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Creative Cognition in a Modular Mind

Peter Carruthers

in The Architecture of the Mind

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199207077
eISBN:
9780191708909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207077.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter argues that all creative thought ultimately reduces to creative action. On this account, action schemata are activated creatively and rehearsed, issuing in globally broadcast imagery ... More


Mental Imagery and Creative Thought

DAVID G. PEARSON

in Imaginative Minds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264195
eISBN:
9780191734540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264195.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Mental imagery is the quasi-perceptual state of consciousness in which the mind appears to be able to create sensory-like experience. It is often cited as having a crucial role in creative thought; ... More


The Creative Action Theory of Creativity

Peter Carruthers

in The Innate Mind, Volume 3: Foundations and the Future

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195332834
eISBN:
9780199868117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332834.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Most models of creative thought and creative activity assume that thought is normally the precursor of action: we think first, then we act. This chapter argues that creative action can't be reduced ... More


Art as Aesthetic Creation

Nick Zangwill

in Aesthetic Creation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261871
eISBN:
9780191718670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261871.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter articulates and defends the view that a work of art is the intentional product of aesthetic creative thought. The view, roughly, is that someone has an insight into an ... More


Electrons and Disorder in Solids

V. F. Gantmakher

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198567561
eISBN:
9780191718267
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567561.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This book contains modern concepts about the physics of electrons in solids. It is written using a minimum of mathematics, with the emphasis on various physical models aimed at stimulating creative ... More


The Constraining Effects of Initial Ideas

Steven M. Smith

in Group Creativity: Innovation through Collaboration

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195147308
eISBN:
9780199893720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147308.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter focuses on the rare form of creative cognition, that which leads to revolutionary ideas. The case is made, with supporting empirical evidence, that prior experience can sometimes block ... More


Creative thinking: the mystery myth

Ken Gilhooly

in Tall Tales about the Mind and Brain: Separating fact from fiction

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198568773
eISBN:
9780191693779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568773.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter proposes that creativity emerges out of a three-way process between an individual, his or her domain of work and the audience of knowledgeable peers and judges. However, this chapter ... More


Resilience and creativity

Nigel Hartley

in Resilience in Palliative Care: Achievement in adversity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199206414
eISBN:
9780191730320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206414.003.0018
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter examines the role of creativity in resilience in the palliative care setting. It discusses the common knowledge that many famous artists create in order to survive and highlights the ... More


Psychological and Neurological Sources of Uniquely Human Forms of Prosocial Conduct

Dennis L. Krebs

in The Origins of Morality: An Evolutionary Account

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199778232
eISBN:
9780199897261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778232.003.0027
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Social Psychology

In this chapter, it is argued that because uniquely-human forms of prosocial conduct stem from mechanisms in the human brain, understanding how the brain evolved supplies a basis for understanding ... More


From Tools to Theories: A Heuristic of Discovery

Gerd Gigerenzer

in Adaptive Thinking: Rationality in the Real World

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195153729
eISBN:
9780199849222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195153729.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter is about the impact of new technologies on creative thinking — an impact of a productive rather than a disruptive kind. New tools can suggest new scientific ideas and metaphors about ... More


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