Creativity in Art, Science, and Mind

26 July 2018 - 27 July 2018

Creativity matters for both the sciences and the arts. First, notions of creativity play crucial roles in artistic practice, aesthetic appreciation, and scientific success. Second, success in science and the arts is often attributed to creative genius, an idea which deserves examination and critique. Third, understanding and reflecting on the nature of creativity has been a focus for researchers of both activities. These factors have led to several fruitful—and until now, largely separate—discussions of the nature and importance of creativity. This conference brings together researchers with an interest in creativity, drawing on aesthetics and philosophy of science, mind, technology, and art. The goal of this conference, held at the University of Cambridge and generously supported by the British Society of Aesthetics, the British Society for the Philosophy of Science and the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, is to make progress on understanding the relationship between intelligence and creativity, the role creativity plays in science and art, and the nature of creativity itself.

Confirmed speakers include:
* Adrian Currie (Cambridge)
* Stacie Friend (Birkbeck, University of London)
* Berys Gaut (University of St Andrews)
* Marta Halina (Cambridge)
* Matthew Kieran (Leeds)
* Anton Killin (Australian National University)
* Alice Murphy (Leeds)
* Henry Shevlin (Cambridge)

Please register here.

Supported by The British Society of Aesthetics and The British Society for the Philosophy of Science.