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Procedures and Strategies: Context-Dependence in Creativity

Brinck, Ingar LU (1999) In Philosophica 64(2). p.33-47
Abstract
Recently, it has been suggested that at least somekinds of mental representation are strongly context-dependent. Not only what is represented, but also how, depends on the context and the subject's interaction with it. Theories about situated cognition stress the importance of the subject's bodily presence and physical activity in the environment for representing and thinking. What does this mean for creativity? Context-dependence can, it seems, both impede and support creativity. Is creativity a higher-level cognitive function, or does it mainly rely on good old-fashioned know-how?
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  abstract     = {Recently, it has been suggested that at least somekinds of mental representation are strongly context-dependent. Not only what is represented, but also how, depends on the context and the subject's interaction with it. Theories about situated cognition stress the importance of the subject's bodily presence and physical activity in the environment for representing and thinking. What does this mean for creativity? Context-dependence can, it seems, both impede and support creativity. Is creativity a higher-level cognitive function, or does it mainly rely on good old-fashioned know-how?},
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  language     = {eng},
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  series       = {Philosophica},
  title        = {Procedures and Strategies: Context-Dependence in Creativity},
  volume       = {64},
  year         = {1999},
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