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Insights of Genius: Imagery and Creativity in Science and Art

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How can new knowledge be created from already existing knowledge? Insights of Genius shows how seeing is central to the greatest advances of the human intellect. Artists and scientists alike rely on visual representations of worlds both visible and invisible.Insights of Genius, first published by Copernicus in 1996, explores the creative leaps that led some of the greatest scientists and artists to dramatically transform how we understand nature. The scope of figures runs from Galileo and da Vinci to Einstein and Picasso. Focusing on the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the age of modern art and modern physics, the book travels through the philosophy of mind and language, cognitive science, neurophysiology, and art history. Insights of Genius discusses intuition, aesthetics, realism, representation, metaphors, and visual imagery. Allied to these concepts are causality, relativity, energy conservation, entropy, the correspondence principle, scientific creativity, and Cubism. Running through the book is the idea that science extends our intuition from common sense to an understanding of a world beyond our perception.

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Explores the creative leaps that led some of the greatest scientists and artists to dramatically transform how we understand nature. The scope of figures runs from Galileo and da Vinci to Einstein and Picasso. The text focuses on the late-19th and 20th centuries, the age of modern art and physics.

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How can new knowledge be created from already existing knowledge?

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 447-465) and index.

About the Author

Arthur Miller is a novelist and dramatist. The 86-year-old playwright, born in New YorkCity, has enriched the stage for more than five decades with his plays, including his initialBroadway success, All My Sons (1947) and the Pulitzer Prize--winning, Death of aSalesman (1948). His novels, Focus (Reynal & Hitchcock, 1945) and Homely Girl (VikingBooks, 1992), were both recently made into movies. He is also the author of severalvolumes of short stories, screenplays, award-winning television drama, essays, travel pieces,an autobiography, Timebends: A Life (Grove Press, 1987), and several other nonfictionworks, including a book about his experiences directing a production of Death of a Salesmanin Beijing. Mr. Miller has been president of PEN and is active in the internationalliterary organization that fights censorship and government repression of writers worldwide.He resides in the United States in Roxbury, Connecticut.

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juliovelasco, September 22, 2008 (view all comments by juliovelasco)
This is an excelent book that inspires anyone to write more things on the subject.
The author analyzes several aspects of creativity in science . An extensive analysis of Galileo´s ideas on the Pendule. Eistein´s ideas of relativity are also analysed. He starts by the simple ideas louched by observation of physical phenomena , Miller also screens creativity in art: Da Vinci, Picasso have been presented .
What does Creativity consists of, that is the question that A. Miller tries to answer with accuracy.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780262631990
Author:
Miller, Arthur I.
Publisher:
MIT Press (MA)
Location:
Cambridge, Mass. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
History
Subject:
Genius
Subject:
Creative ability in science.
Subject:
Science -- Methodology.
Subject:
Physics -- Methodology.
Subject:
Physics-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Insights of Genius
Publication Date:
20000231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
504
Dimensions:
9.1 x 6.1 x 1.2 in

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"Synopsis" by , Explores the creative leaps that led some of the greatest scientists and artists to dramatically transform how we understand nature. The scope of figures runs from Galileo and da Vinci to Einstein and Picasso. The text focuses on the late-19th and 20th centuries, the age of modern art and physics.
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