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By Dean Keith Simonton

Psychologists, sociologists, philosophers, historians - or even scientists themselves - have usually attempted to decipher the foundation for creativity in technological know-how. a few have attributed creativity to a unique common sense, the so-called medical procedure, while others have pointed to the inspirations of genius or to the inevitable workings of the zeitgeist. eventually, a few have considered clinical breakthroughs because the made from probability, as witnessed within the quite a few episodes of serendipity. Too frequently those 4 replacement interpretations are visible as at the same time specific. but the relevant thesis of this e-book is that the opportunity, good judgment, genius, and zeitgeist views could be built-in right into a unmarried coherent idea of creativity in technology. yet for this integration to be triumphant, switch has to be increased to the prestige of fundamental reason. good judgment, genius and the zeitgeist nonetheless have major roles to play yet commonly function insofar as they improve, or constrain the operation of an opportunity combinatorial process.

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