Encyclopedia of Creativity, Invention, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

2013 Edition
| Editors: Elias G. Carayannis

Science of Creativity

  • Andrei G. AleinikovEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-3858-8_15



The science of creativity is the study of the complex phenomenon of creativity.


As with any new field of research, the creativity research at a certain moment of time develops into a science. Creating (structuring, designing) a new science is an act of creativity. If scientists create new methods of research, new models, new hypotheses, new theories, new devices, new experiments, and these are all creative acts, then the creation of a science can be considered one of the largest creative acts in the field of science. In the history of science, the founders of new sciences are often referred to as “fathers,” such as Gregor Mendel, the father of genetics, or Norbert Wiener, the father of cybernetics.

On the ontological level, the humanity as a whole exists, works, and creates newness of all kinds without thinking about creativity. Then there appears a group of thinkers (philosophers, scientists) who detect some patterns in the...

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  1. 1.International Academy of GeniusMontereyUSA