One of many nice mysteries of the human brain is its strength to create new varieties of wisdom. Arthur I. Miller is a historian of technology whose technique has been strongly stimulated by means of present paintings in cognitive technology, and during this e-book he exhibits how the 2 fields can be fruitfully associated with yield new insights into the inventive process.
the 1st sections of this booklet hint the connection of inventive considering and the development of latest medical techniques within the physics of Poincaré, Einstein, Boltzmann, Bohr, and Heisenberg (scientists whose study was once motivated through their attention of the character of considering itself). those case reviews are then used as info to check the makes an attempt of contemporary psychologists to account for artistic improvement via Gestalt psychology, cognitive technology, and genetic epistemology.
Arthur I. Miller is college Professor of Philosophy and heritage, collage of Lowell, and an affiliate of the Physics division, Harvard college. he's additionally an affiliate Editor of the American magazine of Physics.