The Complexity of Creativity / Edition 1

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This is a volume on the concepts, theories, models and social consequences of creativity. It contains articles by well-known cognitive scientists, economists, mathematicians, philosophers and psychologists.
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Birthed from a workshop Swedish Institute for Future Studies, Venice, 1994, at which one of the contributors "...asserted that not reading textbooks might be the most creativity enhancing technology in education," he and 11 cohorts paradoxically proceed to write essays that may well find use in college seminars in cognitive psychology, education, and philosophy for their delving into the concepts, theories, models, and social consequences of creativity. Factors teased apart by explorers of the elusive ecology of both minor and major league creativity include: motivation, novelty, intelligence, metaphorical thinking, and conducive environments. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792343462
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 11/30/1996
  • Series: Synthese Library Series, #258
  • Edition description: 1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 151
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Table of Contents

Editors' Preamble. The Constraints of Knowledge; M.A. Boden. The Gist of Creativity; I. Brinck. Creativity and the Evolutionary Viewpoint; S. Halldén. The Internal Breeding-Ground of Creativity; G. Smith. Process and Creation; J.W. Brown. A Fourth Grade Experience; D.G. Sarri. Value-Change and Creativity; N.-E. Sahlin. On Creativity in Reasoning; J. Hintikka. Toward a Mathematical Modeling of Creativity; D.G. Saari, A.L. Saari. Creativity - Some Historical Footnotes from Science and Art; A. Karlqvist. The World, the Mind and Mathematics; J.L. Casti. Creativity, Complexity and Qualitative Economic Development; Å.E. Andersson.
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