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Dragan Klaic

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Chapter 9: The ‘Creativity’ of Evil?

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The ‘Creativity’ of Evil?
The ‘creativity’ of evil?

How ‘creative’ are manifestations of evil? In this essay, the author looks at crooks both small and big time as well as various forms of crime and destruction. His conclusion is that evil can be surprising and innovative, but not creative. Creativity needs to be affirmed in its utopian core, in the benefits it offers, all to be shared as common goods. In this perspective, he sees combating climate change and its consequences as the major challenge to artistic creativity today

The composer Karlheinz Stockhausen was almost tarred and feathered when, a few days after 9/11, he called the attack on the Twin Towers a work of art of cosmic proportions. Some of his concerts were cancelled and his ...

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