Creativity in Science: Chance, Logic, Genius, and Zeitgeist by Dean Keith Simonton

By Dean Keith Simonton

Psychologists, sociologists, philosophers, historians - or even scientists themselves - have usually attempted to decipher the root for creativity in technological know-how. a few have attributed creativity to a unique good judgment, the so-called medical technique, while others have pointed to the inspirations of genius or to the inevitable workings of the zeitgeist. eventually, a few have seen clinical breakthroughs because the manufactured from likelihood, as witnessed within the a variety of episodes of serendipity. Too frequently those 4 replacement interpretations are visible as at the same time unique. but the principal thesis of this booklet is that the opportunity, common sense, genius, and zeitgeist views may be built-in right into a unmarried coherent thought of creativity in technological know-how. yet for this integration to be triumphant, swap has to be increased to the prestige of fundamental reason. common sense, genius and the zeitgeist nonetheless have major roles to play yet often function insofar as they increase, or constrain the operation of an opportunity combinatorial process.

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