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William B. Irvine at Heffers 11th May

For Archimedes, clarity struck while he was taking a bath. For Gustav Mahler, it came as the blades of his oars touched the water. And for Albert Einstein, it emerged while he was talking to a friend. Why do these moments of insight strike so suddenly? What is the neuroscience behind such bolts from the blue? And when great ideas "come to" us, where do they come from? In Aha!: The Moments of Insight that Shape Our World, philosopher William B. Irvine explores these epiphanies, from the minor insights that strike us all daily, to the major realizations that alter the course of history.

This coming Monday 11th May at Heffers Bookshop, William Irvine talks about the moments of insight that have transformed science, maths, art, and religion. Where do they come from? What do they mean? And how can we have them ourselves?

For more information and tickets go to: https://momentsofinsight.eventbrite.co.uk

Posted on 06/05/2015

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