New PDF release: The Origins of Creativity

By Edward O Wilson

'An highbrow hero ... an exceptional celebrator of technology in all its manifestations' Ian McEwan
'Darwin's nice successor' Jeffrey Sachs

The mythical biologist Edward O. Wilson bargains his so much philosophically probing paintings to date

'Creativity is the original and defining trait of our species; and its final objective, self-understanding,' starts Edward Wilson's sweeping exam of the arts and their courting to the sciences. through learning fields as various as paleontology, evolutionary biology and neuroscience, Wilson demonstrates that human creativity all started no longer 10,000 years in the past, as we've lengthy assumed, yet over 100,000 years in the past within the Paleolithic Age. Chronicling the evolution of creativity from primates to people, Wilson exhibits how the arts, largely spurred on via the discovery of language, have performed a formerly unexamined position in defining our species. Exploring a stunning diversity of artistic endeavors - the intuition to create gardens; using metaphors and irony in speech; or the facility of tune and track - Wilson proposes a transformational 'Third Enlightenment' during which the mixing of technology and the arts will let us to realize a deeper realizing of the human , and the way it eventually originated.

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