Abstract

Consilience refers to the quality of investigations that draw conclusions from forms of evidence that are epistemologically distinct. The term seems particularly apt for conclusions produced by natural-scientific investigations on the one hand and by historical and archaeological studies on the other. Consilience points to areas of underlying unity of humanistic and scientific investigation—a unity arising from that of reality itself; it represents a convergence in parallel but independent investigations that results in deductions that are much more robust than any investigation would be able to produce on its own.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1530-9169
Print ISSN
0022-1953
Pages
pp. 251-273
Launched on MUSE
2011-08-06
Open Access
No
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