Science, Mind, and Creativity: The Bari Symposium


Luciano L’Abate (Editor)
Georgia State University, GA, US

Piero De Giacomo (Editor)
University of Bari, Bari, Italy

Mario Capitelli (Editor)
University of Bari, Bari, Italy

Savino Longo (Editor)
University of Bari, Bari, Italy

Series: Psychology of Emotions, Motivations and Actions
BISAC: PSY008000

A scientist is always led by intellectual curiosity; obviously he has collected information about the subjects of the field of interest in a systematic way (this attitude was moved by a peculiar interest that lets him investigate on all aspects of the problem, also dwelling upon aspects apparently marginal or non-traditional (this habit was not taught to him by anyone). In this case he already shows the so called “scheme-breaking” attitude rather than an attitude that would imply a systematic and essential examination of the state of art.This book addresses the scientific investigation carried out with the greatest orginality driven by that intellectual curiosity but it must face the experimental evidence to get irrefutable results. (Imprint: Nova)


Table of Contents

Foreword (Paolo Spinelli, University of Bari, Bari, Italy)

Chapter 1. Science or Mind? Reductionism Proper, Optimal Reductionism, and Emergent Interactionism;pp.1-22
(Mario Capitelli and Corinna Guerrae, Bari University, Bari, Italy; Luciano L’Abate,Savino Longo and Duane M. Rumbaugh, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, USA, and others.)

Chapter 2. Quantum Mechanics and Reality;pp. 23-35
(Augusto Garuccio and Milena D’Angelo, University of Bari, Bari, Italy))

Chapter 3. Complex Systems and Creativity;pp. 37-59
(Savino Longo, University of Bari, Bari, Italy)

Chapter 4. Success and Limits of Reductionism: Case Studies in Chemistry;pp. 61-88
(Corinna Guerra and Mario Capitelli, University of Bari, Italy)

Chapter 5. Mind and Creativity in the Universities and in Organizations;pp. 89-106
(Piero De Giacomo, University of Bari, Bari, Italy)

Chapter 6. Paradigms, Theories, and Models: Two Hierarchical Frameworks;pp. 107-153
(Luciano L’Abat, Georgia State University,Atlanta, Georgia,USA)

Chapter 7. Conclusion: Levels of Creativity in Science and Mind;pp. 155-162
(Mario Capitelli, Piero De Giacomo, Corinna Guerra, Luciano L’Abate, and Savino Longo, Bari University, Italy)

Appendix A. Mathematical Description of the Elementary Pragmatic Model;pp. 163-173
(Luciano Guerriero, University of Bari, Bari, Italy)

Appendix B. A Bibliography of Independent Evidence to Support Relational Competence Theory;pp. 175-196
(Luciano L’Abate)

Author Affiliations


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