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Organisation and Scientific Discovery



Organisation and Scientific Discovery

John Hurley

ISBN: 978-0-471-96963-1 May 1997 186 Pages


The book takes the view that discovery is the outcome of successful science, and that organisations play a central role in facilitating or inhibiting discovery. John Hurley argues against the theory that creativity only leads to scientific discovery and suggests a model of the processes leading to discovery including both individual and organisational processes.
Discovery and Organisation in Science.

Method, Organisation and Philosophy in Discovery.

The Importance of the Individual in Science.

The Eminent Scientists and Their Organisations.

Organisational Aspects of Freedom and Chance in Relation to Discovery.

Some Considerations on the Organisation of Discovery-Related Science.

The Discovery Zone.