Science, Order and Creativity

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Routledge, Oct 4, 2010 - Philosophy - 336 pages
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One of the foremost scientists and thinkers of our time, David Bohm worked alongside Oppenheimer and Einstein. In Science, Order and Creativity he and physicist F. David Peat propose a return to greater creativity and communication in the sciences. They ask for a renewed emphasis on ideas rather than formulae, on the whole rather than fragments, and on meaning rather than mere mechanics. Tracing the history of science from Aristotle to Einstein, from the Pythagorean theorem to quantum mechanics, the authors offer intriguing new insights into how scientific theories come into being, how to eliminate blocks to creativity and how science can lead to a deeper understanding of society, the human condition and the human mind itself. Science, Order and Creativity looks to the future of science with elegance, hope and enthusiasm.

 

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The authors deplore the alleged tendency of modern science toward "fragmentation'' and the paradigms that seem to fix the accepted structure of each science rigidly between scientific revolutions ... Read full review

Contents

PREFACE
Revolutions Theories and Creativity in Science 1
Science as Creative PerceptionCommunication 53
What Is Order? 97
The Generative Order and the Implicate Order 148
Generative Order in Science Society and Consciousness 189
Creativity in the Whole of Life 229
The Order Between and Beyond 275
NOTES 315
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David Bohm (1917-1992) was Professor of Theoretical Physics at Birkbeck College, London, and one of the most original thinkers of the second half of the twentieth century.

F. David Peat (b. 1938) is a holistic physicist and author of several books on the subjects of science, art, philosophy, psychology and society.

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