ARCHITECTONIC OF KNOWLEDGE Philosophical and Aesthetic Inspiration in Physics – Nonverbal Sources of Scientific Knowledge
Jerzy Wojtkowiak 1 1 - MAeS 2011; 12 (1): ICID: 1093917 Article type: Original article IC™ Value: 3.00
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Physicists find the truth of a scientific theory both in the subject as well as in the agent of cognition, however, more often they speak about discovering the laws of nature, less than about their creation. This paper summarises examples of the development and diffusion of both concepts, showing examples of non‑verbal thinking in the sources of knowledge and scientific discovery up until the stage of presentation of the theory. Since the “Copernican turn in thinking”, Kant’s critics ascribe a greater role within personal knowledge and increasing the role of non‑verbal, without any philosophical categories, building knowledge like mechanisms. Aesthetic of discovery is treated either as a non‑verbal cognition or as a perception of beauty. This kind of „beauty”, often associated with the truth, is created or discovered in the process of observation of nature, when knowledge creates beings that are in fact models of reality characterised by subjective and aesthetic artefact.