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Cognitive Innovation and Social Innovation. Creativity Models in Art History, Psychology and Neurosciences

16 March 2015 to 23 March 2015
San Francesco - Via della Quarquonia 1 (Classroom 2 )
In the humanities, innovation, with the definition of new “trees of knowledge,” entails drastic changes in criteria of aesthetic and moral judgment. How is it that we abruptly reject our habitual perspectives of evaluation? What pacts or alliances between disciplines seem to suddenly overcome the dull routine of academic specialism and join forces to design new worlds? The current discussion on “divergent thinking” and cognitive innovation may constitute the most appropriate investigative framework for trying out multiple perspectives and new epistemic collaborations. We can strategically ignore the barriers of disciplinary formalities and invite art historians and cognitive scientists to take part in an ambitious conversation on the relations between culture, ethics and politics considered from various determinant points of view.
Dantini , Michele