La creatividad en Charles S. Peirce: Abduccion y razonabilidad
(Creativity in Charles S. Peirce: Abduction and reasonableness)
Sara Elena Fernandez de Barrena Marchena
Institution: Universidad de Navarra (
Source: DAI, 66, no. 01C (2003): p. 28
The thought of Charles S. Peirce, philosopher and
scientist, provides some relevant keys for the study of creativity. From the
point of view of Peircean semiotic theory, the creative power of human beings
appears as an inseparable feature of subjectivity, which, as a sign, is
necessarily open and in need of expression and growth. The work offers a
thorough examination of abduction, a logical operation which cannot been explained without reference to the imagination.
Abduction and creative love, which to Peirce is the most important agent in the
evolution of the universe, are the two instruments that make possible the
emergence of novelty and the continuity with what there was before.
Subsequently, the study gives an exploration of the normative sciences -- logic,
ethics, and aesthetics in the Peircean sense -- because they define the domain
of what can be controlled and thereby determine the areas in which creativity
can be developed. Finally, creative action within the Peircean perspective is
shown to be any action that pursues an aim, that seeks to embody the ideal of
reasonableness, and that thereby contributes new intelligibility to the universe
and to our lives.