Notebooks of the Mind: Explorations of Thinking

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Introduction to Revised Edition
1.
Pal Turan, "A Note of Welcome", Journal of Graph Theory 1 ( 1977): 7-9.
2.
Gerald Holton, The Scientific Imagination: Case Studies ( Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1978), 231-232.
3.
Ludwig Fleck, Genesis and Development of a Scientific Fact ( Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1979), 39. The term "thought community" was first presented by the Polish biologist, Ludwig Fleck, who also used the term "thought collective." He defined these as "a community of persons mutually exchanging ideas or maintaining intellectual interaction." In my usage of this term, I refer to groups of experienced thinkers who engage in intense interaction with each other while promoting significant changes in their disciplines. Some of the researchers who have contributed new approaches to creativity over the last decade include Teresa Amabile, Jerome Bruner, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, David Feldman, Howard Gardner, Howard Gruber, David Harrington, Ravenna Helson, Keith Sawyer, and Doris Wallace.
4.
Jerome Bruner, Acts of Meaning ( Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1990), xiii.
5.
T. Z. Tardiff and Robert J. Sternberg, "What Do We Know About Creativity?" in The Nature of Creativity: Contemporary Psychological Perspectives, ed. Robert J. Sternberg ( New York: Cambridge University Press, 1988), 429-440.
6.
Doris Wallace and Howard Gruber, Creative People at Work ( New York: Oxford University Press, 1989).
7.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, "The Domain of Creativity" in Changing the World: A Framework for the Study of Creativity, eds. David H. Feldman, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, and Howard Gardner ( Westport: Praeger, 1994),136.
9.
Howard Gardner, Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences ( New York: Basic Books, 1983).
10.
Howard Gardner, Creating Minds: An Anatomy of Creativity Seen Through the Lives of Freud, Einstein, Picasso, Stravinsky, Eliot, Graham, and Gandhi ( New York: Basic Books, 1993).
11.
Vera John-Steiner, "Cognitive Pluralism: A Sociocultural Approach", Mind, Culture, and Activity: An International Journal 2 (Winter 1995): 3-11.
12.
Zenon W. Pylyshyn, Computation and Cognition: Toward a Foundation for Cognitive Science ( Cambridge: MIT Press, 1984).
13.
Antonio R. Damasio, Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain ( New York: Grosset/Putnam, 1994),107.
14.
Steve M. Kosslyn, Image and Mind ( Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1980).
16.
Howard Gardner, "Introduction to the Tenth-Anniversary Edition", Frames of Mind The Theory of Multiple Intelligences ( New York: Basic Books, 1983), xiv.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Foreword vii
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Introduction to the Revised Edition xiii
  • Introduction 1
  • Part One - Sources of Thought 11
  • 1 - The Beginnings 13
  • 2 - Apprenticeships 37
  • 3 - The Invisible Tools 59
  • Part Two - The Languages of the Mind 81
  • 4 - Visual Thinking 83
  • 5 - Verbal Thinking 111
  • 6 - The Languages of Emotion 141
  • 7 - Scientific Thinking 173
  • Conclusion: the Creativity of Thinking 205
  • Appendix 1 225
  • Notes 229
  • Bibliography 245
  • Index 253
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