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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Public lecture - 'Can There Be an Account of Creativity?', 15th Jan 2014, St Marys University College, London, UK


St Marys University College, Philosophy Department
Royal Institute of Philosophy Public Lecture
 
Can There Be an Account of Creativity?
 
Prof. Derek Matravers, Professor of Philosophy, the Open University
 
Wednesday 15th January 2014
 5.15pm - 6.45pm, followed by a drinks reception
 Senior Common Room, St Marys University College, Twickenham
 

Abstract: 
 
Creativity seems, essentially, bringing something out of nothing. Given this, it looks difficult 
to throw light on its nature. I shall argue that there is something to this claim, and that the 
standard analysis of creativity is uninformative.

 
About the Speaker:
 
Derek Matravers was an undergraduate at UCL, and a graduate student at Cambridge where he obtained 
his PhD in 1991. After three years as a post-doctoral lecturer, he moved to The Open University in 
1994. He has published extensively in aesthetics, as well as ethics and the philosophy of mind. 
His book, Fiction and Narrative, will be published by OUP in May.

 
Registration

All lectures are free and open to the public without registration. Lectures start at 5:15 and last 
for 50 minutes, with 40 minutes for questions. This is then followed by a wine reception.
  
Venue
 
Senior Common Room, St Marys University College, Waldegrave Road, Strawberry Hill, Twickenham, 
TW1 4SX, UK.

Directions to the university: http://www.smuc.ac.uk/contact/directions.htm 
 
For further information, please contact Dr Stephen Rainey : stephen.rainey@smuc.ac.uk