The Origins of Creativity

A superb celebrator of science in all its manifestations' Ian McEwan 'Darwin's great successor' Jeffrey Sachs The legendary biologist Edward O. Wilson offers his most philosophically probing work to date 'Creativity is the unique and ...

The Origins of Creativity

The Origins of Creativity

'An intellectual hero ... A superb celebrator of science in all its manifestations' Ian McEwan 'Darwin's great successor' Jeffrey Sachs The legendary biologist Edward O. Wilson offers his most philosophically probing work to date 'Creativity is the unique and defining trait of our species; and its ultimate goal, self-understanding,' begins Edward Wilson's sweeping examination of the humanities and their relationship to the sciences. By studying fields as diverse as paleontology, evolutionary biology and neuroscience, Wilson demonstrates that human creativity began not 10,000 years ago, as we have long assumed, but over 100,000 years ago in the Paleolithic Age. Chronicling the evolution of creativity from primates to humans, Wilson shows how the humanities, in large part spurred on by the invention of language, have played a previously unexamined role in defining our species. Exploring a surprising range of creative endeavors - the instinct to create gardens; the use of metaphors and irony in speech; or the power of music and song - Wilson proposes a transformational 'Third Enlightenment' in which the blending of science and the humanities will enable us to gain a deeper understanding of the human condition, and how it ultimately originated.

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The Origins of Creativity
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Edward O. Wilson
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-10-03 - Publisher: Penguin UK

'An intellectual hero ... A superb celebrator of science in all its manifestations' Ian McEwan 'Darwin's great successor' Jeffrey Sachs The legendary biologist Edward O. Wilson offers his most philosophically probing work to date 'Creativity is the unique and defining trait of our species; and its ultimate goal, self-understanding,' begins
The Origins of Creativity
Language: en
Pages: 268
Authors: Bruce Adolphe
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

After Newton died in 1727, a monument was erected in the Scientist's Corner of Westminster Abbey. It was decorated with a pile of four books and adorned with cherubs holding a prism, a telescope and newly minted coins. The implication is clear. Newton's towering intellect and god-given giftfor creative thinking
The Origins of Creativity
Language: en
Pages: 190
Authors: Diana Henderson
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-10-22 - Publisher:

The Origin's of Creativity is a book that challenges everything we traditionally think about creativity- who it's for, where it comes from, and how we nurture it. What if we redefine creativity as "Passion that went to work"? Suppose you removed all the stereotypes and preconceived ideas about what creativity
The Origins of Musicality
Language: en
Pages: 364
Authors: Henkjan Honing, W. Tecumseh Fitch
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-08-20 - Publisher:

Interdisciplinary perspectives on the capacity to perceive, appreciate, and make music. Research shows that all humans have a predisposition for music, just as they do for language. All of us can perceive and enjoy music, even if we can't carry a tune and consider ourselves "unmusical." This volume offers interdisciplinary
The Origins of Knowledge and Imagination
Language: en
Pages: 268
Authors: Jacob Bronowski
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-10-01 - Publisher: Yale University Press

“A gem of enlightenment. . . . One rejoices in Bronowski’s dedication to the identity of acts of creativity and of imagination, whether in Blake or Yeats or Einstein or Heisenberg.”—Kirkus Reviews “According to Bronowski, our account of the world is dictated by our biology: how we perceive, imagine, symbolize,

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