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Thomas Fisher

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780816698875

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816698875.001.0001

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The Logic of Creativity

The Logic of Creativity

(p.20) 3 The Logic of Creativity
Designing Our Way to a Better World

Thomas Fisher

University of Minnesota Press

This chapter explores the “abductive” logic that underlies design; often viewed as subjective and intuitive, design actually follows a rigorous process that complements other forms of reasoning and that underlies most creative activity. Its lateral, connective ways of working emerges through the insights of Charles Sanders Pierce, whose pragmatist philosophy provides guidance on how best to judge design merit, based on its consequences in addition to its intentions

Keywords:   judging design, abductive logic of design, intuition, artistic rigor, lateral thinking, pragmatism, Charles Sanders Pierce

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