The Role of Metaphorical Thinking in the Creativity of Scientific Discourse

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dc.contributor.author Sanchez-Ruiz, Maria-José
dc.contributor.author Santos, Manuela Romo
dc.contributor.author Jiménez, Juan Jiménez,
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-18T08:31:42Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-18T08:31:42Z
dc.date.copyright 2013
dc.date.issued 2016-04-18
dc.identifier.issn 1040-0419 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/3587
dc.description.abstract This article critically reviews the extant literature on scientific creativity and metaphorical thinking. Metaphorical thinking is based on a conceptual transfer of relationships or mapping, from a well-known source domain to a poorly known target domain, which could result in creative outcomes in sciences. Creativity leads to products that are deemed to be novel and original as well as useful and adaptive. After reviewing the concepts of metaphor and analogy and the types of metaphor identified in the literature, the relationships traditionally theorized between metaphors and creativity from different scientific disciplines were discussed, with special focus on the psychology of creativity. The empirical study of the links between creativity and metaphors can contribute to a better understanding of the scientific process. Promising lines for future research are advanced, such as the exploration of the relationship between the presence of certain types of metaphors in scientific theories and the level of creativity of such theories. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title The Role of Metaphorical Thinking in the Creativity of Scientific Discourse en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201005175 en_US
dc.author.woa N/A en_US
dc.author.department Social Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Creativity Research Journal en_US
dc.journal.volume 25 en_US
dc.journal.issue 4 en_US
dc.article.pages 361-368 en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10400419.2013.843316 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Sanchez-Ruiz, M. J., Santos, M. R., & Jiménez, J. J. (2013). The role of metaphorical thinking in the creativity of scientific discourse. Creativity Research Journal, 25(4), 361-368. en_US
dc.author.email maria-jose.sanchez-ruiz@lau.edu.lb
dc.identifier.url http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10400419.2013.843316

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