¶ Consilience

In Narrative Economics, Robert Shiller uses the word "consilience" to describe the unity of knowledge among disparate academic disciplines, particularly the sciences and the humanities. This is a metaphor from biology; biologist E. O. Wilson used the term for his concept of synthesizing knowledge from disparate fields.


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Shiller, Robert J. Narrative Economics: How Stories Go Viral and Drive Major Economic Events. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2019.

Wilson, E. O. Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge. New York: Alfred Knopf, 2014.


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