Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction: The Crossroads of Creativity and Ethics

  3. What Are the Moral Mental Mechanisms Involved in Creativity, and How Do They Develop?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Darcia Narvaez, Kellen Mrkva
      Pages 25-45
    3. Mark Coeckelbergh
      Pages 46-61
    4. Robert J. Sternberg
      Pages 62-74
    5. Qin Li, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
      Pages 75-91
  4. When, How, and Why Does Creativity Lead to Positive or Negative Ethical Impacts—or Both?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Ruth Richards
      Pages 119-136
    3. Lynne C. Vincent, Jack A. Goncalo
      Pages 137-151
    4. Daniel J. Harris, Roni Reiter-Palmon, Gina Scott Ligon
      Pages 170-186
  5. What Role Does Ethics Play in Supporting or Thwarting Creativity?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Vera John-Steiner, Reuben Hersh
      Pages 205-220
    3. Kirsi Tirri
      Pages 221-231
    4. Michael Mumford, David R. Peterson, Alexandra E. Mac, Thomas A. Zeni, Seana Moran
      Pages 265-278
  6. Horizons

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 279-279
    2. Seana Moran
      Pages 281-298
    3. David Cropley, James C. Kaufman, Michelle Murphy, Seana Moran
      Pages 299-307
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 308-325

About this book


The Ethics of Creativity illuminates the thorny issues that arise when novel creative ideas collide with what we believe to be 'right' or 'good'. This book tackles questions of when creativity and ethics tend to coincide and when conflict, and how both might be harnessed to support a brighter future for all.


Creativity Ethics conflict creativity development education ethics Howard Gardner identity James C. Kaufman morality

Editors and affiliations

  • Seana Moran
    • 1
  • David Cropley
    • 2
  • James C. Kaufman
    • 3
  1. 1.Clark UniversityUSA
  2. 2.University of South AustraliaAustralia
  3. 3.University of ConnecticutUSA

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