Creativity & The Imagination: Case Studies from the Classical Age to the Twentieth Century

Creativity & The Imagination: Case Studies from the Classical Age to the Twentieth Century

By: Mark E. Amsler (editor)Hardback

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Detailed case studies of imaginative discourses in technical prose, geology, physics, and genetic engineering, as well as in poetics, contemporary painting, philosophy, and history. The thread uniting all of the essays is that metaphors, scenarios, and myths are fundamental to both the scientific and artistic imagination.

Contents

Seming and being / Glenn W. Most -- History, technical style, and Chaucer's Treatise on the astrolabe / George Ovitt, Jr. -- Creation and responsibility science / Leonard Isaacs -- History and geology as ways of studying the past Stephen Brush -- Science's fictions / Stuart Peterfreund -- Creative problem-solving in physics, philosophy, and painting / Donald A. Crosby and G. Williams.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780874132960
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 218
  • ID: 9780874132960
  • ISBN10: 0874132967

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