Modes of Creativity

Modes of Creativity Philosophical Perspectives - The MIT Press

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Philosophical reflections on creativity in science, humanities, and human experience as a whole.

In this philosophical exploration of creativity, Irving Singer describes the many different types of creativity and their varied manifestations within and across all the arts and sciences. Singer's approach is pluralistic rather than abstract or dogmatic. His reflections amplify recent discoveries in cognitive science and neurobiology by aligning them with the aesthetic, affective, and phenomenological framework of experience and behavior that characterizes the human quest for meaning.

Creativity has long fascinated Singer, and in Modes of Creativity he carries forward investigations begun in earlier works. Marshaling a wealth of examples and anecdotes ranging from antiquity to the present, about persons as diverse as Albert Einstein and Sherlock Holmes, Singer describes the interactions of the creative and the imaginative, the inventive, the novel, and the original. He maintains that our preoccupation with creativity devolves from biological, psychological, and social bases of our material being; that creativity is not limited to any single aspect of human existence but rather inheres not only in art and the aesthetic but also in science, technology, moral practice, as well as ordinary daily experience.

Book information

ISBN: 9780262518758
Publisher: The MIT Press
Imprint: The MIT Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 128.3
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 328
Weight: 422g
Height: 235mm
Width: 167mm
Spine width: 19mm