Origins of Genius

Origins of Genius

Darwinian Perspectives on Creativity

eBook - 1999
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How can we account for the sudden appearance of such dazzling artists and scientists as Mozart, Shakespeare, Darwin, or Einstein? How can we define such genius? What conditions or personality traits seem to produce exceptionally creative people? Is the association between genius and madness really just a myth? These and many other questions are brilliantly illuminated in The Origins of Genius. Dean Simonton convincingly argues that creativity can best be understood as a Darwinian process of variation and selection. The artist or scientist generates a wealth of ideas, and then subjects these id.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1999
ISBN: 9780195351705
0195351703
9781602563568
160256356X
Characteristics: 1 online resource (321 pages)

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