Creativity Naturalized

Kronfeldner M (2009)
Philosophical Quarterly 59(237): 577-592.

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I argue that creativity is compatible with determinism and therefore with naturalistic explanation. I explore different kinds of novelty, corresponding with four distinct concepts of creativity - anthropological, historical, psychological and metaphysical. Psychological creativity incorporates originality and spontaneity. Taken together, these point to the independence of the creative mind from social learning, experience and previously acquired knowledge. This independence is nevertheless compatible with determinism. Creativity is opposed to specific causal factors, but it does not exclude causal determination as such. So creativity can be naturalized.
Stichworte
creativity; freedom; originality; spontaneity; determinism; naturalism
Erscheinungsjahr
2009
Zeitschriftentitel
Philosophical Quarterly
Band
59
Ausgabe
237
Seite(n)
577-592
ISSN
0031-8094
eISSN
1467-9213
Page URI
https://pub.uni-bielefeld.de/record/1590727

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Kronfeldner M. Creativity Naturalized. Philosophical Quarterly. 2009;59(237):577-592.
Kronfeldner, M. (2009). Creativity Naturalized. Philosophical Quarterly, 59(237), 577-592. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9213.2009.637.x
Kronfeldner, M. (2009). Creativity Naturalized. Philosophical Quarterly 59, 577-592.
Kronfeldner, M., 2009. Creativity Naturalized. Philosophical Quarterly, 59(237), p 577-592.
M. Kronfeldner, “Creativity Naturalized”, Philosophical Quarterly, vol. 59, 2009, pp. 577-592.
Kronfeldner, M.: Creativity Naturalized. Philosophical Quarterly. 59, 577-592 (2009).
Kronfeldner, Maria. “Creativity Naturalized”. Philosophical Quarterly 59.237 (2009): 577-592.
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