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ERIC Number: ED314769
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov-18
Pages: 32
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Bus--Bath--Bed: A Rationale for Irrational Predicate Identifications in the Service of Creativity.
Dart, Peter
Creativity theory supports the conclusion that when a person recognizes the isomorphism in an analogic construct, that insight is the essentially creative act. Infraconscious mentation is more likely to produce insightful analogies than is rigorous, willful, consciously rational mentation, because infraconscious mentation, operating in the mode of magmatic flux, generates isomorphic significance by means of identification of predicates that offer more opportunities for creative syntheses than are afforded by rational/logical identification of subjects. Infraconscious mentation can be fostered by adopting conditions common to bus-bath-bed (well known venues of inspiration). (Eighteen references are attached.) (Author/SR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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