The Idea of Creativity

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $169.08
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (1) from $169.08   
  • Used (1) from $169.08   
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any coupons and promotions
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:



New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Very Good
2014 Hardback NEAR FINE Hardback, 350 pp. This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Print on Demand ... title, produced to the highest standard, and there would be a delay in dispatch of around 15 working days. *****PLEASE NOTE: This item is shipping from an authorized seller in Europe. In the event that a return is necessary, you will be able to return your item within the US. To learn more about our European sellers and policies see the BookQuest FAQ section***** Read more Show Less

Ships from: Stroud, Glos, United Kingdom

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Sort by


Seventeen philosophers, scientists and artists consider questions about the intriguing idea of creativity: Is creativity essentially mysterious? Is creativity essentially inspirational or rationalistic? What role does skill play in creativity? What are the criteria of creativity? Should we assign logical priority to creative persons, creative processes, or creative products? How do forms of creativity relate to different domains of human activity? How does creativity relate to self-transformation? How does our knowledge of the circumstances of creativity effect our appreciation of its products? Can a recipient of a creative work also be a creator of it?

Contributors include: Margaret Boden, Larry Briskman, John M. Carvalho, David Davies, Berys Gaut,Rom Harré, Carl R. Hausman, Albert Hofstadter, Arthur Koestler, Michael Krausz, Peter Lamarque, Thomas Leddy, Paisley Livingston, Michael Polany, Dean Keith Simonton, and Francis Sparshott.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789004174443
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/25/2009
  • Series: Philosophy of History and Culture Series , #28
  • Pages: 350
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Krausz (Ph.D., University of Toronto, 1969) is the Milton C. Nahm Professor of Philosophy at Bryn Mawr College. He is author of Rightness and Reasons; Varieties of Relativism (with Rom Harré), Limits of Rightness; and Interpretation and Transformation.

Denis Dutton is currently Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Publications include The Art Instinct: Beauty, Pleasure, and Natural Selection. He edits the Journal Philosophy and Literature and Arts & Letters Daily.

Karen Bardsley, PhD (McGill, 2004) Currently Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Morehead State University. Her research interests include philosophy of film, philosophy of mind, aesthetics, and ethics. In ethics, she has written on the rationality of feelings of gratitude toward nature.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Contributors Introduction, Michael Krausz

Part One. Explaining Creativity: Persons, Processes, and Products

1. Criteria of Creativity, Carl R. Hausman
2. Creative Product and Creative Process in Science and Art, Larry Briskman
3. The Rationality of Creativity, I. C. Jarvie
4. Creativity as a Darwinian Phenomenon: The Blind-Variation and Selective-Retention Model, Dean Keith Simonton
5. Creativity and Skill, Berys Gaut
6. On Bringing a Work into Existence, Peter Lamarque

Part Two. Creativity, Imagination, and Self

7. Poincaré’s ‘Delicate Sieve’: On Creativity and Constraints in the Arts, Paisley Livingston
8. The Creative Imagination, Michael Polanyi
9. Every Horse has a Mouth: A Personal Poetics, F. E. Sparshott
10. Creativity and Self-Transformation, Michael Krausz
11. On the Dialectical Phenomenology of Creativity, Albert Hofstadter
12. The Artistic Relevance of Creativity, David Davies

Part Three. Forms and Domains of Creativity

13. Creativity: How Does it Work?, Margaret Boden
14. The Three Domains of Creativity, Arthur Koestler
15. Creativity in Science, Rom Harré
16. Creative Interpretation of Literary Texts, Thomas Leddy
17. Creativity in Philosophy and the Arts, John M. Carvalho


Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)