Science, Order and Creativity: A Dramatic New Look at the Creative Roots of Science and Life

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In Science, Order and Creativity the authors call for a new creative urge in science and, in doing so, explore how creativity itself can be fostered, not only in science but in society and in the life of each individual.

Offering new insights into how scientific theories came into being, this traces the history of science.

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Overview

In Science, Order and Creativity the authors call for a new creative urge in science and, in doing so, explore how creativity itself can be fostered, not only in science but in society and in the life of each individual.

Offering new insights into how scientific theories came into being, this traces the history of science.

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The authors deplore the alleged tendency of modern science toward ``fragmentation'' and the paradigms that seem to fix the accepted structure of each science rigidly between scientific revolutions. Veteran physicist Bohm ( Quantum Theory ) has advocated a causal interpretation of quantum mechanics that is not generally accepted by other physicists. In this book, based on conversations with Peat ( Synchronicity ), Bohm's theory is reviewed in terms accessible to the lay reader, and dialogue with supporters of the standard interpretation is urged. The nature of order and blocks to scientific creativity are also addressed. For comprehensive collections in the philosophy of science. Jack W. Weigel, Univ . of Michigan Lib., Ann Arbor
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780553344493
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/1/1987
  • Pages: 292
  • Sales rank: 799,408
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Revolutions, Theories, and Creativity in Science 15
2 Science as Creative Perception-Communication 63
3 What Is Order? 104
4 The Generative Order and the Implicate Order 151
5 Generative Order in Science, Society, and Consciousness 192
6 Creativity in the Whole of Life 229
Index 272
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