Insights of Genius
Imagery and Creativity in Science and Art
By (author) Arthur I. Miller
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Insights of Genius by Arthur I. Miller
Book DescriptionHow can new knowledge be created from already existing knowledge? Insights of Genius shows how seeing is central to the greatest advances of the human intellect. Artists and scientists alike rely on visual representations of worlds both visible and invisible.Insights of Genius, first published by Copernicus in 1996, explores the creative leaps that led some of the greatest scientists and artists to dramatically transform how we understand nature. The scope of figures runs from Galileo and da Vinci to Einstein and Picasso. Focusing on the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the age of modern art and modern physics, the book travels through the philosophy of mind and language, cognitive science, neurophysiology, and art history. Insights of Genius discusses intuition, aesthetics, realism, representation, metaphors, and visual imagery. Allied to these concepts are causality, relativity, energy conservation, entropy, the correspondence principle, scientific creativity, and Cubism. Running through the book is the idea that science extends our intuition from common sense to an understanding of a world beyond our perception.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780262631990
(231mm x 155mm x 30mm)
Imprint: MIT Press
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Apr-2000
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Arthur I. Miller
Colliding Worlds, Hardback (July 2014)
A dazzling look at the artists working on the frontiers of science.
Empire of the Stars, Paperback (October 2010)
FERMATS LAST THEOREM meets THE FLY IN THE CATHEDRAL - a compelling story of one of the 20th century's most important intellectual duels. SIMON WINCHESTER meets SIMON SINGH in this dramatic, character-driven story
137, Paperback (June 2010)
"The history is fascinating, as are the insights into the personalities of these great thinkers."-New Scientist
Deciphering the Cosmic Number, Hardback (May 2009)» View all books by Arthur I. Miller
The extraordinary story of psychoanalyst Carl Jung and physicist Wolfgang Pauli and their struggle to quantify the unconscious.
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Author Biography - Arthur I. Miller
Arthur I. Miller is Emeritus Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at University College London.
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