Creativity in Building a Philosophy

Part of the American University Publications in Philosophy book series (MNPL, volume 29)


It is appropriate that a philosophical lecture on creativity be properly dedicated to the suitable powers of Being. Consequently, I should like to dedicate this presentation to Dionysus, the god of ecstasy, irrationality, vitality and creativity, without whose blessing this lecture will neither speak properly about creativity, nor exhibit creativity. I would petition the god that it might do both, and so with what J. L. Austin would call a performatory utterance it is done, and is so dedicated. So be it! We shall return to this dedication so that one may see its relevance before we are finished.


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