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Experimental Science and the Art of the Novel

Tom McLeish

in The Poetry and Music of Science: Comparing Creativity in Science and Art

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198797999
eISBN:
9780191839306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797999.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

The coincident birth of experimental science and the early English novel is followed to its underlying rationale of mimesis—the construction of small, abstracted worlds in which possibilities and ... More


Creative Inspiration in Science

Tom McLeish

in The Poetry and Music of Science: Comparing Creativity in Science and Art

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198797999
eISBN:
9780191839306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797999.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Personal accounts of the creative process in science tell us that there is no ‘method’ to the conception of a new scientific idea. Stories from physicist Richard Feynman, the author’s own scientific ... More


Conclusion

Francesca Rochberg

in Before Nature: Cuneiform Knowledge and the History of Science

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226406138
eISBN:
9780226406275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226406275.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Regarding the notion of the domain of a universal nature, or the essence of things belonging to nature (phusis/natura), this book develops the argument for a deep-seated discontinuity separating the ... More


Molecules as Metaphors

in Image and Reality: Kekule, Kopp, and the Scientific Imagination

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226723327
eISBN:
9780226723358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226723358.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Hermann Kolbe once asserted that there is danger in the too-free exercise of the scientific imagination in general and in using graphical representations in particular. Kolbe certainly had strong ... More


Before Nature: Cuneiform Knowledge and the History of Science

Francesca Rochberg

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226406138
eISBN:
9780226406275
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226406275.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Before the concept of nature took shape across the long history of European and Islamic natural philosophy and science, for an equally long period beginning in the early second millennium B.C.E. a ... More


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