Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS)


Liberal Studies

First Advisor

Sheldon Solomon

Second Advisor

Peter Moeller


Creativity can be found all around us. It can be witnessed, experienced and overlooked every day. Across the globe and cross culturally, evidence of creativity exist since the beginning of documented time, from ancient Greece to the present. At the same time it is difficult to pinpoint exactly what creativity is. Everything in humankind's journey from the invention of the wheel, philosophy, modes of religious expression, the arts, politics and everything in between, stem from expression which is creativity in action. No matter the language or semantics (which are themselves expressions of creativity) all human output derives from creativity.