The Philosophy of Creativity: New Essays

2014.08.15 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Elliot Samuel Paul and Scott Barry Kaufman (eds.), The Philosophy of Creativity: New Essays, Oxford University Press, 2014,
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2014.08.15 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Elliot Samuel Paul and Scott Barry Kaufman (eds.), The Philosophy of Creativity: New Essays, Oxford University Press, 2014, 326pp., $49.95 (hbk.), ISBN 9780199836963. Reviewed by K. E. Gover, Bennington College The philosophical tradition has long concerned itself with those aspects of our existence that are distinctively human: justice, knowledge, virtue, consciousness, art, politics, and reason. Creativity, while no less a constitutive feature of human life, has largely escaped philosophical scrutiny, particularly in the Anglo-American work of the past century. It is worth reflecting on why this might be so. Insofar as creativity was seen as the work of divine, irrational, or unconscious forces, it is unsurprising that it did not appear as a subject suitable for conceptual analysis and critical reflection. Creativity is undoubtedly important, but it is not clear what sort of philosophical purchase might. . .

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