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Insights of Genius

Imagery and Creativity in Science and Art

  • Arthur I. Miller

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Arthur I. Miller
    Pages 1-36
  3. Arthur I. Miller
    Pages 37-69
  4. Arthur I. Miller
    Pages 71-103
  5. Arthur I. Miller
    Pages 105-128
  6. Arthur I. Miller
    Pages 129-176
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    Pages 217-262
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    Pages 263-324
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    Pages 325-378
  10. Arthur I. Miller
    Pages 379-439
  11. Arthur I. Miller
    Pages 441-445
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 447-482

About this book

Introduction

Since the Enlightenment, science has been seen as an objective, true method of explanation about the physical and mathematical laws that explain and govern the universe. The 20th Century has shown that science is also a human enterprise, informed by idealogy and other assumptions. In this book, distinguished historian and philosopher of science Arthur Miller examines these and other important questions about what and how we know about the world. Dr. Miller also discusses, in non-technical language, our current ideas about the nature of scientific thought and explanation, its relation to truth, and the relationship between scientific and common sense. Does science, in its historical claim as an exalted endeavor, stand above other human activities?

Keywords

Immanuel Kant Mathematica Plato imagination knowledge metaphor quantum mechanics quantum theory reason relativism science scientific thought theory of relativity universe wave

Authors and affiliations

  • Arthur I. Miller
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Science & Technology StudiesUniversity College LondonUK

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