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FB-12512-75

Dennis A. Szilak
Northwestern Michigan College (Traverse City, MI 49686-3061)

Metaphors of Scientific Discovery: The Archetypes of Mental Evolution

To investigate connections between the physical sciences and discrete modes of problem-solving that have led to discoveries. The focus of the study will be the non-mathematical language in which discoveries are exhibited and theorized. Primary sources will be biographical accounts of scientists and inventors recollecting the conditions, physical and mental, that incubated discoveries.

Project fields:
Sociology

Program:
Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$13,692 (approved)
$13,692 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1975 – 8/31/1976