Edited by Kerry Thomas and Janet Chan
Chapter 2: Sources and conditions of scientific creativity
Creativity is highly valued in science. Scientific genius and scientific discoveries standout as some of the most notable achievements of mankind and serve as paradigms of creative ability. Scientific discoveries are also among the most well-researched manifestations of creativity, but until recently, most theorizing has tended to be speculative and strongly influenced by prejudices. New empirical studies have brought the actual conditions and processes into sharper focus, but due to controversial conceptual assumptions, their significance remains debatable, and many questions concerning the nature of scientific creativity are still left open.
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