Dimensions of Creativity
Edited by Margaret A. Boden
Dimensions of Creativity by Margaret A. Boden
Book DescriptionDimensions of Creativity brings together original articles that draw on a range of disciplines -- from the history and sociology of science, psychology, philosophy, and artificial intelligence -- to ask how creative ideas arise, and whether creativity can be objectively defined and measured. Margaret Boden and her colleagues Simon Schaffer, Gerd Gigerenzer, David N. Perkins, Howard Gardner, Colin Martindale, and Hans J. Eysenck demonstrate that creativity requires not only challenging new ideas but their acceptance by some relevant social group. Although some new ideas can arise as novel associations, others are generated by exploiting structural features of an existing conceptual space. Strong motivations often drive the creators and those who evaluate and perpetuate their work. The seven essays -- although very different -- are complementary. The book can serve as an up-to-date introduction to the study of creativity in various disciplines. The many references provide a way into the relevant literature. A Bradford Book
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780262522199
(224mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Imprint: MIT Press
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Sep-1996
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Margaret A. Boden
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Creativity and Art, Paperback (October 2012)
Margaret Boden presents a series of essays in which she explores the nature of creativity in a wide range of art forms. Creativity is the generation of novel, surprising, and valuable ideas. Boden identifies three forms of creativity (combinational, exploratory, and transformational) each eliciting a different form of surprise.
Creative Mind, Hardback (September 2003)
This work uses examples such as jazz improvization, chess, story writing, physics, and the music of Mozart together with computing models from the field of artificial intelligence to uncover the nature of human creativity in the arts, science and everyday life.
Philosophy of Artificial Life, Paperback (April 1996)» View all books by Margaret A. Boden
This new volume in the long-running and successful Oxford Readings in Philosophy series offers a selection of the most important philosophical work in the new and fast-growing interdisciplinary area of artificial life. It will set the agenda for future study and research.
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