The Nature of Creativity

Nature's harmony from painting by E. Lamasure, circa 1910.

Nature's harmony from painting by E. Lamasure, circa 1910. (Image courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division [reproduction number, LC-USZC4-6018 (color film copy transparency.)])


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Fall 2005



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This course is an introduction to problems about creativity as it pervades human experience and behavior. Questions about imagination and innovation are studied in relation to the history of philosophy as well as more recent work in philosophy, affective psychology, cognitive studies, and art theory. Readings and guidance are aligned with the student's focus of interest.

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Irving Singer. 24.263 The Nature of Creativity. Fall 2005. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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