Journals Higher Education



Published: 07 May 2019

384 Pages | 14 colour & 6 B/W illustrations

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198797999

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The Poetry and Music of Science

Comparing Creativity in Science and Art

Tom McLeish

  • Challenges the obvious assumption science is less creative than art and illustrates the contrary
  • Treats art and science on an equal footing
  • Draws on historical and contemporary examples to provide a broader understanding
  • Brings medieval philosophy and theology to bear on current questions of creativity
  • Reports on individual conversations with artists and scientists and provides personal perspectives on their creative processes
  • Illustrates with rich and detailed examples