On the Dynamics of Creativity

Part of the IFSR International Series on Systems Science and Engineering book series (IFSR, volume 11)


Creativity is the great mystery at the center of Western culture. We preach order, science, logic and reason. But none of the great accomplishments of science, logic and reason was actually achieved in a scientific, logical, reasonable manner. Every single one must, instead, be attributed to the strange, obscure and definitively irrational process of creative inspiration. Logic and reason are indispensible in the working out ideas, once they have arisen—but the actual conception of bold, original ideas is something else entirely.


Creative Process Fitness Landscape Creative Individual Emergent Pattern Autopoietic System 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1997

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