© 1994

Artificial Intelligence and Creativity

An Interdisciplinary Approach

  • Terry Dartnall

Part of the Studies in Cognitive Systems book series (COGS, volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Prologue

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Margaret Boden
      Pages 3-26
  3. Foundational Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Terry Dartnall
      Pages 29-42
    3. Roger Wales, Stephanie Thornton
      Pages 93-105
    4. Graham Priest
      Pages 107-115
    5. Richard McDonough
      Pages 117-135
  4. Creativity and Cognition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Graeme S. Halford, Robert Levinson
      Pages 139-144
    3. J. Wiles, G. S. Halford, J. E. M. Stewart, M. S. Humphreys, W. H. Wilson, J. D. Bain
      Pages 145-159
    4. Robert Levinson
      Pages 161-179
    5. Toby Walsh
      Pages 181-193
    6. Maurita Harney
      Pages 195-208
  5. Creativity and Connectionism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Anthony Dekker, Paul Farrow
      Pages 217-231

About this book


Creativity is one of the least understood aspects of intelligence and is often seen as `intuitive' and not susceptible to rational enquiry. Recently, however, there has been a resurgence of interest in the area, principally in artificial intelligence and cognitive science, but also in psychology, philosophy, computer science, logic, mathematics, sociology, and architecture and design. This volume brings this work together and provides an overview of this rapidly developing field. It addresses a range of issues. Can computers be creative? Can they help us to understand human creativity? How can artificial intelligence (AI) enhance human creativity? How, in particular, can it contribute to the `sciences of the artificial', such as design? Does the new wave of AI (connectionism, geneticism and artificial life) offer more promise in these areas than classical, symbol-handling AI? What would the implications be for AI and cognitive science if computers could not be creative?
These issues are explored in five interrelated parts, each of which is introducted and explained by a leading figure in the field.
- Prologue (Margaret Boden)
- Part I: Foundational Issues (Terry Dartnall)
- Part II: Creativity and Cognition (Graeme S. Halford and Robert Levinson)
- Part III: Creativity and Connectionism (Chris Thornton)
- Part IV: Creativity and Design (John Gero)
- Part V: Human Creativity Enhancement (Ernest Edmonds)
- Epilogue (Douglas Hofstadter)
For researchers in AI, cognitive science, computer science, philosophy, psychology, mathematics, logic, sociology, and architecture and design; and anyone interested in the rapidly growing field of artificial intelligence and creativity.


Connectionism Creativity Evolution Memory Mind Prolog Thought artificial intelligence artificial life cognition cognitive science intelligence modeling philosophy problem solving

Editors and affiliations

  • Terry Dartnall
    • 1
  1. 1.Computing and Information TechnologyGriffith UniversityBrisbaneAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Artificial Intelligence and Creativity
  • Book Subtitle An Interdisciplinary Approach
  • Editors T. Dartnall
  • Series Title Studies in Cognitive Systems
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-3061-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-4457-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-017-0793-0
  • Series ISSN 0924-0780
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 458
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cognitive Psychology
    Philosophy of Mind
    Computational Linguistics
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