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ERIC Number: EJ903981
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-1533-2276
Critique of "Where Does Creativity Fit into a Productivist Industrial Model of Knowledge Production?"
Harris, Carole Ruth
Gifted and Talented International, v25 n1 p103-105 Aug 2010
This article presents the author's comments on Hisham Ghassib's article entitled "Where Does Creativity Fit into a Productivist Industrial Model of Knowledge Production?" In his article, Ghassib (2010) provides an overview of the philosophical foundations that led to exact science, its role in what was later to become a driving force in the modern economy, and its association with creative productivity. Ghassib (2010) posits that the creative aspects of science transformed science from an isolated, highly individualized activity within a mythico-metaphysical context to a widely accepted product-oriented industry powered by creativity. The author points out that Ghassib's article raises many questions and engages in important inquiry, addressing the concept of science as industry. A thought-provoking, cerebral approach to an important underlying issue in the development of creativity in the context of modern society, the article would benefit greatly by defining terms, expanding definitions, and providing an historical time line to clarify the questions, to substantiate the assertions, and to assist the reader to understand the connections and their relationship to creativity and knowledge production.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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