Abstract

Are music and science different types of intelligence (as posited in the context of Howard Gardner's multiple intelligences), or are they two manifestations of common ways of thinking? By focusing on scientists who have been musicians and on the ways they have used their musical knowledge to inform their scientific work, the author argues in this article that music and science are two ways of using a common set of "tools for thinking" that unify all disciplines. He explores the notion that creative individuals are usually polymaths who think in trans-disciplinary ways.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1530-9282
Print ISSN
0024-094X
Pages
pp. 63-68
Launched on MUSE
2001-02-01
Open Access
No
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