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Creativity and philosophy / edited by Berys Gaut and Matthew Kieran.

Publication:
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2018.
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xi, 394 pages ; 25 cm
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Subjects:
Creative ability.
Philosophy.
Summary:
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.
Contents:
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.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Gaut, Berys Nigel, editor.
Kieran, Matthew, 1968- editor.
ISBN:
9781138827677
1138827673
9781138827684
1138827681
9781351199797
OCLC:
1004825833