On Creativity in Reasoning

  • Jaakko Hintikka
Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 258)


In my native language, Finnish, the word for creating, luoda, means etymologically “throwing” or “throwing out” or even “throwing out of the way”. This etymological meaning explains why the very same word is applied to shoveling snow. Last winter, living as I do in the Boston area, I spent more time than usual in “creative” work in the Finnish sense of the word.


Model Construction Deductive Reasoning Natural Deduction Deductive Logic Definitory Rule 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jaakko Hintikka
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  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyBoston UniversityUSA

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