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The agreement of two or more inductions drawn from different sets of data; concurrence.

[Probably coined by William Whewell (1794-1866), British scientist and philosopher, as if from New Latin *cōnsilīre, to leap together (Latin com-, com- + Latin -silīre, combining form of salīre, to leap, as in resilīre, to leap back; see resile) + -ence.]

con·sil′i·ent adj.


agreement between inductions drawn from different sets of data or from different academic disciplines


a chance happening or coincidence. See also agreement.
See also: Chance
the process of concurring or agreeing. See also chance.
See also: Agreement
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3) As expected, pushback against this particular idea has been strong, and it is doubtful that this kind of consilience will ever win the day.
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CONSILIENCE A Taken with something else B Comprehensive view C Concurrence who am I?
53) As "ideologies across the board are hardening," we need to pursue a consilience of the various branches of the biological and social sciences and economics to keep ourselves from being hardened to the corrosive injustices that exist in our world.
We could not be more gratified by the historical breadth and compelling consilience of the group.
Reviewing Consilience shortly after it was published, I described Wilson as a "cultural hero" ("Wilson's Consilience" 396).
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Wilson suggere qu'en utilisant le concept de << consilience >> comme systeme, peut-etre meme comme methodologie, il serait possible d'arriver a l'unicite du savoir, a une comprehension de l'existence, de l'humanite, du soi et de l'univers, et qui plus est, a une theorie de l'esprit.
The seventeen selections that make up the main body of the text have been organized in five parts, covering theoretical foundations, psychological construction theories, core effect, commentary and consilience, and integration and reflection.
The suggested conclusion is that interdisciplinary work involving the humanities and science generally does not involve a mutual enrichment but rather a compromising of the fundamental premise of the humanities, and that the project of consilience should be advanced with considerable caution.
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