Creativity and the rational error

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1962

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This thesis is intended to show why Renaissance society provided a more favorable environment for the creative writer than the contemporary, technological civilization. Chapter I defines creativity at the level of art as an intuitive, irrational process in which the artists bring something hitherto ineffable into the broad experience of mankind. The communicated vision of the artist is the element of growth in human society, having transforming, regenerative power. Moral content is seldom explicit: the underlying moral principle of art is that life is valuable. [...]

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