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Transforming Nature

Michael E. Gorman, University of Virginia

Boston: Kluwer Academic Press, 1998

Materials should not be reproduced without the permission of the press and the author

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Blue_Diamond52E2.gif (591 bytes) CHAPTER 1

  1. Introduction to Discovery
  2. Writing as Discovery
  3. Discovery as Invention: Michael Faraday
  4. Discovery as Negotiation: The Great Devonian Controversy
  5. The Double Helix
  6. The Canals on Mars
  7. Understanding and Teaching Discovery: What Have We Learned?
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  1. Understanding Discovery
  2. The Scientific Method: Road to Truth or Superstitious Practice?
  3. Cognititve Psychology of Science
  4. Metaphors and Analogies in Scientific Thinking
  5. Conclusions and Suggestions for Future Research
Blue_Diamond52E2.gif (591 bytes) CHAPTER 3
  1. The Etheric Force and Cold Fusion: When Discovery and Invention Don't Mix
  2. Reverse Salients and Simultaneous Inventions
  3. A Cognitive Framework for Understanding the Invention Process
  4. Competition over the Harmonic Multiple Telegraph
  5. The Error That Led to the First Telephone
  6. Gray's Caveat for a Speaking Telegraph
  7. Bell's Ear Mental Model
  8. Bell's Patent and Gray's Caveat Compared
  9. Bell's Path to the First Transmission of Speech
  10. Bell and Gray's Liquid Transmitters in Perspective
  11. After the First Transmission of Speech
  12. Cognition, Invention and Discovery: The Five Generalizations
  13. What Invention Says to Cognitive Science
Blue_Diamond52E2.gif (591 bytes) CHAPTER 4
  1. When Matter Becomes Energy
  2. Virtue and Moral Reasoning
  3. Moral Imagination
  4. Towards a Sustainable Tomorrow
  5. The Natural Step
  6. Science, Superstition and Sustainability
Blue_Diamond52E2.gif (591 bytes) Bibliography

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