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ERIC Number: EJ1088994
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1040-0419
The Domain-Specificity of Creativity: Insights from New Phenomenology
Julmi, Christian; Scherm, Ewald
Creativity Research Journal, v27 n2 p151-159 2015
The question of the domain-specificity of creativity represents one of the key questions in creativity research. This article contributes to the discussion by applying insights from "new phenomenology," which is a phenomenological movement from Germany initiated by philosopher Hermann Schmitz. The findings of new phenomenology suggest that creativity is a domain-specific ability with three domains differentiated on the uppermost level: first, the domain of corporeal creativity, which has the task of presenting atmospheres; second, the domain of hermeneutic creativity, which is characterized by dealing with situations; and third, the domain of analytical creativity, which refers to dealing with constellations. These domains can be differentiated further still such that a high consistency of phenomenological approaches with other findings with regard to the question of the domain-specificity of creativity emerges.
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Language: English
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