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William Harvey's bloody motion: Creativity in Science

Kosolosky, Laszlo and Provijn, Dagmar (2012) William Harvey's bloody motion: Creativity in Science. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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In this paper, we show how the discovery of the circulation of the blood by William Harvey (1578-1657) sheds new light on traditional models of creativity in science. In particular, the example illustrates where both the enlightenment and the romantic view on creativity go astray. In the first section, we sketch the two views and present a (non-exhaustive) list of problems for both. In the remainder of the paper, we demonstrate how William Harvey’s discovery, as a historical case study of creativity in science, gives firmer ground to these objections.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Keywords: discovery, creativity, enlightenment, romantic, model, empiricism
Subjects: General Issues > History of Science Case Studies
Depositing User: Mr. Laszlo Kosolosky
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2012 23:33
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2012 23:33
Item ID: 9414

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