A Discourse on Novelty and Creation
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Carl Hausman presents here a sustained and systematic examination of the problems of constructing a framework for understanding the concept of creativity. His discussion is unique in focusing systematically on problems of understanding creativity, examining our assumptions about what we take to be creative, and the possibility of seeing how creativity fits into a world that we expect to behave in rational patterns. In a careful examination of this complex phenomena, Hausman suggests a way of approaching creativity in terms of a novel theory of metaphor.
Carl R. Hausman is Professor of Philosophy at Pennsylvania State University. His writings in aesthetics and metaphysics have been published in several journals and books.
"Carl Hausman's Discourse on Novelty and Creation is an extremely subtle analysis of the problem of novelty in art, and the catholicity of Hausman's reading makes this work stand out from all other treatments, usually analytical, of this subject. I am impressed with the thoroughness and imagination of this book." — Robert C. Neville