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Single Idea 22193

[catalogued under 14. Science / D. Explanation / 2. Types of Explanation / d. Consilience]

Full Idea

The more unification and integration is found among the modern sciences, the less likely it seems it will have all been a dream.

Gist of Idea

Consilience makes the component sciences more likely


Geoffrey Gorham (Philosophy of Science [2009], 4)

Book Reference

Gorham,Geoffrey: 'Philosophy of Science' [One World 2009], p.98

A Reaction

I believe this strongly. Ancient theories which were complex, wide ranging and false do not impress me. This is part of my coherence view of justification.