Try Premium for 30 days

Live games for all NFL, MLB, NBA, & NHL teams
Commercial-Free Music
No Display Ads
The Origins of Creativity-logo

The Origins of Creativity

Edward O. Wilson

"Creativity is the unique and defining trait of our species; and its ultimate goal, self-understanding," begins Edward O. Wilson's sweeping examination of the humanities and its relationship to the sciences. By studying fields as diverse as paleontology, evolutionary biology, and neuroscience, Wilson demonstrates that human creativity began not 10,000 years ago, as we have long assumed, but over 100,000 years ago in the Paleolithic Age. Chronicling the evolution of creativity from primates to humans, Wilson shows how the humanities, in large part spurred on by the invention of language, have played a previously unexamined role in defining our species. Exploring a surprising range of creative endeavors-the instinct to create gardens, the use of metaphors and irony in speech, the power of music and song- Wilson proposes a transformational "Third Enlightenment" in which the blending of science and humanities will enable a deeper understanding of the human condition and how it ultimately originated.

"Creativity is the unique and defining trait of our species; and its ultimate goal, self-understanding," begins Edward O. Wilson's sweeping examination of the humanities and its relationship to the sciences. By studying fields as diverse as paleontology, evolutionary biology, and neuroscience, Wilson demonstrates that human creativity began not 10,000 years ago, as we have long assumed, but over 100,000 years ago in the Paleolithic Age. Chronicling the evolution of creativity from primates to humans, Wilson shows how the humanities, in large part spurred on by the invention of language, have played a previously unexamined role in defining our species. Exploring a surprising range of creative endeavors-the instinct to create gardens, the use of metaphors and irony in speech, the power of music and song- Wilson proposes a transformational "Third Enlightenment" in which the blending of science and humanities will enable a deeper understanding of the human condition and how it ultimately originated.
More Information

Description:

"Creativity is the unique and defining trait of our species; and its ultimate goal, self-understanding," begins Edward O. Wilson's sweeping examination of the humanities and its relationship to the sciences. By studying fields as diverse as paleontology, evolutionary biology, and neuroscience, Wilson demonstrates that human creativity began not 10,000 years ago, as we have long assumed, but over 100,000 years ago in the Paleolithic Age. Chronicling the evolution of creativity from primates to humans, Wilson shows how the humanities, in large part spurred on by the invention of language, have played a previously unexamined role in defining our species. Exploring a surprising range of creative endeavors-the instinct to create gardens, the use of metaphors and irony in speech, the power of music and song- Wilson proposes a transformational "Third Enlightenment" in which the blending of science and humanities will enable a deeper understanding of the human condition and how it ultimately originated.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jonathan Hogan

Length:

5h 34m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

15:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

25:22


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

19:01


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

10:53


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

16:43


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

25:45


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

20:40


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

12:16


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

23:01


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:55


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:22


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

25:48


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

13:36


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

20:47


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

18:21


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:32


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

20:18


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:37


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:22


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

25:09


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

00:36