Evolutionary Psychology and the Unity of Sciences - Towards an Evolutionary Epistemology

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Abstract

This work concerns a non-traditional approach to the unity of sciences, based on a challenging, albeit conjectural, articulation of views proceeding from Evolutionary Psychology and Biology, non monotonic and decision Logics, and Artificial Intelligence. The resulting amalgam sets forth a consilience stance, wherefore the unity of science is heuristically presupposed by means of a set of pragmatic and productive default assumptions. It is by virtue of them that we conduct scientific inquiry, the consilience arising from a presumed unity of objective reality, itself of a heuristic and pragmatic conception. The attending hinges to Artificial Intelligence inevitably suggest the emergence of an innovative symbiotic form of evolutionary epistemology.
Original languageUnknown
Title of host publicationSpecial Sciences and the Unity of Science
EditorsO. Pombo, J. M. Torres, J. Symons, S. Rahman
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer
Pages163-175
ISBN (Print)978-94-007-2029-9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012

Publication series

NameSeries on Logic, Epistemology, and the Unity of Science
PublisherSpringer
Number24

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Pereira, L. M. S. M. (2012). Evolutionary Psychology and the Unity of Sciences - Towards an Evolutionary Epistemology. In O. Pombo, J. M. Torres, J. Symons, & S. Rahman (Eds.), Special Sciences and the Unity of Science (pp. 163-175). (Series on Logic, Epistemology, and the Unity of Science; No. 24). Berlin: Springer.