1st Edition

Intuition: The Inside Story Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Edited By Robbie Davis-Floyd, P. Sven Arvidson Copyright 1997

    Science could never have proceeded without the creativity of intuition--yet intuition is poorly understood and poorly studied. In Intuition: The Inside Story, scholars explore the nature of intuition and its practical place in the social and behavioral sciences and the arts. These contributors present the latest theoretical developments and research and provide every day examples of intuition from the lab and field. They discuss the nature and experience of intuition from the perspectives of anthropology, philosophy, physics, engineering, psychology, medicine and midwifery.

    Contributors include: Marcie Boucouvalas, Guy Burneko, Brenda J. Dunne, Jeremy Hayward, Charles Laughlin, Evelyn Monsay, Anne Pineault, Luci Roncalli and Joe Sheridan.

    Part I The Nature of Intuition; Chapter 1 Intuition, Marcie Boucouvalas; Chapter 2 The Nature of Intuition, Charles Laughlin; Chapter 3 Looking Intuit, P. Sven Arvidson; Chapter 4 Sacred Land—Sacred Stories, Joe Sheridan, Anne Pineault; Chapter 5 Wheels Within Wheels, Building the Earth, Guy Burneko; Part II Intuition, Science, and Praxis; Chapter 6 Intuition in the Development of Scientific Theory and Practice, Evelyn H. Monsay; Chapter 7 Subjectivity and Intuition in the Scientific Method, Brenda J. Dunne; Chapter 8 Thought, Action, and Intuition in Practice-Oriented Disciplines, Bob Harbort; Chapter 9 Intuition as Authoritative Knowledge in Midwifery and Homebirth, Robbie Davis-Floyd, Elizabeth Davis; Chapter 10 Standing by Process, Lucia Roncalli;


    Robbie Davis Floyd is a Research Fellow in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Texas, Austin. She is author of Birth as an American Rite of Passage (1992) and co-editor of Childbirth and Authoritative Knowledge: Cross-Cultural Perspectives. P. Sven Arvidson is Assistnat Professor of Philosophy at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Ohio and is at work on Chaos and Boundlessness: Reality, Morality and Limits in Consciousness.