A Mechanism of Creativity

Poetics Today, Vol. 20, No. 3, pp. 397-418, Fall 1999

33 Pages Posted: 10 Jun 2009

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Mark B. Turner

Case Western Reserve University - Department of Cognitive Science

Gilles Fauconnier

University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Cognitive Science

Date Written: September 8, 1999

Abstract

An analysis of the way in which conceptual integration, "blending," underlies human creativity, with examples from mathematics, language, literature, science, journalism, etc.

Keywords: conceptual integration, blending, construction grammar, creativity

Suggested Citation

Turner, Mark B. and Fauconnier, Gilles, A Mechanism of Creativity (September 8, 1999). Poetics Today, Vol. 20, No. 3, pp. 397-418, Fall 1999. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1416435

Mark B. Turner (Contact Author)

Case Western Reserve University - Department of Cognitive Science ( email )

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United States

HOME PAGE: http://markturner.org

Gilles Fauconnier

University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Cognitive Science ( email )

9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0515
United States

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