing levels of species numbers in various higher taxonomic categories, and the phenomena of hyperdiversity and extinction proneness. The major practical concern is the massive extinction rate now caused by human activity, which (...)
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    Genes and culture, protest and communication.Charles J. Lumsden & Edward O. Wilson - 1982 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 5 (1):31-37.
    Despite its importance, the linkage between genetic and cultural evolution has until now been little explored. An understanding of this linkage is needed to extend evolutionary theory so that it can deal for the first time with the phenomena of mind and human social history. We characterize the process of gene-culture coevolution, in which culture is shaped by biological imperatives while biological traits are simultaneously altered by genetic evolution in response to cultural history. A case is made from both theory (...)
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    The relation of science to theology.Edward O. Wilson - 1980 - Zygon 15 (4):425-434.
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    Moral Philosophy as Applied Science.Michael Ruse & Edward O. Wilson - 2009 - In Philosophy After Darwin: Classic and Contemporary Readings. Princeton University Press. pp. 365-379.
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    On Human Nature. [REVIEW]James M. Gustafson & Edward O. Wilson - 1979 - Hastings Center Report 9 (1):44.
    Book reviewed in this article: On Human Nature. By Edward O. Wilson.
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    Genes, mind and culture.John Maddox, Edward O. Wilson, Anthony Quintan, John Turner & John Bowker - 1984 - Zygon 19 (2):213-232.
    The 1981 book Genes, Mind and Culture by Edward O. Wilson and Charles J. Lumsden attempts to offer a comprehensive theory of the linkage between biological and cultural evolution. In the following 21 May 1982 radio broadcast, produced by Julian Brown under the auspices of the British Broadcasting Corporation, Wilson is joined by a philosopher, a geneticist, and a religion scholar in a discussion of “gene culture co‐evolution” and of other issues raised by sociobiology. The discussion is introduced and chaired (...)
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  26. Nature Revealed: Selected Writings, 1949-2006.Edward O. Wilson - 2007 - Journal of the History of Biology 40 (1):179-184.
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    On Human Nature.Edward O. Wilson - 2009 - In Michael Ruse (ed.), Philosophy After Darwin: Classic and Contemporary Readings. Princeton University Press. pp. 333-342.
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  28. El enigma de la relación mente cerebro: Cerebro Y supervivencia Eduardo cés arman.Bruno Estañol & Edward O. Wilson - 1994 - Ludus Vitalis 2 (2).
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  29. Darwin: The Indelible Stamp: The Evolution of an Idea.James D. Watson & Edward O. Wilson - 2007 - Journal of the History of Biology 40 (2):363-367.
     
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    Consilience and complexity.Edward O. Wilson - 1998 - Complexity 3 (5):17-21.
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    Culture analyzed in the mode of the natural sciences.Edward O. Wilson - 1983 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 6 (1):116-117.
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    Consilience: zhi shi da rong tong.Edward O. Wilson - 2001 - Taibei Shi: Tian xia yuan jian chu ban gu fen you xian gong si. Edited by Jinjun Liang.
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    Ethology and sociobiology: a point of definition.Edward O. Wilson - 1979 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 2 (1):49-49.
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    E. O. Wilson, Stephen Pope, and Philip Hefner: A Conversation.Edward O. Wilson, Stephen J. Pope & Philip Hefner - 2001 - Zygon 36 (2):249-253.
    The following represents excerpts from a transcription of the informal discussion that ensued after Stephen Pope and Philip Hefner delivered the preceding papers at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, D.C., 20 February 2000. These excerpts are presented with a minimum of editing, to preserve the extemporaneous, informal, oral character of the conversation. The excerpts end with a fragmentary comment by E. O. Wilson, conveying the spirit of the actual conversation, which was (...)
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  35. Heredity" and "The Evolution of Ethics".Edward O. Wilson & Michael Ruse - 2013 - In Jeffrey Foss (ed.), Science and the World: Philosophical Approaches. Peterborough, CA: Broadview Press.
     
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  36. Heredity" and "The Evolution of Ethics".Edward O. Wilson & Michael Ruse - 2013 - In Jeffrey Foss (ed.), Science and the World: Philosophical Approaches. Peterborough, CA: Broadview Press.
     
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  37. On Biodiversity: An Exclusive Interview with Edward O. Wilson.Edward O. Wilson - 1993 - Free Inquiry 13:28-31.
     
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  38. ¿ Qué es la sociobiología?Edward O. Wilson - 1982 - Teorema: International Journal of Philosophy 12 (3):237-250.
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  39. Scientific humanism and religion.Edward O. Wilson - 1991 - Free Inquiry 11 (2):20-3.
  40. Talks at Georgetown Univ. Bicentennial, Washington, D.C.Edward O. Wilson - 1989 - Edited by Louise B. Young.
     
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    The Ethical Implications of Human Sociobiology.Edward O. Wilson - 1980 - Hastings Center Report 10 (6):27-29.
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    The Evolutionary Origin of Mind.Edward O. Wilson - 1987 - The Personalist Forum 3 (1):11-18.
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    También los monos tienen moral.Edward O. Wilson - 1999 - Signos Filosóficos 1 (1):209-218.
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    Holism and reduction in sociobiology: Lessons from the ants and human culture. [REVIEW]Edward O. Wilson & Charles J. Lumsden - 1991 - Biology and Philosophy 6 (4):401-412.
    Most research in the natural sciences passes through repeated cycles of a analytic reduction to the next lower level of organization, then resynthesis to the original level, then new analyticareduction, and so on. A residue of unexplained phenomena at the original level appears at first to require a holistic description independent of the lower level, but the residue shrinks as knowledge increases.This principle is well illustrated by recent studies from the social organization of insects, several examples of which are cited (...)
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