Creativity and the Evolutionary Viewpoint

  • Sören Halldén
Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 258)


It seems fitting to speak about a “creative” effort only when the outcome leads to surprise. The step which is taken exceeds the limits of the predictable. Then there is a problem of reconstruction: a clever outsider who tries to find out how it was done may find it very difficult to retrace the path which has been followed.


Biological Form Heavenly Body Greek Society Epistemic System Evolutionary Viewpoint 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sören Halldén
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  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyLund UniversitySweden

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