A Discourse on Novelty and Creation

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789024717231
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 5/31/1975
  • Edition description: 1975
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 171
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Problem, its Background, and a Sketch of its Treatment.- I. Production and Radical Creation.- A. Novelty Proper.- 1. Individuality and Radical Newness.- 2. Form.- a. Form, structures, and valuation.- b. Form and novelty, some problems and puzzles.- B. Novelty Proper and Creative Acts.- 1. Imitation and Craftsmanship.- 2. Creative Process and Critical Control.- 3. Creative Achievement and Duplication of Novelty.- C. Value and Creativity.- 1. Instrumental Value.- 2. Instrumental Value and Tradition.- 3. Inerent Value.- II. Spontaneity: The Paradox and the Possibility of Explanation.- A. General Remarks about Explanation.- B. The Paradox of Creativity.- 1. Whitehead and Explanation.- 2. The Paradox in the Context of the Husserlian Account of Consciousness.- 3. Nicolai Hartmann’s Acknowledgement of the Radical Puzzle.- C. The Reality of Spontaneity and the Challenge of Determinism.- 1. Positivism.- 2. Teleological Determinism.- 3. Mechanistic Determinism.- D. Intelligibility and the Resources of Language.- III. Language and the Aesthetic Structure of Novelty.- A. Originative Speech as Oblique Expression.- 1. Language and Speech.- 2. Speech and Implements.- B. Speech and Metaphors.- 1. Indirect Speech and Metaphor in Art, Science, and Philosophy.- 2. Metaphors and the Organic Character of Art.- 3. Metaphors as Constitutive Negations.- 4. Metaphors and “Family Resemblances”.- C. Metaphors and the Intelligibility of Created Objects.- 1. Metaphorical Expression and Paradox.- 2. The Structure of Novelty.- 3. Intelligibility and Familiarity.- IV. Fundamental Paradox and Intelligibility.- A. The Absurd.- B. Two Loci of the Absurd.- C. The Second Model of Intelligibility.- D. The Possibility of a Third Model of Intelligibility.

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