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ERIC Number: EJ1137207
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0826-4805
Organic Creativity and the Faustian Bargain: Reconciling Opposites
Sriraman, Bharath
Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, v48 n2 p117-128 May 2017
The aim of this article is to provide the reader, or anyone interested in creativity, a glimpse into the findings of existing psychological and psychiatric literature on manic depression, its occurrence in creative individuals, ways in which it manifests and affects their functioning and creative output (positively and negatively), and the lessons one can draw from these individuals attempts to creatively associate and even reconcile opposite positions. The literature from educational philosophy, psychology and psychiatry is used as a lens to examine mythological, biographical and autobiographical accounts of the lives of creative individuals, particularly frames or episodes of their mind. The construct of "happiness" is deconstructed with didactical implications for education.
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Language: English
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