The Languages of Creativity: Models, Problem-solving, Discourse

University of Delaware Press, 1986 - 206 頁
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Distinguished philosophers of science and scholars in biochemistry and linguistics describe the structure and contexts of creativity in the sciences and humanities.


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A Third Look
Science and the Interpersonal
How Does Biochemistry Mean?
Toward a Computational Model of Science and Scientific Innovation
The Poetization of Science
The Dialectic of Technology and Culture
Scientific and Artistic Creativity According to Kants Philosophy
The Role of the Imagination in Science and Art
Creativity and Contingency in the Light of Modern Science
Notes on Contributors

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第 107 頁 - The opinion which is fated to be ultimately agreed to by all who investigate, is what we mean by the truth, and the object represented in this opinion is the real.
第 49 頁 - ANECDOTE OF THE JAR I placed a jar in Tennessee, And round it was, upon a hill. It made the slovenly wilderness Surround that hill. The wilderness rose up to it, And sprawled around, no longer wild. The jar was round upon the ground And tall and of a port in air. It took dominion everywhere. The jar was gray and bare. It did not give of bird or bush, Like nothing else in Tennessee.
第 172 頁 - And where that . . . achievement was sufficiently unprecedented to attract an enduring group of adherents away from competing modes of scientific activity. And ... it was sufficiently open-ended to leave all sorts of problems for the redefined group of practitioners to resolve.
第 173 頁 - Discovery commences with the awareness of anomaly, ie, with the recognition that nature has somehow violated the paradigminduced expectations that govern normal science.
第 183 頁 - On the one hand, it stands for the entire constellation of beliefs, values, techniques, and so on shared by the members of a given community.
第 194 頁 - I do not think that any holder of the Evolution hypothesis would say that I overstate or overstrain it in any way. I merely strip it of all vagueness, and bring before you, unclothed and unvarnished, the notions by which it must stand or fall.
第 172 頁 - ... scientific' but what we shall come to call their incommensurable ways of seeing the world and of practicing science in it. Observation and experience can and must drastically restrict the range of admissible scientific belief, else there would be no science. But they cannot alone determine a particular body of such belief. An apparently arbitrary element, compounded of personal and historical accident, is always a formative ingredient of the beliefs espoused by a given scientific community at...
第 63 頁 - True wit is nature to advantage dress'd ; What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd ; Something, whose truth convinc'd at sight we find, That gives us back the image of our mind.
第 118 頁 - The sight of the gestures and movements of the various parts of the body producing the music is fundamentally necessary if it is to be grasped in all its fullness.