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Conciliation/terminology/Wilson, E. O.: I prefer this term to coherence. According to William Whewell (W. Whewell, The Philosophy of the Inductive Sciences, 1840): The conciliation of induction occurs when an induction obtained from a category of facts coincides with an induction obtained from another category of facts.
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This conciliation is the truth test for the theory in which it emerges.


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E. O. Wilson
Consilience. The Unity of Knowledge, New York 1998
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Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge New York 1998


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