Author:
Sam Keenan
Subject:
Applied Science
Material Type:
Module
Level:
Graduate / Professional
Tags:
Creativity and Innovation 1A, Insight, Jung, Kuhn, Paradigm shift, Revolutionary science, Science Literacy, creativity-and-innovation-1a, insight, paradigm-shift, revolutionary-science, science-literacy
License:
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia
Language:
English
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1% SACRED INSPIRATION – HOW TO DO BREAKTHROUGH RESEARCH IN SCIENCE MATHS AND INVENTING

Module Overview

Combining Kuhn and Jung: half edited long version of a ‘step ladder model’ (SLM) for

scientific discovery and paradigm shift research

Sam Keenan*

Learning Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia

(Received 5 December 2014; accepted 7 April 2015)

This half edited book provides the outline of a ‘step ladder model’ (SLM) comprising 13 steps of

scientific discovery making. It incorporates both a ‘leap-off point’ from Kuhn’s

Structure of Scientific Revolutions, and ideas from Jungian psychology to reveal

patterns in the way in which scientific discoveries are made, across 40 examples from

the history of science. The current consensus is that these discoveries are accidental.

This paper aims to provide a model for deliberately making dream-based scientific

discoveries. The key to this model is intrapsychic patterns in how discoveries of this

kind can be made. As these patterns become gradually clearer, greater understanding

of the dream-based scientific discovery-making process can develop. Gradually as a

collective endeavour, as the SLM develops, the dream-based scientific discovery

process can by degrees become less accidental, and progressively more deliberate. Step 13 is included here as suggestions on how to fail as safely as possible while innovating. This is because success cannot be guaranteed and fails outnumber successes overwhelmingly. A background analysis section is also included. Further editing and writing and re-writing is welcomed.

 

Thank you.

Keywords: Kuhn; Jung; paradigm; revolutionary science; inspiration; creativity