Ancient views[ edit ] Most ancient cultures, including thinkers of Ancient Greece Ancient Chinaand Ancient India lacked the concept of creativity, seeing art as a form of discovery and not creation. The ancient Greeks had no terms corresponding to "to create" or "creator" except for the expression "poiein" "to make"which only applied to poiesis poetry and to the poietes poet, or "maker" who made it.
Definitions of knowledge According to Webster's Dictionary, knowledge is "the fact or condition of knowing something with familiarity gained through experience or association". In practice, though, there are many possible, equally plausible definitions of knowledge.
A frequently used definition of knowledge is "the ideas or understandings which an entity possesses that are used to take effective action to achieve the entity's goal s. This knowledge is specific to the entity which created it. In everyday language, it has long been the practice to distinguish between information — data arranged in meaningful patterns — and knowledge — which has Creativity management been regarded as something that is believed, that is true for pragmatic knowledge, that works and that is reliable.
In recent times, theoretical objections to the concept of truth e. The interchangeable use of information and knowledge can be confusing if it is not made clear that knowledge is being used in a new and unusual sense, and can seem unscrupulous insofar as the intent is to attach the prestige of true knowledge to mere information.
It also tends to obscure the fact that while it can be extremely easy and quick to transfer information from one place to another, knowledge is sticky: In assessing attempts to define knowledge it can be helpful to remember that the human mind has often been seen as capable of two kinds of knowledge — the rational and the intuitive.
In the West, intuitive knowledge has often been devalued in favor of rational scientific knowledge, and the rise of science has even led to claims that intuitive knowledge is not really knowledge at all.
However, recognition of the difficulties inherent in transferring knowledge from one person to another has tended to highlight the importance of tacit knowledge e. The Upanishads for instance speak about a higher and a lower knowledge, and associate lower knowledge with the various sciences.
Chinese philosophy has emphasized the complementary nature of the intuitive and the rational and has represented them by the archetypal pair yin and yang.
Debates about the meaning of knowledge have continued for thousands of years, and seem likely to continue for some time to come. References Nonaka, Ikujiro and Hirotaka Takeuchi. Oxford University Press, Michael Polanyi, The Tacit Dimension, Stephen Denning, The Springboard: Boston, London, Butterworth Heinemann, October Handbook of Organizational Creativity is designed to explain creativity and innovation in organizations.
This handbook contains 28 chapters dedicated to particularly complex phenomena, all written by leading experts in the field of organizational creativity.
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