By Michael Fitzgerald
Autism and Creativity is a stimulating examine of male creativity and autism, arguing significant genetic endowment is a prerequisite of genius, and that cultural and environmental elements are less important than has usually been claimed. Chapters at the analysis and psychology of autism set the scene for an in depth exam of a few very important old figures. For example:* within the Indian mathematician Ramanujan, the vintage characteristics of Asperger's syndrome are proven to have coexisted with a unprecedented point of creativity* extra all at once, from the fields of philosophy, politics and literature, scrutiny of Ludwig Wittgenstein, Sir Keith Joseph, Eamon de Valera, Lewis Carroll and William Butler Yeats unearths classical autistic beneficial properties. Autism and Creativity will end up interesting examining not just for pros and scholars within the box of autism and Asperger's syndrome, yet for an individual desirous to understand how members featuring autistic positive aspects have on many events replaced the way in which we comprehend society.
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These are familiar features appearing in virtually all sets of criteria. The essential point of the spectrum concept is that each of the elements of the triad could occur in widely varying degrees of severity and in many different mani-festations. 85 Having observed this variability, she felt that ‘spectrum’ would be a better word, and now the accepted international term is autism spectrum disorders. This book examines individuals at various points of the spectrum, and indeed all the people in this book could be described as meeting criteria for an autism spectrum disorder.
Many of Hitler’s traits seem very autistic. Hitler was interested in art, but failed in his efforts to get into the Vienna Academy. He lived in poverty, unemployed or doing various menial jobs, until he went to Munich and volunteered for service in the First World War, during which he was decorated. It was said that he was quite courageous and never tried to evade dangerous assignments in the war. It is clear that the army gave him a structure that he could adapt to in his own way, and it took him off the streets.
Artificial Intelligence) and Robocop. The increasing robotisation of movies might mean that they would be more attractive to people with HFA/ASP. Tantam15 points out that ‘cognitive difficulties that parallel pragmatic speech problems include a fussiness and search for precision about concepts, which is doomed to failure because no definition exists for them, only competence in their use’. This is what Wittgenstein did in the Tractatus, and then in the Philosophical Investigations he understood the importance of use of language in the social context.
Autism and Creativity: Is There a Link between Autism in Men and Exceptional Ability? by Michael Fitzgerald