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The Philosophy of Creativity: New Essays
By Elliot Samuel Paul (editor) and Scott Barry Kaufman (editor)
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Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date May 9, 2014
Pages 326
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780199836963
ISBN-10 0199836965
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.40 lbs.
Original list price $49.95
Other format details university press
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Creativity pervades human life. It is the mark of individuality, the vehicle of self-expression, and the engine of progress in every human endeavor. It also raises a wealth of neglected and yet evocative philosophical questions: What is the role of consciousness in the creative process? How does the audience for a work for art influence its creation? How can creativity emerge through childhood pretending? Do great works of literature give us insight into human nature? Can a computer program really be creative? How do we define creativity in the first place? Is it a virtue? What is the difference between creativity in science and art? Can creativity be taught?

The new essays that comprise The Philosophy of Creativity take up these and other key questions and, in doing so, illustrate the value of interdisciplinary exchange. Written by leading philosophers and psychologists involved in studying creativity, the essays integrate philosophical insights with empirical research.


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