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November 27th, 2012

The Creative Mind

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Forum for Philosophy

November 27th, 2012

The Creative Mind

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Margaret Boden/ Gregory Currie/ Nicholas Royle/ Kristina Musholt

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Tuesday 27 November 2012, 6.30 – 8pm
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

Margaret Boden, Research Professor of Cognitive Science, University of Sussex, and Fellow of the British Academy

Gregory Currie, Professor of Philosophy, University of Nottingham

Nicholas Royle, Professor of English, University of Sussex

Chair: Kristina Musholt, LSE Fellow, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method and Deputy Director of the Forum for European Philosophy

Creativity is among the most treasured human traits, and many of us admire and strive for more creativity in our lives. But what exactly constitutes creativity, and how is it possible? Is creative thinking something that can be learned? Can it be modelled on computers? And if so, what can we learn from such modelling? This panel discussed these and related questions from the perspectives of philosophy, literature and cognitive science.

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