The following article begins with the presentation of several short definitions of creativity and an outline of the main characteristics of selected theories of creativity. Next, the interdisciplinary range of cognitivist research into creativity is described. It encompasses philosophy and psychology of creativity on one hand, and on the other hand - the research conducted in neurosciences as well as in research on artificial intelligence. In addition, possible applications of the theoretical analyses of creativity in pedagogical (educational) practice are indicated.
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