The Morphological Approach to Discovery, Invention, Research and Construction

  • F. Zwicky


The morphological approach to discovery, invention, research and construction has been conceived and developed for the purpose of dealing with all situations in life more reasonably and more effectively than hitherto. This is achieved through the study of all relevant interrelations among objects, phenomena and concepts by means of methods which are based on the utmost detachment from prejudice and carefully refrain from all prevaluations. Applications of the morphological methods of the total field coverage, of negation and construction, of the morphological box and others to technical problems in particular and to human problems in general are described. These not only illustrate how discovery, invention and research can be conducted most effectively but also how the morphological approach makes possible the clear recognition of those fatal aberrations of the human mind which must be overcome if we are ever to build a sound world.


Neutron Star Morphological Approach Liquid Propellant Silver Bromide Propulsive Efficiency 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Zwicky
    • 1
  1. 1.California Institute of TechnologyUSA

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