Abstract- Computation, Aesthetics, and Representation: A Critical Examination of the "The Thesis of Computational Sufficiency & Explanation" and the Incorporation of "The Argument from Human Creativity"

This talk critically examines two theoretical proposals with respect to contemporary Philosophy of Mind and Aesthetics - The Thesis of Computational Sufficiency and Explanation” and what I refer to as “The Argument from {Human} Creativity. Philosophically the concept of “being creative” as a definable, foundational characteristic of Human socio-cognitive experience, initially appears during the early articulation of Enlightenment aesthetics and German proto-Romantic anthropology. It is this talk´s contention that contemporary attempts at the modeling of creative intelligence are theoretically provocative, ethically troubling and, certainly one of the most intriguing historical developments since the publication of Immanuel Kant´s Kritik der Urteilskraft {Critique of Judgment} in 1790.