Notes

1. Margaret A. Boden is credited with this distinction. She calls what I’ve termed “creativity” “P-creativity,” for “psychologically creative,” which she contrasts with “historical creativity (H-creativity),” which results in something “new to the whole of human thought.” See Margaret A. Boden, “Creativity and Artificial Intelligence: A Contradiction in Terms?” in Elliot Paul and Scott Barry Kaufman, eds., The Philosophy of Creativity (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014), 224-46.

  • 2. See Jonathan Bender, LEGO: A Love Story (Hoboken: Wiley, 2010), 61.
  • 3. See Plato, Ion, trans. Paul Woodruff, in Plato: Complete Works, ed. John Cooper (Indianapolis: Hackett, 1997), 937-49.
  • 4. Kant’s great work The Critique of Judgment (1790) discusses aesthetics and art at length, but a more accessible discussion of Kant and some of his insights can be found in Dustin Stokes, “The Role of Imagination in Creativity,” in Elliot Paul and Scott Barry Kaufman, eds., The Philosophy of Creativity (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014), 157-84.
  • 5. Christopher Shields provides an insightful discussion of Aristotle’s Poetics in Chapter 10 of his Aristotle (New York: Routledge, 2007), 375-97.
  • 6. Quoted in Blackburn, Simon, “Creativity and Not-So-Dumb Luck,” in Elliot Paul and Scott Barry Kaufman, eds., The Philosophy of Creativity (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014), 157-84.
  • 7. Ibid., 152-3.
  • 8. After all, the adult fans of LEGO watching the film probably have a lot in common with Finn’s father!
  • 9. See Bence Nanay, “An Experiential Account of Creativity,” in Elliot Paul and Scott Barry Kaufman, eds., The Philosophy of Creativity (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014), 17-38.
  • 10. See Roy F. Baumeister et al., “Creativity and Consciousness: Evidence from Psychology Experiments,” in Elliot Paul and Scott Barry Kaufman, eds., The Philosophy of Creativity (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014), 185-99.
  • 11. Chuang-tzu, The Inner Chapters, trans. A.C. Graham (Indianapolis: Hackett, 2001), 63-4.
 
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