Naturalistic Approaches to Creativity

In Wesley Buckwalter & Justin Sytsma (eds.), Blackwell Companion to Experimental Philosophy. Malden, MA: Blackwell. pp. 318–333 (2016)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

This chapter offers a brief characterization of creativity, followed by a review of some of the reasons people have been skeptical about the possibility of explaining creativity. It surveys some of the recent work on creativity that is naturalistic in the sense that it presumes creativity is natural, as opposed to magical, occult, or supernatural, and is therefore amenable to scientific inquiry. The chapter divides into two categories. The broader category is empirical philosophy, which draws on empirical research while addressing questions that have traditionally been regarded as philosophical. The second category is experimental philosophy, a special branch of empirical philosophy in which experiments are designed by philosophers with the explicit purpose of addressing philosophical questions. This categorization is admittedly somewhat artificial, but it is a familiar one in the prevailing division of intellectual labor, and it will be a useful organizational tool for the chapter.

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 93,642

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Introducing THE PHILOSOPHY OF CREATIVITY.Elliot Samuel Paul & Scott Barry Kaufman - 2014 - In Elliot Samuel Paul & Scott Barry Kaufman (eds.), The Philosophy of Creativity. New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 3-14.
Introducing.Scott Barry Kaufman & Elliot Samuel Paul - 2014 - In Elliot Samuel Paul & Scott Barry Kaufman (eds.), The Philosophy of Creativity. New York: Oxford University Press.
Creativity East and West.Yuanyuan Liu - 2020 - Dissertation, University of Edinburgh
Hegel and Creativity.Kenley Dove - 1978 - The Owl of Minerva 9 (4):5-10.
Experimental or Empirical Political Philosophy.Nicole Hassoun - 2016 - In Wesley Buckwalter & Justin Sytsma (eds.), Blackwell Companion to Experimental Philosophy. Malden, MA: Blackwell. pp. 234–246.
Explaining Creativity.Maria Kronfeldner - 2018 - In Berys Gaut & Matthew Kieran (eds.), Routledge Handbook on Creativity and Philosophy. Routledge. pp. 213-29.
Fostering Creativity in Philosophy.David B. Annis - 1998 - Metaphilosophy 29 (1&2):95-106.

Analytics

Added to PP
2023-06-15

Downloads
11 (#351,772)

6 months
6 (#1,472,471)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author Profiles

Dustin Stokes
University of Utah
Elliot Samuel Paul
Queen's University

Citations of this work

Add more citations

References found in this work

Does conceivability entail possibility.David J. Chalmers - 2002 - In Tamar Gendler & John Hawthorne (eds.), Conceivability and Possibility. New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 145--200.
Recreative Minds: Imagination in Philosophy and Psychology.Gregory Currie & Ian Ravenscroft - 2002 - Oxford, GB: Oxford University Press. Edited by Christoph Hoerl.
Experimental Psychology.Robert S. Woodworth - 1940 - Mind 49 (193):63-72.

View all 24 references / Add more references