Rational Creativity (Was Re: Definitions for Transhumanism)

Natasha Vita More (natasha@natasha.cc)
Sun, 19 Apr 1998 13:11:11 -0500

At 03:01 PM 4/18/98 -0700, you wrote:

>In the same vein, I would say that all major scientific advances of the
>past have come from highly creative thinkers.

Free association (Einstein's basic inspiration) is non-rational creativity,
not irrational creativity. Non-rational creativity is not in conflict with
rational creativity.

Rational creativity doesn't exclude the non-rational process of innovation,
inspiration, originality, vision and daring.

Rational thinking is advantageous to creative thinking. If I have a
visionary idea (non-rational creativity) and want to take it to fruition -
produce it - rational thinking is my best bet.

>You cannot get these
>things through "rationalism" alone.

I don't think that anyone is making this claim.

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