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Criteria Of Creativity

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This chapter provides authors views on criteria of creativity. This book offers an interesting perspective on some of the problems connected with the creative process. However, as in so much of the literature on the subject, the book displays a conspicuous lack of attention to the task of providing a conceptual framework within which creativity is to be discussed. In this chapter author reformulate these criteria. Creativity is expected wherever acts in which there is controlled serendipity issue in valuable Novelty Proper. The criteria of creativity are: (1) created outcomes have intelligible structures that are irreducible; (2) the structures of created outcomes are unpredictable; (3) the structures of created outcomes are inherently and usually instrumentally valuable; (4) and the acts that lead to created outcomes include an element of spontaneity so that although they are directed and are controlled, they are discontinuous.

Keywords: conceptual framework; controlled serendipity issue; CREATIVITY; Criteria; Novelty; PROCESSES; PRODUCTS

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