Insights of Genius: Imagery and Creativity in Science and Art

Insights of Genius: Imagery and Creativity in Science and Art

by Arthur I. Miller
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262631997

ISBN-13: 9780262631990

Pub. Date: 03/10/2000

Publisher: MIT Press

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

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262631990
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
03/10/2000
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
504
Sales rank:
815,661
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1 Common Sense and Scientific Intuition
2 The Intuition of Atoms
3 Scientific Methods
4 Faith in an Ordered Universe
5 Speaking Realistically About Science
6 The Reasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in Physics
7 Scientific Progress and Metaphors
8 Visual Imagery in Scientific Thought
9 Scientific Creativity
10 Art, Science, and the History of Ideas
Conclusion: The New Sciences
Bibliography
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