The Origins of Knowledge and Imagination

The Origins of Knowledge and Imagination

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Yale University
?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, etc. He proposes to explain how we receive and translate our experience of the world so that we achieve knowledge. He examines the mechanisms of our perception; the origin and nature of natural language; formal systems and scientific discourse; and how science, as a systematic attempt to establish closed systems one after another, progresses by exploring its own errors and new but unforeseen connections. . . . A delightful look at the inquiring mind.”?Library Journal
?Eminently enjoyable to read, with a good story or ?bon mot’ on every page.”?Nature
?A well-written and brilliantly presented defense of the scientific enterprise which could be especially valuable to scientists and to teachers of science at all levels.”?AAAS Science Books & Films
Contents
1. The Mind as an Instrument for Understanding
2. The Evolution and Power of Symbolic Language
3. Knowledge as Algorithm and as Metaphor
4. The Laws of Nature and the Nature of Laws
5. Error, Progress, and the Concept of Time
6. Law and Individual Responsibility


Publisher: New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, 1979
ISBN: 9780300157185
0300157185
9780300024098
0300024096
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiii, 144 pages)

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