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On Creativity

On Creativity

Günter Blamberger
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Sudhir Kakar
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The concept of genius has been a subject of much speculation and debate since the eighteenth century. However, in a world obsessed with creative genius and the possibilities of the human imagination, the actual workings of the creative process and its psychological underpinnings remain a mystery.
In On Creativity, a group of experts seeks to unlock this enigma.The essays of Sudhir Kakar, Günter Blamberger and Weihua Niu provide a cross-cultural perspective, comparing historical and actual concepts of creativity in the East and the West. The essays of Patrick Mahony, James Kaufman and Margaret Boden offer an interdisciplinary perspective, demonstrating the successes and limits of the psychoanalytical and psychological approaches to understanding creativity while also discussing cognitive biology as the seemingly most promising approach to solving the puzzle of the creative mind.
Brilliant, lucid and thought-provoking, these essays examine and illumine the reasons that compel us to innovate further.

Imprint: India Viking

Published: Feb/2015

ISBN: 9780670088072

Length : 208 Pages

MRP : ₹499.00

On Creativity

Günter Blamberger
,
Sudhir Kakar

The concept of genius has been a subject of much speculation and debate since the eighteenth century. However, in a world obsessed with creative genius and the possibilities of the human imagination, the actual workings of the creative process and its psychological underpinnings remain a mystery.
In On Creativity, a group of experts seeks to unlock this enigma.The essays of Sudhir Kakar, Günter Blamberger and Weihua Niu provide a cross-cultural perspective, comparing historical and actual concepts of creativity in the East and the West. The essays of Patrick Mahony, James Kaufman and Margaret Boden offer an interdisciplinary perspective, demonstrating the successes and limits of the psychoanalytical and psychological approaches to understanding creativity while also discussing cognitive biology as the seemingly most promising approach to solving the puzzle of the creative mind.
Brilliant, lucid and thought-provoking, these essays examine and illumine the reasons that compel us to innovate further.

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Günter Blamberger

Günter Blamberger is the professor of German philology at the University of Cologne and, since 2009, has been the director of the Internationales Kolleg Morphomata (Centre for Advanced Study in the Humanities, Cologne). A renowned scholar and writer, he is the author of several works including Figuring Death, Figuring Creativity: On the Power of Aesthetic Ideas. He has received visiting scholarships in Stanford, Melbourne, Parma, Adelaide and Krakow, and was awarded the Humanities International for the best book in the humanities in Germany in 2011.

Sudhir Kakar

Sudhir Kakar is a distinguished psychoanalyst and writer. He has written seventeen highly acclaimed books of non-fiction, which include, among others, The Inner World (now in its sixteenth printing since its first publication in 1978), Shamans, Mystics and Doctors, Intimate Relations, The Colours of Violence and, most recently , Young Tagore : The Makings of a Genius.

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