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.
|Title of host publication||Special Sciences and the Unity of Science|
|Editors||O. Pombo, J. M. Torres, J. Symons, S. Rahman|
|Place of Publication||Berlin|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2012|
|Name||Series on Logic, Epistemology, and the Unity of Science|
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.