Foundations of Science

, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp 325–336 | Cite as

Deductive and ampliative adaptive logics as tools in the study of creativity

  • Joke Meheus


In this paper, I argue that logic hasan important role to play in the methodological studyof creativity. I also argue, however, that onlyspecial kinds of logic enable one to understand thereasoning involved in creative processes. I show thatdeductive and ampliative adaptive logics areappropriate tools in this respect.

discovery creativity methodology adaptive logics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joke Meheus
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  1. 1.Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science, Department of PhilosophyUniversity of GhentGentBelgium

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