Creativity matters. We want people to be more creative and admire those who are. Yet creativity is deeply puzzling. Just what is it to be creative? Why is it valuable? Who or what can be creative and how? Creativity and Philosophy is an outstanding collection of specially commissioned chapters by leadign philosophers who explore these problems and many more. It provides a comprehensive and creative picture of creativity, including the following themes: creativity as a virture, imagination, epistemic virtue, moral virtue and personal vice; creativity with and without value, the definition of creativity, creative failures and suffering; creativity in nature, divine creativity and human agency; naturalistic explanations of creativity and the extended mind; creativity in philosophy, mathematics and logic, and the role of heuristics; creativity in art, morality and politics; individual and group creativity. A major feature of the collection is that is explores creativity not only from the perspective of art and aesthetics, but also from a variety of philosophical disciplines, including epistemology, philosophy of mind, philosophical psychology, philosophy of science, political philosophy and ethics--back cover.
Creativity, imagination and intellectual virtue / Robert Audi Intellectual creativity / Jason Baehr Creativity and knowledge / Katherine Hawley Creativity, vanity and narcissism / Matthew Kieran Creativity without value / Alison Hills, Alexander Bird Explicating 'creativity' / Paisley Livingston The value of creativity / Berys Gaut The active and passive life of creativity : an essay in a Platonic key / Charles Taliaferro, Meredith Varie Artistic creativity and suffering / Jennifer Hawkins Creativity and biology / Margaret A. Boden Attributing creativity / Elliot Samuel Paul, Dustin Stokes Explaining creativity / Maria Kronfeldner Talking about more than heads : the embodied, embedded and extended creative mind / Michael Wheeler The social conditions for sustainable technological innovation / Stephen Davies Conceptual creativity in philosophy and logic /M ichael Beaney Creating heuristics for philosophical creativity / Alan Hájek T he art of doing mathematics / Christían Helmut Wenzel Creativity as an artistic merit / James Grant Moral imaginativeness, moral creativity and possible futures / Tim Mulgan Political creativity : a skeptical view / Matthew Noah Smith.