Dissertation Abstract




La creatividad en Charles S. Peirce: Abduccion y razonabilidad

(Creativity in Charles S. Peirce: Abduction and reasonableness)


Sara Elena Fernandez de Barrena Marchena


Degree:           Ph.D.

Year:             2003

Pages:            00452

Institution:      Universidad de Navarra (Spain); 5864


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.


Language:         Spanish


Descriptor:       PHILOSOPHY

Accession No:     AAIC819029

Provider:        OCLC

Database:         Dissertations