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Archimedes' Bathtub: The Art and Logic of Breakthrough Thinking

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From Archimedes' discovery of the principle of water displacement while taking a bath to Einstein's Theory of Relativity, from Brunelleschi's development of perspective drawing to the Impressionist revolution, from the taming of fire to the creation of the laser, "breakthrough thinking" -- that is, a sudden, seemingly unaccountable moment of inspiration -- has shaped and a ...more
Hardcover, 292 pages
Published August 30th 2000 by W. W. Norton & Company (first published August 2000)
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Mavromou
Sep 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Es un libro excelente que permite comprender la importancia del pensamiento creativo, para la resolución de problemas que se prestan para ello. Mas allá de hablar de conceptos centrales en creatividad como lo es la bisociación, introduce dos ideas interesantes, la primera es la analogía para resolver problemas de modo creativo con la búsqueda del oro en el rio Klondike. La segunda es que utiliza el análisis de la estructura de lo que llama "problemas irracionales" para comprender y explicar proc ...more
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Jan 12, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Perkins produce alcuni suggerimenti per imparare a pensare creativamente. Lo fa esponendo implicitamente la procedura di ricerca di soluzioni entro un paesaggio di ricerca che si applica negli algoritmi di ottimizazione (come algoritmi genetici, annealing simulato ed altri). Secondo il motto di Pasteur, secondo cui la fortuna aiuta solo chi è preparato a coglierla.
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David Perkins is a founding member of Harvard Project Zero, a basic research project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education investigating human symbolic capacities and their development. For many years, he served as co-director, and is now senior co-director and a member of the steering committee. Perkins conducts research on creativity in the arts and sciences, informal reasoning, problem so ...more