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Creativity In Science

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In this chapter, author shall follow the creative scientific imagination in some of its acts and examine some of the constraints and disciplines which have developed to banish fantasy from the theorizing of scientists. This article is written from very much the view that little of interest to the understanding of science and its modes of thought can be found by a search for logical form. The creative imagination of the social scientist is the most potent of all, for he can create an icon whose close simulacrum of a real world is so potent that people will live their lives within its framework, hardly ever suspecting that the framework is no more than a theory for making the messy, unordered flurry of day-to-day life intelligible, and so meaningful and bearable.

Keywords: constraint; Creativity; discipline; framework; science

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