Intuition: The Inside Story: Interdisciplinary Perspectives / Edition 1

Intuition: The Inside Story: Interdisciplinary Perspectives / Edition 1

by Robbie Davis-Floyd
     
 

Science could never have proceeded without the creativity of intuition—yet intuition is poorly understood and poorly studied. In Intuition: The Inside Story, scholars explore the nature of intuition and its practical place in the social and behavioral sciences and the arts. These contributors present the latest theoretical developments

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Science could never have proceeded without the creativity of intuition—yet intuition is poorly understood and poorly studied. In Intuition: The Inside Story, scholars explore the nature of intuition and its practical place in the social and behavioral sciences and the arts. These contributors present the latest theoretical developments and research and provide every day examples of intuition from the lab and field. They discuss the nature and experience of intuition from the perspectives of anthropology, philosophy, physics, engineering, psychology, medicine and midwifery.

Contributors include: Marcie Boucouvalas, Guy Burneko, Brenda J. Dunne, Jeremy Hayward, Charles Laughlin, Evelyn Monsay, Anne Pineault, Luci Roncalli and Joe Sheridan.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415915946
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/25/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

Meet the Author

Robbie Davis Floyd is a Research Fellow in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Texas, Austin. She is author of Birth as an American Rite of Passage (1992) and co-editor of Childbirth and Authoritative Knowledge: Cross-Cultural Perspectives. P. Sven Arvidson is Assistnat Professor of Philosophy at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Ohio and is at work on Chaos and Boundlessness: Reality, Morality and Limits in Consciousness.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
1Intuition: The Concept and the Experience3
2The Nature of Intuition: A Neuropsychological Approach19
3Looking Intuit: A Phenomenological Exploration of Intuition and Attention39
4Sacred Land - Sacred Stories: The Territorial Dimensions of Intuition57
5Wheels Within Wheels, Building the Earth: Intuition, Integral Conciousness, and the Pattern That Connects81
6Intuition in the Development of Scientific Theory and Practice103
7Subjectivity and Intuition in the Scientific Method121
8Thought, Action, and Intuition in Practice-Oriented Disciplines129
9Intuition as Authoritative Knowledge in Midwifery and Homebirth145
10Standing by Process: A Midwife's Notes on Story-Telling, Passage, and Intuition177
Contributors201
Index205

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