Scientific Creativity in Malay Cosmology: A Phenomenological Perspective

  • A. L. Samian
Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume 119)


Based on the assumption that science begins from problems and Malay Cosmology are by and large embedded in traditional Malay proverbs, the process of macro creativity is outlined. Solutions created are preceded by intention and action. Out of the macro creative process, the Cycle of Creativity is formulated. It is within this Cycle of Creativity that innovation, i.e. the endless possibilities of micro creativity by way of mathematics, is further examined as a subset of the macro creative process. It is argued that essentially, the root of creativity and sustainability in science lies in having creative problems. The author attempts to epistemologically argue on two issues of scientific realism based on Malay Cosmology within the framework of the creative process. These issues are: (1). the distinction between the observables and nonobservables, and (2). Whether scientific claims are either true or false.


Cosmos Creative Mathematics Problems Proverbs 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of the Malay World and CivilizationThe National University of MalaysiaBangiMalaysia

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