Understanding creativity

Viktor Dörfler, Zoltán Baracskai, Jolán Velencei

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We have never seen creativity. More precisely, we have never seen the creative process; what we have seen is the creative individual (ex ante) and the outcome of creativity (ex post). Therefore we try to understand creativity by examining creative individuals and their creations. In this paper we only consider the creation of new knowledge. We draw on a wide variety of backgrounds. We wander into the area of cognitive psychology to investigate who is talented for creativity. We also draw on arts, history and philosophy of science, stories of mystics, some great novels and essays we have read as well as our experience in both working with creatives and creating new knowledge. Based on this shaky foundation we will describe creativity as illumination, through jokes, as a quest for harmony, as being kissed by the muse.
LanguageEnglish
Pages18-26
Number of pages9
JournalTransactions on Advanced Research
Volume6
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2010

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Keywords

  • creativity
  • intuition
  • tacit knowledge
  • talent
  • harmony

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Dörfler, V., Baracskai, Z., & Velencei, J. (2010). Understanding creativity. Transactions on Advanced Research, 6(2), 18-26.
Dörfler, Viktor ; Baracskai, Zoltán ; Velencei, Jolán. / Understanding creativity. In: Transactions on Advanced Research. 2010 ; Vol. 6, No. 2. pp. 18-26.
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