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The Paths of Creation

Creativity in Science and Art


Sixto J. Castro and Alfredo Marcos

Edited By Sixto J. Castro and Alfredo Marcos

The Paths of Creation explores the idea of creativity both in science and in art. The editors have collected papers from different philosophers working on philosophy of science and aesthetics to show that the creative processes of science and art share identical procedures: metaphor, ruled method, analogy, abduction, similarity. They are both surrounded by emotions, contain inspirations, proceed through revolutions that maintain some kind of continuity, and have a long common history in which no one worried about whether something was science or art. The purpose of this volume is to show that there are no different rationalities applied to science and art, but the same human reason developing in different forms to create not just different disciplines, but different worlds as well.


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Note on Contributors ALFONSO ARROYO: Professor at the Posgrado de Filosofía de la Ciencia, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He had his Ph.D. at Barcelona Autonomous University. He was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas (UNAM, Mexico City). His research is mainly in phi- losophy of biology, especially in the study of complexity of biological systems. He is a member of the research group of Formal Languages in Biology at the IIMAS, and has published in Bioessays and Diánoia. MAURICIO BEUCHOT: Ph.D. by the Iberoamerican University of Mexico and Profes- sor at the Faculty of Philosophy of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He is Researcher at the Institute of Philological Research, in the same university. He is the author of several philosophical books. He teaches and writes about Hermeneu- tics and is the founder of the movement called “Analogical Hermeneutics”. LUCIANO BOI: Professor at the École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Centre de Mathématiques (Paris). He has published recently the book Morphologie de l’Invisible. Transformations d’objets, formes de l’espace, singularités phénoménales et pensée diagrammatique (Limoges, 2011), as well as several articles and chapter on the relationships between geometry, nature and art, for instance: “Symétries et for- mes en mathématiques et dans la nature”; “Topological knots models in physics and biology”; “Nodi, buchi e spazi nell’arte e nella scienza. Le profonde analogie tra creazione artistica e immaginazione scientifica”. He is the author of the...

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