The Paths of Creation: Creativity in Science and Art

The Paths of Creation: Creativity in Science and Art

by Sixto J. Castro, Alfredo Marcos


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The Paths of Creation: Creativity in Science and Art by Sixto J. Castro, Alfredo Marcos

The Paths of Creation explores the idea of creativity both in science and in art. The editors have collected papers from different philosophers working on philosophy of science and aesthetics to show that the creative processes of science and art share identical procedures: metaphor, ruled method, analogy, abduction, similarity. They are both surrounded by emotions, contain inspirations, proceed through revolutions that maintain some kind of continuity, and have a long common history in which no one worried about whether something was science or art. The purpose of this volume is to show that there are no different rationalities applied to science and art, but the same human reason developing in different forms to create not just different disciplines, but different worlds as well.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783034305112
Publisher: Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Publication date: 11/18/2011
Series: Natur, Wissenschaft und die Kuenste / Nature, Science and the Arts / Nature, Science et les Arts Series , #9
Pages: 277
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

About the Author

Sixto Castro is Professor of Aesthetics at the University of Valladolid, Spain. He works mainly on Philosophy of Art and Philosophy of Religion.
Alfredo Marcos is full Professor of Philosophy of Science at the University of Valladolid, Spain. He works mainly on general Philosophy of Science, of Biology and of Information and Aristotelian Studies.

Table of Contents

Contents: Alfredo Marcos/Sixto J. Castro: Introduction – Sixto J. Castro: Creative Rules and the Anomic Fallacy – Sergio Menna: Methods of Scientific Creativity – Eduardo De Bustos: The Creative Function of Abduction: Constraints on Abductive Inference in Artistic and Scientific Creativity – Mauricio Beuchot: The Fertility of Analogy – Ambrosio Velasco: Rationality in Science and the Arts: Common Sense and Heuristics – Xavier Donato/Alfonso Arroyo: The Function of Scientific Metaphors: An Example of the Creative Power of Metaphors in Biological Theories – Cristina di Gregori/Ana Rosa Pérez Ransanz: Experience, Emotions and Creativity – Javier de Lorenzo: Creativity and Mathematical Inspiration – Luciano Boi/Lorraine Verner: Knots and Braids. Interweaving Art and Mathematics in Culture and Nature – Alberto Rojo: Physics and Poetry – Fernando Calderón/María Teresa Calderón: Creating Nature through Science and Art: Discovering the Mountain in the 18th Century – Alfredo Marcos: The Creative Discovery of Similarity – J. C. Pinto de Oliveira: Creativity, Continuity and Discontinuity in Science and Art – Ricardo Piñero: Historical Roots of Creativity: The Art of Science and the Science of Art in the «Etymologies» of Isidore of Seville – Joseph Margolis: Modernity and Creativity – Vicente Sanfélix: Our Disgusting Soapy Water Science: Wittgenstein on Creativity and Science.

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