Kompridis, N. (2013). The priority of receptivity to creativity (or : I trusted you with the idea of me and you lost it). Critical Horizons,13(3), 337-350. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1558/crit.v13i3.337
In this paper I address what Arendt called the “problem of the new”, or, as Castoriadis put it, the problem of how to make the new “the object of our praxis”. I argue that the problem of the new requires thinking about receptivity in a new way, making it normatively and epistemically prior to creativity. I illuminate my new approach to receptivity through detailed engagement with Russell Hoban’s brilliant novel, The Medusa Frequency.
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