Semiotics 1980 pp 439-443 | Cite as

Semiotic and Creativity

  • Cynthia C. Rostankowski


In this paper a semiotic account of the nature of creativity is suggested and developed. Charles S. Peirce’s theory of signs provides an explanation of what creativity is, as well as accounting for the necessary conditions which must be met in order for an entity to be properly identified as creative. The fine arts provide the focus for this account, since artistic productions suggest strong similarities among themselves in this regard, despite media differences.


Logical Foundation Artistic Production Mental Energy Experienced Element Aesthetic Object 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Cynthia C. Rostankowski
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  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of Santa ClaraSanta ClaraUSA

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